4 Cleaning Tools You Can Disinfect Today
Prevent dirt and germs from taking over with these ideas
Keeping the home spotless isn't simply accomplishing daily chores, it's also about having the right cleaning tools. However, the sponges, brooms, mops, and rags that we use regularly are at risk of developing bacteria, too. To help keep them safe for your home, we've listed down ways that can help you clean your cleaning must-haves.
1. Cleaning brushes
If you don't like using store-bought bleach, you can keep your brushes bacteria-free by soaking it in a mixture of one cup peroxide and one liter of boiling water. For those who aren't sensitive to chemical cleaners, you may replace the peroxide with bleach and combine it with water. Swish the brush around the mixture and let it sit for at least two hours.
2. Microfiber cloths
Dubbed as high-quality rags by a handful of homemakers, you may want to take a few additional steps in cleaning them. Start by rinsing it with water, place it in a delicates bag then toss it in the washing machine. Try not to use microfiber cloths when wiping overly greasy items and surfaces as it tend to absorb oil.
3. Washing machines
Since it is always drenched in detergent and water, you might think that washers don't need cleaning. On the contrary, it can be just as germ-ridden as dirty laundry. Get it squeaky clean again by running a load with warm water and a cup of white vinegar—make sure you leave the door open to avoid dealing with a sour stench!
4. Synthetic mops
Mops are responsible for picking up food spills, stains, and keeping the floor clean in general. Make sure you maximize its use by wiping down the handle with warm soapy water while keeping the head submerged in detergent and bleach. Run hot water over it until it runs clear and let it air dry.
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