To be able to quickly and thoroughly clean your home, you need to arm yourself with the right cleaning tools, right? We are confident that you are already well-aware of that fact. But did you know that you should also make an effort to maintain your cleaning equipment in a clean and good condition? If you come to think of it, that makes a lot of sense. After all, if you use a scrub brush to clean your bathroom’s floor, the gunk and the slime does not miraculously disappear into thin air. It just transfers to your brush. So, each time you are using that same cleaning tool, the end result will be less and less effective… unless you create a habit out of keeping your cleaning equipment in an immaculate condition. Since it will take us ages to go through all types of tools that you can use to clean your house or apartment, we will only focus on some of the most common of them which include:

  • The above-mentioned scrub brushes

  • Cloths

  • Dusters

  • Sponges

If you already find yourself thinking: “I barely have time to clean my home and now I’m being told that I also have to clean my cleaning equipment!” – do not despair. When life is keeping you too busy to take care of some of your bigger cleaning chores, you can simply take a shortcut by using comprehensive spring cleaning services in London or by hiring a team of pro cleaners as a long-term and regular solution.

Pictured: Kitchen sponges

Scrub brushes

This category includes pretty much all types of brushes you use to clean around the house – classic scrub brushes, toilet brushes, toothbrushes, etc. To clean them, you will need to first remove all debris from them such as hair, for instance. Make sure you put on a pair of rubber gloves for that because it won’t be a pleasant experience. Next, you will need to soak the brush either in a standard cleaning detergent or in vinegar. The latter is more health and eco-friendly. However, if you choose to go with it, the soaking process should last for about 8-12 hours. When ready, squeeze out the brush and just like that, you will be ready for some more scrubbing action.


The majority of people tend to throw away their washcloths, microfibre cloths or rags as soon as they become covered in dirt and dust or they wash them in the washing machine. Both solutions are far from ideal. The first one would mean that you will regularly spend money on new washcloths. The second can easily decrease the cleaning qualities of the cloth, especially if it is a microfibre one. Therefore, it is better if you wash them by hand using hot water and a detergent.


If you use a duster, you will be happy to learn that cleaning it will take very little of your time. Just remove the dust and cobwebs from it by hand or by shaking it. Fill a bucket with a solution of warm water and a bit of dish liquid. Dip and swish it. After that, take out the duster, leave it to dry and that’s it.


To sanitise your kitchen sponges, put them in a microwave for a few seconds. When it comes to sponges which you use to clean the floors and other surfaces in your home, soak them in a solution of water and some bleach for not more than 5 minutes.