Home Care

Smart Ways To Extend The Life Of Your Cleaning Tools

Squeeze more mileage out of your staples with these ideas

Shares

Nobody likes wasting money—as practical homeowners, we try our best to save in any way we can and that includes shopping for home essentials. Even though cleaning tools are relatively affordable, it wouldn't hurt to try and get more out of what we spent on them. Here are simple ideas you can try to lengthen the lifespan of your devices: 

  • Did you know that how you store your broom determines how long it will last? Make sure you get to use it for a long time by setting it up with the handle facing down and the bristles sticking up. This protects it from damage and shedding. 
  • Instead of soaking mop heads in soapy water, try washing them with a gentle detergent and hot water. Remember to dry it on low heat to keep the fabric from separating. 
  • Double the life of scrubbers by cutting sponges in half. A smaller sponge can still get the job done without having to waste a bigger piece—it might even make it easier for you to wash tiny plates and dinnerware.
  • Microfiber washcloths can last a thousand washes if you keep it away from heat and fabric softeners. Don't forget to dry it with other microfiber products to prevent it from picking up lint. 
  • When it comes to feather dusters, a bucket of warm water and a cup of liquid detergent can do the trick. Soak it for a few minutes and run it under a faucet until the water is clear before leaving it to dry. 

More on Realliving.com.ph

Shares

Latest Stories

The Most Common Types Of Mold In The Home

Learn about the kind of mold that can grow inside a house and the health risks these can cause

How Pauleen Luna’s Home Style Has Changed Since Getting Married

The houses we've featured have striking similarities�"from the chosen style to the look and feel of the areas

8 Pantry Organizers You Can Count On

Keep your supplies in place with these trusty essentials

Expect Heavy Traffic as Rockwell Bridge Nears 30-Month Closure

The new bridge to replace it will cost Php1.2B and won't be completed until 2020

A Classic Townhouse In Quezon City With An Elegant, Neutral Palette

An interplay of classic American style and sophisticated design complete this dream home

This Pinay Exhibited Her Up-cycled Furniture At Paris Design Week

Willie Garcia, an interior designer and eco-warrior, showed her up-cycled creations at this international design fair

6 Things to Avoid When Cleaning with Alcohol

Make sure you don't mix it with bleach!

Important Things To Do Before Your New Home Is Turned Over To You

Ensure the quality of your new home before you sign the contract

Love This Calm, Tropical Condo? Here's How To Get The Look

Minimalist pieces in simple neutrals are key to the style

What’s the Best Kitchen Countertop Material?

Granite, marble, or quartz? Get expert advice from interior designer Erika Uichanco.

8 Ways to Liven Up Your Tired Space

Quickly turn your home from drab to fab with these simple tricks

These Questions Can Help You Find the Right Architect

Find the best person who can help you achieve your dream home
Load More Stories

Get inspiring design ideas and handy hints.
Subscribe to our newsletter now!