There are certain tools every man wants in his toolbox. Tools are designed to make a task easier, so whether he’s tightening a bolt, loosening a screw, or driving a nail, having the right tool is important.
And, hey, the same is true for housework! Certain cleaning tools make the job easier.
Now I could give you a list a page long of tools that could save you time and make cleaning easier in your home, but it’s Five Things Tuesday, so I am limiting myself to the 5 cleaning tools I think every woman NEEDS to have in her “cleaning toolbox.” Most of these are branded, but not all. Here they are:
Libman Wonder® Mop
I’ve tried a lot of mops and this is my absolute favorite. It’s light and easy to use, it wrings out excess water really well, the head is easy to remove and wash, and it cleans great! For heavier-duty mopping, I’m not sure this would be the best choice, but in your average home tracking in average dirt, I can’t imagine a mop working better.
Extendable Cobweb Duster
These things just have so many handy uses. As their name implies, they’re perfect for getting cobwebs on the ceiling and in high corners, but they’re also great for cleaning ceiling fans, vent covers, and blinds. (Not to mention they can be a pretty effective weapon against creepy bugs in high places! 😉 )
There are lots of knock-offs of these dusters, but I still think the original works the best. I love the way it picks up dust and I love that it’s soft and easy to reach into all sorts of nooks and crannies. Plus it really lasts a long time! I usually use one several times before I have to change to a refill. Even after the duster starts looking a little rough, it continues to pick up dust. My old-fashioned duster had to be cleaned every time I used it or it was leaving behind more dust than it was picking up!
This little product that found its way to fame via Shark Tank is one of my FAVORITES! Seriously, I love this little sponge. It’s the best thing I’ve ever used for caked-on food in pots and pans, and it can bring up grease and grime off almost anything. It doesn’t scratch, doesn’t smell, and I love that it dries easily and completely so I’m not growing a bacteria farm on my counter top.
Surely you know the wonders of these little erasers by now. Mr. Clean had the original, but the knock-offs work pretty well, too. While you have to be careful because they can remove paints and finishes, these things are amazing for pulling up dirt a regular rag and cleaner won’t touch. They’re the best thing I’ve ever used for black marks on floors, rust stains on counters, and dirty door frames. They can even take soap scum off your sink and shower walls!
When it’s time to tackle the job of housecleaning, you need the right tools at your fingertips. Though these are only a few of my favorites, I wouldn’t want to be without any of them when it comes to cleaning my home!
Do you have certain tools in your “cleaning toolbox” that you don’t want to be without? What is your favorite cleaning tool?
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