Nobody wants to live in an environment full of allergens, dust or dirt. It does not matter the type of flooring, roofing and walls you have in your home, it is critical to ensure that you only use the best cleaning products. Here are some of the essential cleaning tools that you should have on hand to ensure that you have a clean home.

A Broom (and Dustpan)

Broom and Dustpan

Every home should have a broom, an object that comes in quite handy even before you move into a house. There are different types of brooms, with each serving a specific purpose. For instance, fiber brooms are great for use on surfaces like marble or wood, while the less gentle straw brooms are for outdoor spaces.

Every floor requires to be mopped, but before mopping, it should be swept. A good broom and dust pan will help remove any loose dirt, debris and much more from your floor, making it an ideal surface for your helper to mop until it is sparkling clean.

A Carpet Sweeper

Carpet SweeperCarpet sweepers are technically not vacuum cleaners. Instead they are mechanical devices for cleaning carpets and similar floors. Although their use is superseded by vacuum cleaners, they are still important cleaning tools for homes and commercial applications where their quiet and lightweight operation is required, says Fuller. A carpet sweeper will aid you in quickly clearing smaller areas without any noise and disruption of a larger, louder vacuum.

A Scrubbing Brush

Scrub Brush

While a good medium-bristled brush will do most tasks around your home, it may be a great idea to get a variety. Soft- and hard-bristled brushes have different unique uses around your home. These uses include removing messes on the floor, scrubbing the grout clean or cleaning the shower. A scrubbing brush will prove a handy tool in several scenarios.

A Pair of Rubber Gloves

Rubber Gloves

Some house chores cannot be completed without rubber gloves. Well, they can, but your hands might suffer. Therefore, do not attempt to be brave, and instead use a pair of rubber gloves. They are especially helpful in situations that require using harsh cleaners likely to irritate the skin or toxic substance used to get a deeper clean.

Microfiber Cloths

Microfiber Cloths

Microfiber cloths come in handy for several uses, but primarily, dusting. Any homeowner understands that furniture and décor do eventually accumulates some amount of dust – fast. While dusting is not everyone’s favorite part of cleaning, it has to be done. One of the best tools to do this job are microfiber cloths that can be incredibly effective. Not only do these fibers clean your surfaces, completely on their own, they will also not leave any scratch marks on your surfaces.

Home ownership brings along with it the added responsibility of cleaning your home. It is important that you ensure your access to a well-stocked arsenal of cleaning supplies for whatever messes that may arise around your home. The tools mentioned above should always be kept somewhere that they can be easily reached to ensure that any messes are dealt with fast and effectively.