Cleaning is an integral part of housekeeping. Regular cleaning preserves the look of our home and adds value to it. Without appropriate tools though, a proper cleanup cannot be accomplished. Our buyer’s guide will help you discover the tools you need for a tidier, more organized home.
- What basic cleaning tools do I need at home?
Answer: To tidy up your home properly, you need to get a feather duster for removing dust buildup, latex gloves to protect your hands from harsh cleaning products, soft rags, sponges, squeegees and paper towels for scrubbing off dirt, a spray bottle for diluting stronger cleaning detergents/solvents, mops and brooms and a vacuum cleaner with the right vacuum attachments.
- What are microfiber cloths?
Answer: To remove dust, using damp microfiber cloths is a good method. Damp microfiber cloths compared to feather dusters are capable of holding onto dust so it wipes surfaces thoroughly. These cloths are also handy for cleaning the kitchen counter, polishing glass surfaces or tiles and wiping appliances.
- Is there a tool which can remove pet hair from upholstery?
Answer: The lint roller is great at removing pet hair not only from clothes, but lingering pet hair on upholstery, carpets and other items as well. You can also use the roller to sweep crumbs and remove dust off of upholstery. If you dropped a glass on the floor by accident, pick the bigger glass pieces and run the roller on the area to pick up minuscule shards that may not be visible.
- Are there eco-friendly tools that we can use for cleaning the house?
Answer: There are available environment-friendly cleaning tools that we can use at home. One of them is the aforementioned microfiber cloths, bamboo scrub brushes, mops with microfiber heads, brooms with corn fibers, recycled aluminum or plastic buckets, woven nylon mold scrubbers, sanitizing light wands, squeegees and biodegradable plastic bags.
Our Top Picks
Drillbrush Bathroom Surfaces Tub, Shower, Tile and Grout All Purpose Power Scrubber Cleaning Kit
- Medium-stiffness nylon brushes
- 3 varying sizes and shapes
- Nylon bristles won’t scratch
- Quarter-inch Quick Change Shafts
Most of us want to end our cleaning routines as fast as we can. There is a cleaning tool which can help you with this dilemma though. The Drillbrush Power Scrubbing Kit is a 3-piece set which is made to be used with majority of drills designed without cords. Make your cleaning routines in the bathroom a fast one by using this set—the brushes allow you to finish the job in half the time. It can remove all those nasty stains and dirt buildup in areas of the house like bathrooms. See how these brushes work in this video review.
OXO Good Grips Extendable Tub and Tile Scrubber
- Ideal for tiles, glass surfaces, floors and tubs
- Lengthens from 26-42 inches
- Anti-microbial head
- Lightweight steel pole
The OXO Good Grips Extendable Tub and Tile Scrubber is designed to tackle the mess in your bathroom and the floor, in just about any part of the house. It can fit on cramped, narrow spaces too, like those spaces surrounding the toilet. Due to its distinctive head shape, the scrubber successfully ventures into once-unreachable corners and nooks. It rapidly extends from 26 inches to 42 inches with just a single fast twist. The head turns in various angles too so you can tackle even the tightest of corners. Get more insight on this product in this review video.
Homitt Electric Spin Scrubber with Adjustable Head, 360 Cordless Bathroom Cleaner
- 4-pack replaceable brush heads
- Cordless, battery-operated
- Safe, waterproof model
- Longer extension arm
The Homitt Electric Spin Scrubber with Adjustable Head is battery operated so you won’t have to deal with cords getting in the way while doing some manual cleaning. Its round bristle head is great for the sink or the bathtub. The corner head brush meanwhile is ideal for removing grout, tight spots and corners. The scrubber set is composed of 3 removable components which makes for convenient storage that saves space and simple assembly. Get more information on the set in this review.
O-Cedar EasyWring Microfiber Spin Mop, Bucket Floor Cleaning System
- Includes built-in wringer
- Deep-cleansing microfiber
- Quality foot pedal
- Includes SplashGuard
Now you can have a faster clean and more time for other activities with the O-Cedar EasyWring Microfiber Spin Mop. The innovative design features a foot pedal on the bucket so no hand-wringing is needed. No hand-wringing means lesser messes to make. You can manage the moisture levels of the mop thru the foot pedal as well. Remove grime and tenacious dirt on the kitchen and anywhere in the house with this mop. See it work in this review.
Baseboard Buddy – The As Seen on TV Baseboard Cleaning Tool
- Heavy duty aluminum handle
- Lightweight cleaning tool
- Flexible head design
- Swivel action
The Baseboard Buddy makes cleaning baseboards an easy task. It can be used wet or dry—the textured fibers trap and lock dirt and grime. Its microfiber pads are capable of tacking dirt on any type of surface. Use it on areas like the fireplace, chair rails, mantles and more. The extended handle also makes going for tougher spots a breeze; now you can reach spaces behind your fixtures, furniture and the toilets. The microfibers conform to the baseboards’ shape so all its contours and bends are cleaned as it slides throughout. Check this out in this video review.