Clean houses sell faster than less-than-sparkling ones, because buyers love a property that looks like the professional cleaning crew just left.
Some people like to store a caddy on each floor of the home, or in each bathroom.
Did you know that paper towels can actually scratch some surfaces, like Plexiglas and other plastics? And paper towels are no friend of the environment.
|I like equipment that I can wash and disinfect, like my little dustpan and broom.|
Soft, synthetic bristle brooms are easier to use and grab dust better than stiff brooms. For garage floors, driveways and sidewalks, a stiff push broom is best.
A broom's kissing cousin is the dust broom, and a dust pan. They're a necessity unless you're sweeping debris under a rug, and I know you wouldn't! Well, maybe if your realtor is knocking at the door with clients in tow.
I like Oxo brushes because they are designed well and last a long time. My dentist has forgotten that he recommended a Sonic toothbrush, so when I get free toothbrushes with each visit, they become part of my cleaning arsenal, perfect for getting into those tough spots.
|This little, long handled, low-tech carpet sweeper could be your answer |
to those short notice showings when your carpets need a quick once over.
Or does your present vac just need a thorough overhaul and cleaning?
It's not a vacuum cleaner, but it's the ancestor of vacs -- the humble carpet sweeper. It could be included on this dirty dozen tool list as #13. Compact, lightweight, inexpensive, quiet, it will perform your hurry-up-tidy-ups between regular vacuuming dates.
The telescoping handle is your friend if you have high ceilings. Use your handled duster for ceiling fans because they are a magnet for whatever is in the air. Knock the dirt down before you vacuum.
|My favorite scents. If you've read my home staging eBook, you know that I like to avoid |
strong chemical scents, and prefer essential oils for adding fragrance to a room.
You can download the book now and and learn all my tips to clean like a pro.
Nitrile Gloves. Protect your hands and your health. Slip on some pretty gloves for all your wet cleaning tasks. Even pure water dries your skin, and cleaners in solution are absorbed by your skin. If you won't drink it, don't put it on your skin.
|What? A girl can't have too many pairs of gloves. I have other glove collections |
for painting and gardening. This is the watering can I use for rinsing shower walls.