How clean are your cleaning tools?
How often do we clean our cleaning tools? We focus too much on cleaning our house, but often forget about the cleaning tools. Just because it is used for cleaning doesn’t mean that it is self-cleaning.
In fact, these tools can be the source of bacteria, germs and bad odors if not cared properly. And if the tools are dirty, they might not work effectively and you might have to clean harder!
So let’s make cleaning easier and quicker.
MOPS – Fill half a bucket with hot water and 1 cup of vinegar. Soak the mop head in the bucket for half an hour. It will come out clean and deodorized. But preferably, the mop head should be replaced every 2-3 months.
TOILET BRUSH – Using the same magical duo of baking soda and vinegar, you can disinfect the toilet brush as well. Fill a bucket halfway with vinegar and fill the rest with water. Leave the brush in it overnight. Now sprinkle 2 grams baking soda over the surface area of the brush. Scrub between the bristles using a separate brush. Then rinse it off under hot water.
BROOM – A coconut palm and other natural material based brooms are the best. They can be replaced periodically without environmental impact. However, if you are using a plastic broom, place it in a bucket of warm, soapy water for an hour to soak. Then rinse it thoroughly and allow it to dry. And clean the dustpan, too, while you’re at it.
SPONGES - Pour 1-2 tablespoons of vinegar over a wet sponge and soak it in hot water for half an hour. Rinse it in water and it's as good as new.
Remember, how you clean matters and using environment friendly cleaners helps keep your home clean without harming our planet Earth.