Are you looking for tools to make cleaning easier? Here are some of the tips and tricks I used and you won’t believe the amazing results.
After I had hip surgeries, I had to come up with ways to make cleaning physically easier. Here are my ideas for some the best cleaning tools and the best cleaning products using natural materials. With the right cleaning tools you can get the best results without spending a lot of time or expending a lot of elbow grease. With regular cleaning you can make quick work your house cleaning chores and keep your home in tip-top shape.
After fighting breast cancer, I am also eliminating as many toxic chemicals as I can from my home. I’ll be using things that you have in your home already and there are no harsh chemicals. To make our cleaning supplies we will be using things like soap, baking soda, rubbing alcohol, water, and more. We’ll also be using things that are washable and reusable helping us be good to our environment. So let’s get started with tools to make cleaning easier!
Tools To Make Cleaning Easier
What is the best way to clean a shower?
I filled a small squirt bottle with 1 tsp. Dawn and water to make an all purpose cleaner solution and I keep it in my bathroom. The best way to fight soap scum is with soap. Mr. Clean magic erasers also work great but too bad they’re not on a stick!
I spray the soapy mixture on my shower tile and glass shower doors. Then I use the Clorox extendable tub and tile scrubber to clean my glass and tile without bending over. I have found this to be a great cleaning tool. It cuts down on the cleaning time and takes some of the hard work out household chores.
I sprinkle the base of my shower with baking soda.
I use the extendable scrubber to clean the bottom. After it’s clean, I rinse it all off.
What is the best way to clean a bathtub?
I spray the soapy water mixture onto the tub and surrounding areas. I used the extendable scrub brush to wipe it all down.
You can also use a broom to do some of the scrub work for you.
What is the best way to clean a sink?
I fill a dish scrub brush with Dawn and keep this in my bathroom so it is part of my cleaning routine.
I use this to clean out my sink, clean off my granite counter, and I can also use it in my shower or tub on the glass, tile, etc. Soap is a safe way to clean your hard surfaces including granite counters as it’s not acidic and doesn’t have chemicals that will hurt them.
How do you clean cloudy mirror glass?
I filled a small squirt bottle with rubbing alcohol and leave this in my bathroom as well. I have found this is one of the best ways to clean my large bathroom mirrors.
I spray the rubbing alcohol onto the mirror. I then use a Swiffer duster mop with a reusable microfiber cloth to clean my mirrors. You can wash the cloths when you’re done and use them again. No harsh chemicals and reusable is an added bonus for me.
How do you clean dust and cobwebs?
I use a broom to get rid of cobwebs in corners and on light fixtures. This is also handy for cobwebs on high ceilings. It’s fast and efficient.
How do you clean painted baseboards?
I use an extendable duster to clean my ceiling fans and baseboards. I extend the brush and wipe the baseboards off, or it can bend and reach the tops of fans. This is also good for cleaning window blinds. Once I’m done cleaning with them, I can hand wash them in my laundry tub or on a gentle cycle in my washing machine.
What floors can you use a steam mop on?
I use a steamer mop on both my tile, hard floors (laminate), and hardwood floors. This will sanitize your floors with ease and you won’t break your back doing it. In addition to that, it is a chemical-free way to clean your floors. I recently wrote a post about my new Wagner steam cleaner and you can check that post out here – Chemical Free with a Wagner Steam Cleaner
The best part about many of these tools is that they use reusable clothes and items. I can launder them and use them again which makes it better for the environment.
How do you clean dirty outside windows?
For my outdoor window cleaning, I use our pressure washer. It cleans the tracks on the outside as well as the windows themselves. If you don’t have a power washer, you can attach a hose sprayer with soap in it onto your hose. Spray your windows with the soapy mixture, let stand for a few minutes, then rinse off with regular water.
What is the best thing to clean a patio?
I also use my power washer to clean my patio and patio furniture and cushions. If you don’t have a power washer, you can use a deck brush and soapy water to clean your patio. When you’re done rinse with water.
You can also make other shortcuts for a clean house
- use a robot vacuum.
- dust with a handheld vacuum or canister vacuum
- use an extendable hand duster or dust mop
- get attachments for your power drill
- recruit family members
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