There is no five-second rule. Picking up food after 5 seconds doesn’t make it any cleaner. This is because your floors are among the dirtiest places in your home. Among the ones with the highest number of germs include your kitchen sink, bathroom and even electronic gadgets like your laptop and remote control, according to Healthline.
Aside from all these, though, your floors probably teem with the most number of microbes. So if you want to keep your home clean, you’ll need to start with your floors.
With so many people spending as much as 90 percent of their time at home, based on statistics by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, there’s a need to be more vigilant against microbes and keeping your home clean. And one way you keep your home clean is through the use of classic cleaning staples such as the dust mop.
This one’s a classic for a reason. With excellent dust-catching fibers, according to Real Simple, you can get rid of the dirt and dust in your home with a great deal more efficiency.
Take a long look at some of the benefits you can look forward to with this cleaning product:
Easy to Maintain
You only have to wash and clean the mop. No need for complex cleaning instructions. If that doesn’t get all the dirt out, though, try using a vacuum on the mop head. Just remember to do this outside of your home. Otherwise, you’ll release all the dirt and dust in your living room or kitchen floor.
Flexible to Use
Dust mops can be used to clean not just floors, but it can also clean walls, ceiling fixtures, and light fixtures. Since these cleaning tools are usually designed with long handles, this allows users to take advantage of the added height boost to get to hard-to-reach areas and corners.
Disposable or Reusable
There are two different types of mops. You could go for disposable ones so that you can toss it away when you’re done. If you’re looking for a more cost-effective option, go for reusable ones. Just be sure to wash as well as dry the mop heads in a separate batch from the rest of your laundry.
The mop can also be made from a variety of materials. You can have you pick of wool, microfibers, and synthetics. Determine the best one for your floor before you go out and buy one, though.
Different floor types require different cleaning tools, supplies, and solutions. Know which one works perfectly for your floor so you can keep it looking as good as new.
Right for Your Space
If you’ve got a tiny apartment, then it makes sense to buy a mop that’s just the right fit for your space. However, if you have larger hallways or aisles to clean and a great deal of ground to cover, go for a larger cleaning tool.
Don’t go overboard, though. Too small and it’ll hobble your cleaning sessions. Too big and you’ll find yourself dragging it behind you. Do your research and strike the right balance between the two.