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Must-Have Cleaning Tools For Every Home

When it comes to managing a household- keeping it clean, well-stocked, essentially making it a home, having the right tools can make quite the difference. For first time homeowners, it can be a little overwhelming, so we’ve come up with a categorized list with some recommendations to help you out.

1. Vacuum Cleaner

vacuum cleaner

Whether you’re just starting out or looking for an upgrade, a vacuum cleaner is a must.

  • Pricey, quality brand : The Dyson v11, $899
  • Budget recommendation: Dibea D18, $148

2. Microfiber Cloths


Microfiber cloths are gentle enough to clean all surfaces- including stainless steel and glass. Stock up on a few and toss them in the wash with your towels on a regular basis to keep them clean.

  • Pricey, quality brand :E-cloth, $15
  • Budget recommendation: 3M SCOTCHBRITE MICROFIBER CLOTH (8PC), $16.95

3. Washing Buckets

washing bucket

You might not need a bucket every time you clean, but when you do, you’ll be glad you have it. Besides, you can utilize it as a caddy for storing your cleaning supplies and carrying them from room to room!

  • Pricey, quality brand :Muji Polypropylene Bucket with lid, $26
  • Budget recommendation: Leopard Pail, $1.60

4. Broom & Dustpan


Keep dust, dirt and pet hairs at bay with a trusty old’ broom and dustpan combination.

  • Pricey, quality brand :Household Broom and Dustpan Set with Magnetic Holder Foldable Broom & Debris Pan , $22.40
  • Budget recommendation: Luga stainless steel broom and dustpan set, $15

4. Flat Mop

flat mop

Don’t like the standard unruly mops? Try a flat mop instead.

  • Pricey, quality brand :TOPOTO Z9 Magic Flat Mop 2019, $35.90
  • Budget recommendation: Hands-free flat mop, $9.60

5. Rubber Gloves

rubber gloves

A good set of thick rubber gloves is cheap to buy and a necessity for protecting your hands from cleaning chemicals and whatever grime you’re going to have to deal with.

6. Kitchen Dish Sponge

toilet brushScrubbing off last night’s gravy would be much easier with a proper kitchen dish sponge.7. Dish Rack

dish rack

Storing your kitchenware after a wash does not have to be problematic. A dish rack would give all your utensils a place to sit as it dries by the sink.

  • Pricey, quality brand :Premium Stainless steel dish rack, $53.90.
  • Budget recommendation: Small Shop Kitchen Drain Dish Rack, $9.00

8. Squeegee


Keep a squeegee in your shower to scrape off soap and water droplets. Many come with suction attachments so you can attach them to the wall and use whenever necessary.

  • Pricey, quality brand : OXO Good Grips Stainless Steel Squeegee, $26.67
  • Budget recommendation: Soft glass squeegee, $1.99

9. Toilet Brush & Holder

toilet brush

A bristled toilet brush will help you get your toilet bowl sparkling clean with very minimal effort.

  • Pricey, quality brand : Simple Human Toilet Brush, $52
  • Budget recommendation: Oates Plastic Toilet Brush with Holder, $10

There are many steps to keeping your house clean and tidy. Now that you’ve got the goods, the next thing you need is to actually clean your house.

We know that’s not for everyone, so here’s Helpling, your one-stop shop to handle your household cleaning needs.

Our cleaners are all professionally trained to clean with precision and can help you out with organising your stuff if needed.

Book a trusted local cleaner with just a few clicks and look forward to a clean home.

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