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Microfibre cloths clean more efficiently than regular rags. (Pinterest pic)

A clean house is one that is tidy, dust-free and hygienic. Having the right tools is a good start to maintaining a clean home.

Here are five basic tools to help clean your home more efficiently.

1. Microfibre cloths

Microfibre cloths are great for cleaning every surface or window. They are more effective than ordinary rags as they are highly absorbent and do not leave water marks. Microfibre cloths are non-abrasive and clean without leaving scratches.

2. Old toothbrushes

Old toothbrushes are great to clean hard to reach areas such as corners. (Pixabay pic)

Toothbrushes not only clean teeth but can also clean the corners of your home.

After switching out your old toothbrush, you can use it to clean small focused spots such as bathroom corners, sliding window tracks or even kitchen tools such as a colander or cheese grater.

3. Household rubber gloves

Rubber gloves prevent irritation of the skin by harsh cleaning agents. (Rawpixel pic)

Cleaning agents such as bleach or detergents are often highly alkaline in order to dissolve dirt or oil and can damage the skin.

Hence, when handling strong cleaning solutions or washing the dishes, it is recommended to use rubber gloves to reduce the risk of skin irritation.

4. Squeegee

A squeegee is essential to keep the bathroom clean and mould-free. (Pinterest pic)

A squeegee is a handheld tool with a smooth rubber blade, used to clean and control the flow of water on flat surfaces such as tabletops, windows or mirrors.

They are an essential tool for the bathroom to keep the space dry and mould-free!

5. Cordless handheld vacuum

A cordless handheld vacuum cleaner can be used anywhere. (Pinterest pic)

A cordless handheld vacuum is can be used everywhere from your mattresses to the car seat. They can be extended or rotated for hard-to-reach spaces or for a quick clean of spills or pet hair.

They are also great for storage as they do not take up as much space as a bulky traditional vacuum cleaner.

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