Keeping the house clean can be a chore for anyone. The worst part is that it never seems to end. It seems like it was just yesterday when you last finished cleaning the kitchen or the bathroom. It’s as if the house made itself dirty overnight! On the bright side, investing in a good set of cleaning supplies and quality cleaning equipment can save you time and money that would otherwise be spent scrubbing away at spills and dust.
In this blog, you will discover the best types of cleaning products and supplies for your household. While there are a plethora of items available in the market, we will be focusing on the highest quality, most-used items so that you’re spending your money on the most valuable products available.
Why quality cleaning equipment matters
If you need new house cleaning supplies, you could go to a big brand store to buy cheap products to save money in the short run, but if you want a product that is truly economically friendly, invest in one that is high quality. These quality cleaning products might not be available via “as seen on TV” or in large stores that sell cheap products imported from foreign countries. You might have to go to a smaller store. However, doing so helps support local, up-and-coming businesses, and you’d be helping your country’s economy.
Not only can you benefit your country by buying locally, but investing in a well-made item that may cost slightly more than cheaper products in large stores ensures that the product will last longer, which actually saves you money in the long run. In the following house cleaning products, you will find qualities to look for that determine whether or not your hard-earned money is being spent wisely.
Wet mops to the rescue!
One of the most common household items for cleaning messes is your standard mop. Common complaints from buyers who purchase cheaply made wet mops are that the mop sheds tiny fibers, the mop is not absorbent and smudges spill, and the handle either rusts or breaks easily. If the buyers had only invested a few more dollars in a high-quality mop, none of these problems would have arisen.
What to look for in wet mops
Look for a wet mop that uses non-woven fabric so that it doesn’t shed all over the floor it’s meant to clean. A non-woven fabric like cotton will reach tricky corners, giving your back a break. Also, make sure the fabric used is super absorbent to prevent frequent trips to the bucket and constant wring outs.
Dust-defying dry mops
Unlike wet mops, dry mops do not need to be non-woven. In fact, dry mops made of woven yarn make for a fluffy product that successfully traps dirt and pesky dust that would otherwise be flying around making you sneeze.
What to look for in dry mops
To be sure your dry mop gives you the best bang for your buck, invest in one made of 100% wool. Wool creates its own natural lanolin, which is a wax that effectively traps dust. It’s also easy to clean, making your job easier. For an even easier time, consider buying a dry mop with a detachable, swivel head, so that you can reach tough spots and then clean the dust off without a long handle getting in your way.
Stain remover safety
Stains are an inevitable part of our favorite fabrics’ lives. Therefore, it is essential to have a good stain remover nearby. If you have young children or pets, carpet cleaning in particular can be dangerous if you decide to purchase a cheap stain remover that is full of harmful toxins. Even safer stain removers can pose a threat, which is why looking for an environmentally-friendly stain remover containing Bitrex, the most bitter substance available, prevents pets and young children from accidentally ingesting the remover.
Qualities of a good stain remover
When looking for a stain remover, you will also want to be sure that it is biodegradable and phosphate-free. This will ensure that it does not damage your septic tank or the clothing or carpet you are trying to salvage. To make this purchase worth your while, consider buying a stain remover that is also an all-purpose cleaner. Not only does it work on stains, but you can also use it to clean tough grease and mildew in the kitchen and bathroom.
Many products on the market are unsafe for families with pets or young children, put your septic tanks at risk, and don’t perform as well, turning what seems like a bargain into a waste of money. If you want to save time, long-term investments, and effort when it comes to cleaning your house, then it is time to say goodbye to cheap, imported cleaning supplies and hello to high-performance quality cleaning equipment.