The Spring Cleaning Task You Likely Neglect

March heralds the arrival of spring and the ideal time to blitz your home or office. From dusting those hard to reach corners to decluttering your closet, there’s plenty to do. But is there one task you might be forgetting?

As you work your way down your spring cleaning checklist, it is important to take a closer look at the tools you are using. Do they need replacing or cleaning? Ensuring your food and equipment are clean is something that often slips the mind of homeowners, so we have a look at what to watch for and how to clean them.


How often should you replace your cleaning tools?



Sponges, commonly used in kitchens and bathrooms, can harbour high levels of dirt and bacteria, meaning using a dirty sage can do more harm than good. Rinse sponges thoroughly after every use, and replace them once a week.


Mop heads and buckets

Our floors accumulate all manner of dirt that we walk through the house and can leave mop heads grimy and filthy. Always sweep or vacuum before mopping to remove most of the loose dirt and dust. Rinse your mop bucket with hot soapy water after every use, and wring out mop heads in clean water and leave to dry after every use.


Scrubbing brushes

Plastic dish brushes tend to last a long time and are more durable than clothes and sponges, but they still need to be washed regularly. Soak them in hot soapy water after use and rinse in clean water afterwards.


How to sanitise your household cleaning tools

Sanitising your tools will help you maintain a tidy and hygienic home. You can use white vinegar to soak sponges for five minutes, or even put them in the dishwasher using the ‘heated dry’ setting.

For a citrus soak, fill a microwave-safe bowl with warm water and add a lemon, cut in half. Pace your sponges and cloths in the bowl, and microwave for one minute.


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By |2022-03-25T09:29:13+00:00March 3rd, 2022|Construction, News|