One of the chores that cannot be permanently avoided is cleaning. No matter where you live or work, at one point or another, you will need to clean your space. Whether it is you personally doing all the cleaning or your hired help, they need some equipment to get the job done. You need to invest in cleaning supplies of good quality to make the work easier to handle and more manageable. If you don’t want to invest in all of them at once, you can start with the most important. Some of them are:
- Vacuum cleaner
A vacuum cleaner is important in order to take up all the dirt and dust. Depending on your cleaning needs, there are a variety of vacuum cleaners available. If you are cleaning on a small scale basis, you could start with a hand vacuum cleaner while if it is a large home or office you can get the large electrical one. You can also get both. The small wireless one could be used to clean the spots where the large electrical one cannot reach. You can also get a multi-purpose vacuum cleaner. There are some that can also dry your upholstery after you have cleaned them with water and detergent. When shopping, ask as many questions as you can.
A powered respirator is a device that cleans and purifies contaminated air from dust, bacteria and any other infectious substances. There are a different types including large ones that can be installed for a whole room and small ones that can be worn as masks. You may recognize them as gas masks. Investing in one is a great idea as it could prevent the cleaner from getting sick. When cleaning, you tend to inhale the fumes from the chemicals you use and the dirt you are getting rid of. Such can get clogged in your respiratory system and cause many illnesses.
This would come as quite an obvious choice. There are some contaminated materials that you don’t want to handle with your bare hands. They may cause skin irritations and lead to infections. A pair of gloves is paramount to have. Some people have the tendency to keep putting their hands in the mouth or touch themselves. It is easy to forget to wash your hands before doing so. It is very important to have a pair gloves handy as it will be a reminder that you need to take them off before touching yourself.
When cleaning, wet and polished surfaces tend to cause a lot of accidences. It is important to invest in signs that alert people that the surfaces are slippery and they need to take care. Without signs, people may not know that a particular area is being cleaned and they therefore make the place dirty as they walk. A sign alerting others that cleaning is in progress would save you the agony of redoing work.