Do you ever think about how your cleaning tools need to be taken care of? Yes, they do such a great job at maintaining your home clean but when you think about it they don’t clean themselves – so you need to put this on your to-do list.
All of the dirt and germs that they soak up later are being transferred to the next thing you clean. As time passes and your cleaning tools are packed with bacteria and dirt you don’t clean – you are making your home even dirtier. So how can you avoid this?
– How to clean mops
If your mop is a sponge one you need to soak the head in a mixture of hot water and vinegar. Leave it in for 30 minutes. Then let it dry.
Keep in mind that mop heads need to be replaced every three months. Cleaning them is a quick fix that overtime becomes useless.
If your mop is a microfiber one you can easily remove the head and put it in your washing machine.
– How to clean a broom
Bang your broom against a large object outside – this will remove all of the dirt that it has picked up. Do this every time you use it.
Once a month make sure you put the broom is a bucket of warm water and dishwashing liquid soap. Let it sit there for around an hour.
– How to clean sponges
All of the sponges you use in your kitchen you can put in the dishwasher every few days.
The sponges that you use in the bathroom you can soak in a mixture of water and vinegar.
You should replace all the sponges every four weeks.
– How to clean toilet brushes
These things should be cleaned once a month. How? It’s very easy, just like the other ones.
Put two cups of bleach in the toilet bowl and let the toilet brush soak there for around an hour. Rinse it with cold water once you take it out.