Having the right cleaning equipment and supplies makes a world of difference when it comes to housekeeping cleaning, both in terms of efficiency and effectiveness. Therefore, if you are looking for ways to speed up the cleaning process and housekeeping, you should create a list of house cleaning tools and equipment.
If you don’t know where to start, we have a couple of suggestions you might find helpful.
Basic cleaning equipment
Abrasives: grit paper and sharpening stones.
Brushes: different types of brushes to accommodate various surfaces.
Housekeeping cart: often found in hotels, a trolley is used to store necessary cleaning equipment in housekeeping. You can adjust its content based on your needs.
Dustbins: can you imagine any housekeeping without a dustbin. Make sure your bins are large enough to store all the garbage and that you can close them properly.
Dusting cloths: they are soft and great for dusting all kinds of surfaces. But, make sure not to use them on a wet surface.
Dustpans: it is pretty useful for collecting dirt from the floor, but they aren’t good for deep cleaning.
Mops: you need mops in all shapes and forms. Syntactic mops, dust, or string mops all have different absorbing properties. Keep them clean and dry after every use. You can even add spray mop to your list because it’s great for quick touch-ups.
Mop wringer: this bucket allows you to rinse and twist mop without exposing yourself to dirt. It’s also essential to keep the mop wringer clean after every use.
Ironing board: make sure to have a comfortable ironing board and that it’s high or low enough, so your back doesn’t hurt.
Spray bottles: if you have some homemade cleaning solutions, they should be clearly labeled and stored in spray bottles.
Small brush: housekeeping staff tends to use a toothbrush for hard-to-reach areas, like grout between tiles, so why shouldn’t you.
Professional cleaning equipment
Vacuum: nowadays, you can find various models of vacuum cleaners on the market. However, you want to buy something that does the job and is easily maneuvered. Even though you can consider cordless vacuum cleaners, they usually don’t have a large enough battery to support you through a cleaning process.
Box sweeper: this one is great because it cleans the floors and carpets.
Polisher: you will need a polishing machine for deep cleaning occasionally. But you don’t have to buy one; you can always rent.
Vapor cleaning: this machine is used in industrial and commercial properties because it eliminates pest problems and destroys chemical odor. You can buy it if you feel the need for it. It’s useful for deep cleaning.
Steamer: if you don’t want to bother with a traditional iron, a steamer is a great choice. It basically irons the clothes without wrinkles and saves you money on dry cleaners.
Window cleaner: choose one that you can easily move and carry with ease.
Steam mop: this tool uses steam to clean carpets and floors. Compared to a regular mop, this one requires cleaning agents like detergent or bleach. With the help of heat and pressure, a steam mop is ideal when you need to disinfect floors.
Before applying any cleaning solution, make sure to understand different products and chemicals and what they can do on what surface. For example, the following list contains the most used cleaning solutions in housekeeping:
- Bathroom cleaner
- Baking soda
- Clean air sprays
- Laundry cleaners
- Floor cleaners
- Antibacterial cleaners
- Toilet cleaners
- Carpet cleaners
Of course, you can add or skip products according to your needs or cleaning preferences.