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Cleaning Tools.

A teacher has their favorite marking pens. A doctor has their favorite stethoscope. I have my favorite broom! This year I have discovered some cleaning tools that have simplified many of my household chores. Especially, starting homeschool I have to find a way to simplify my chores so I can spend more time with my daughter.

The first of my amazing tools is the Swiffer Sweeper Vac. I’ve had this for a year now and I love it. Though it doesn’t work on carpets, it works wonders on my tile floor and makes sweeping a faster process. Since most of my home consists of tiled floors this is a life saver on time and my back!

My home consists of a ceiling fan in every room and in the living room there are two. My living room has a cathedral ceiling and that can make cleaning cobwebs difficult. Thank goodness for my O-Cedar Dual-Action Microfiber Duster Set with Telescopic Handle. Let me tell you I have had three dusters and they all fell apart in a matter of a month. The handles just were too flimsy. This O-Cedar duster is sturdy and has a washable dusting cloth. Perfect for dusting off those ceiling fans.

Speaking of O-Cedar products the O-Cedar Easy Wring Spin Mop and Bucket System is AMAZING! My mother-in-law purchased one and loves hers that made me want to try one too. Since switching to a natural floor cleaner I needed a good mop and this one is perfect! I have been a long time fan of the Swiffer Wet Jet, but even though this a mop and bucket it actually makes cleaning the tiled floor a fast job and it cleans the floor better. I’m sold now!

The worst chore in my opinion is cleaning the showers. I have three! So, I gave the Scotch Brite Shower Scrubber with extendable handle a try. Sold! It saves me from having to not only climb up and down the bath tub, but it saves my back from having to bend over a scrub. It comes with a replaceable non-scratch scrubber.

Finally, my favorite vacuum. This is the vacuum my husband purchased for himself long before we were married and it is still working today. Though many feel this is too expensive I will tell you it is worth the money. This vacuum not only cleans the carpets well, but it also works on my tiled floor. It’s the Dyson Ball Upright vacuum. Though I couldn’t locate our vacuum online there are many to choose from. I love this vacuum. Though expensive it has lasted for years and is still going strong. You will save money in the long run investing in this vacuum. It helps cleaning the floors an easier process.

This Is my list of tools that have helped me streamline my chores. Cleaning the house is important and it is important enough to invest in some good tools. What cleaning products help you streamline your chores? Comment below!

Kristy Risner


3 thoughts on “Cleaning Tools.”

  1. Great suggestions! That shower scrubber looks awesome for those of us who are vertically challenged 😉. I would have to agree that showers are the worst to clean. I will have to pick one up!
    The rest of my tools are similar to what you use. I might try that mop though. I use a Rubbermaid Reveal mop. Similar to a Swiffer wet jet, except no batteries, reusable cleaner bottle and you add your cleaner of choice, and washable microfiber pads. I have used this for years and it’s great, but I do notice every once and a while a little build up in corners and around baseboards. Looks like your mop might help with that.
    I also use an industrial extendable duster for those high ceilings. I use a Dyson rechargeable stick Vac as an alternative to the Swiffer for the quick clean ups (have used it for 6years). My whole house Vacuum is a Rainbow Vacuum. I have had it for ten years and it’s still going strong. Kind of a pain with the all the pieces but it’s the best vacuum I’ve ever used.

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    1. I haven’t tried the Rubbermaid Reveal mop, but that sounds better than changing out batteries and having to use the companies cleaner. Also, to reach really tall showers a mop works well to and has a longer handle! I have a super tall shower upstairs and I use a mop to clean the ceiling and walls.


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