Well, I am a cleanliness freak, and keeping my house super tidy is not just a need but also a habit for me. Considering the huge effort that I put in the whole process of cleaning my home, I always look for great tools that make my work easier. Therefore, keeping the basic hygiene requirement of a common person in mind, here are 7 must-have cleaning tools I think every home should have.

1. Microfiber Cloths

It is important to have a ton of microfiber cloths (see my reviews) in your home since they have many uses. Just like white towels, you can use microfiber cloths to get surfaces clean as they can clean on their own with little water. The best thing about these pieces of clothing is that they don’t scratch and do not leave any streaks behind.

2. Spray Bottle

Another important tool that always comes in handy while cleaning your house is a spray bottle. You can fill them with water or any home-made cleanser to get rid of dirt and stains.

3. Mop, Broom, and Dustpan

Everyone knows that having these three cleaning tools at home is important. If you have any hard surfaces such as cork, tile, linoleum, or wood, that need to be cleaned, a broom and a mop will do a great job. A dustpan help with collecting dirt, and of course is crucial for cleaning any spills.

4. Toothbrush

Tired of rubbing the crannies and nooks with a normal brush or scrub? Well, no matter how you try, it is hard to get rid of the small dirt deposited in those crevices. Well, a toothbrush can help to remove dirt from small spaces that a normal scrub cannot get to. Therefore, instead of throwing that old toothbrush away, why not keep a couple of them to clean the dirt that might be accumulated in the books of your home. Do not forget to disinfect your brush when using it on the rims and sinks.

5. Sponge

Well, a broom and mop cannot reach the corners and nooks of your house, and this is where a good sponge helps. Having a couple of them, especially those with an abrasive side, as well as microfiber towels will help you get rid of those stubborn stains of the walls, and any dirt that might be trapped in the tiles.

Soak them in detergent and rub them on the spot that needs to be cleaned. They can be reused, but you have to keep them clean and dry.

6. Vacuum Cleaner

This is another handy tool that you should not lack in your home. It can make your cleaning easy and fun. People, especially those who have tight schedules and rarely get time to clean their houses, use vacuum cleaners to give their upholstery and floors a quick clean. You can also use them to deodorize those smelly cushions and freshen up things in your house. These versatile tools can be of great help to you. If you are going to buy a vacuum cleaner recently, you can have a look at my detailed reviews.

7. Bucket

Although many may not see it as an essential tool, a bucket plays an important role in making your mopping work easier. Apart from helping in the mopping process, it can also be used to store cleaning tools. It is one of the 7 must-have cleaning tools that I believe every home should have.

Go for a plastic bucket to make it easier for you to clean. Also, buy a considerably small one to make it easier to carry around as you mop your floor.

TIP: when cleaning your house, have two buckets, one for soaking the dirt from the mop and the other one for wringing your mop in clean detergent for rinsing the floor.

Did you notice that all the above cleaning tools can be helpful in a big way if used in the right way in the right place? I compiled this list to help make the hectic task of cleaning a bit effortless and easier. So, you won’t be swearing and banging your hand against whatever is around you on a Sunday morning when you intend to give your house a thorough cleaning, ensure to have all these tools with you.

If you are aware of other must-have cleaning tools that are used in the day-to-day cleaning and vacuuming process, feel free to include them in the comment section below.

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