7 Essential Cleaning Tools for Household Chores - Chemstrat

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While buying cleaning products and equipment may not be the most exciting part of setting up a new home, it is essential you buy the right items to ensure the thorough cleaning of your home environment. Not only will this improve the hygiene and sanitation of your home space, but your quality of life as well. Here we discuss ten of the most important must-have cleaning tools you need for your home.

Broom and Dustpan

A broom and dustpan are one of the most essential of all cleaning tools. They are essential for cleaning up spills such as a broken wine glass in the dining room, knocked-over cereal on the kitchen floor or even sweeping up leaves off of your front patio. A broom and dustpan are also useful for doing a quick brush-over before vacuuming or mopping your floors and other surfaces. We recommend that you opt for a pan with a rubber lip, which grips to the floor. This allows you to neatly sweep up all the dust, debris and particles in one motion.

The King of Cleaning Tools – The Vacuum

Your vacuum is your secret weapon to tidy up quickly and effortlessly. A vacuum helps you swiftly suck up dust particles and debris that settle throughout your house. With dogs and/or children in your household, you may know the dusty paw prints along the floor, or sticky fingerprints and the trail of sandwich crumbs along the couch all too well. There are a multitude of different options you can choose from depending on your space and needs. If you are living alone in a smaller space, a simple handheld vacuum will suffice. If you are a big family with lots of space for dust to collect, a larger, more powerful vacuum is the one for you.

All Purpose Cleaner

Another essential cleaning tool you cannot go without – is an all-purpose cleaner. There are a wide variety of brands you can choose from. An all-purpose cleaner is very functional and can assist you in cleaning multiple surfaces, particularly when you have to clean from one room to another. You can simply fill a spray bottle and begin to clean your bathroom countertops, kitchen appliances, bedroom trinkets and dining room table all with the same spray bottle. With this said, however, please be aware of cross-contamination. While you can use the same all-purpose cleaner, it is advised that you utilise different sponges and cloths for different rooms. You do not want to carry germs from the bathroom into other areas of the house and visa versa.


One of the primary reasons for cleaning your house and keeping it tidy is to prevent the build-up and growth of harmful germs and bacteria that can cause illness in your family. It is advised that you include disinfectant cleaners in your cleaning regime to eradicate all traces of unwanted germs. Simple ways of including disinfectants in your cleaning is by adding it to your floor cleaner or spraying down surfaces before giving them a deep clean. This will go a long way in protecting the health and safety of your family.

Microfibre Cloths

Microfibre cloths are a must-have as part of your home cleaning tools. They are gentle on surfaces and are ideal for picking up dust particles and unwanted debris. Their soft fibers prevent scratches, streaks, and cracks They are perfect for wiping down glass furniture, and fragile technologies like televisions and can clean windows and mirrors without streaks. They are also effective in cleaning dishes and wiping down surfaces.

Toilet Brush

Make sure you buy a dedicated toilet brush, because you don’t want to be using that brush anywhere else in the house but the toilet bowl. One that comes with a stand or cover is especially convenient as you can store it neatly in the bathroom. Some fancier brushes even come with a cleaning solutions compartment in the handle for an all-in-one cleaning experience. It is essential that you clean your toilet regularly as it is a breeding ground for unwanted germs and bacteria.

Mop and Bucket

A mop is probably one of the most useful cleaning tools you should have in your home. It is useful for cleaning hard surfaces like tile, wood, and laminate flooring. There are a wide variety of mops – all shapes and sizes for various needs and requirements. It is important to see which mop best suits your personal space. It is recommended that you regularly wash and disinfect your mop in order to prevent the growth of germs and bacteria.

Of course – what use is a mop without a bucket? If you opt for a simple mop, you will ultimately need a bucket too. They hold your water and cleaning fluid, and are easy to carry from room to room as you clean. Buckets are also great for rinsing out rags, sponges, and soaking items. Additionally, you can store your cleaning products in a bucket, making them easy to access when needed. If you are looking for cleaning tools and chemicals, you have come to the right place. visit our online store or get in touch with one of our Chemstrat representatives today!