8 Must Have Cleaning Tools

Top 8 Cleaning Tools

Cleaning tools are things that are quite unappreciated, they are so useful, yet we seldom pay any attention to them in our day to day life.

“Cleanliness is next to godliness” , this adage can only come true if we have the correct tools (Cleaning Tools). With this in mind, we would like to suggest 8 cleaning tools that you just have to buy for your home.

Here are the Must Have Cleaning Tools:

1. Sponge

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The first and most essential tool that you should have in your home for cleaning purposes is a SPONGE. There are various types of sponges and their uses vary.

Here are some type of sponges and their uses :

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Cellulose Sponge uses


 abrasive sponge uses

abrasive-cellulose sponge uses


 dobie uses

dry sponge uses


 magic eraser uses

 microfibre cloths 

wire sponge uses

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If you plan on reusing a sponge, don’t forget to clean it.

Here is a video of how to clean your sponge:

2. Squeegee

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Another must have is a Squeegee. This versatile tool is generally used for window cleaning, but this inexpensive tool can also be used for more than just your windows.

Here is a list of four uses for your Squeegee other than your windows :

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1. Glass Shower Doors

A squeegee can get rid of water spots, limescale and soap scum that can accumulate on shower doors.

2. Chalkboards

Wash your dirty chalkboard with a solution of one part vinegar and 5 parts of water and then wipe off with your squeegee to get a new-looking chalkboard.

3. Cars

Wash your car with water and then squeegee dry it.

4. Getting pet hair out of carpet

Just rub the squeegee on your surface to loosen up pet hair, then vacuum it up.

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3. Spray Bottle

Another tool that will come handy while cleaning your home is a Spray Bottle. Spray bottles can be filled with water or with any home-made cleanser to get rid of stains and dirt.

You can also try making your own spray bottle at home. Click here to know more.

4. Dustpan

This is obvious. If you have any hard surfaces like wood, tile, cork, and linoleum, you will need a broom to get them clean. Dustpans help with the process, and of course are crucial for quickly cleaning up any spills.

5. Scrub Brush

A sponge or cloth isn’t always going to work, so keep a bristle scrub brush on hand to use on tough stains. These scrub brushes are easily available in departmental stores in India, or you can buy them online.

6. Toothbrush

When you need something a little more detailed than a scrub brush, a toothbrush is a great option. Disinfect some old toothbrushes and put them to work on grout, sink rims and all the other nooks and crannies in your house.

7. Vacuum Cleaner

This is one versatile tool that can make cleaning not just easy but also fun. People generally use vacuum cleaners to clean floors and upholstery, but do you know some lesser known vacuum cleaner tricks. Let me tell you how you can deodorize your smelly cushions, make your house smell fresh and much more.

Here are some offbeat Vacuum Cleaner Tricks :

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1. Make your house smell fresh

Dip a cotton ball in your favorite essential oil or perfume and drop it into your vacuum cleaner bag. As you vacuum, the scent will gradually release and freshen up the air.

2. Deodorize your smelly cushions

Sprinkle some baking powder on the spot that you’re trying to clean and let it sit for about 30 minutes. Vacuum it away and say goodbye to dust and foul smell

3. Ice out furniture dents on carpet

Move your furniture to uncover carpet dents.Drop some ice cubes on it and let it melt. The water will encourage the carpet fibers to return to their original shapes. Vacuum over the wet spots to bring back the original look.

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8. Tilex Tile & Grout Pen



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This cleaning tool is really handful as this solves one the most basic problems faced by people in their day to day life. It can help in cleaning the tile grout (spaces between tiles) either on floor or on the walls of a house.

So these are the 8 must have home cleaning tools, according to us. What do you think about them? Are there any more cleaning tools that can make life easy? Are there some more uses of the above listed tools that we have missed? Tell us what you think by commenting below and we will get back to you.

Compiled by

Zubin Gahlaut

Aayush Kumar

SRCC GBO Students

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One comment

  1. I love your tip about freshening up your vacuum cleaner with a cotton ball and essential oils! What a great idea! Home cleaning can be such a chore, but there are so many ways to make it easier on yourself, and have a bit of fun doing it! Luckily, for deeper stains you can’t quite handle on your own, you can always seek out a cleaning professional! Thanks for all your great advice!

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