While ensuring that your home is clean is incredibly important, it’s equally as important to ensure that all of your cleaning products are treated in the same exact fashion. For instance, the tools you use to clean your dishes can end up becoming full of all sorts of bacteria, meaning that cleaning your dishes with a dirty sponge would never actually be a good idea.

The simple answer to the question of how often your cleaning products should themselves be either cleaned or replaced is a lot more often than you might think. Here are some useful tips to make note of in order to help make sure these products are always as clean as possible.

Sponges

*Wash them in your dishwasher (if you have one).

*Clean them with a mixture of bleach and hot water.

*If you have a non-steel sponge, microwave it for two minutes on a high setting.

Mop Heads

*Wash this in your washing machine if the mop head is actually machine-washable.

*Soak them in a mixture of bleach and hot water.

*Allow them to air dry and be sure to store them head-up.

Dish Cloths

*Different cloths should always be used for washing and drying dishes. If you prefer to pre-treat them before using them, place them in a bot of boiling water for approximately 15 minutes. This will ensure that mildew, mold, and other negative effects are removed.

Scrub Brushes,

*In order to make sure that all food particles are removed from scrub brushes, take the time to rinse them thoroughly. After that, allow them to air dry.

Microfiber Dusting Cloths

*How these are cleaned vary by what brand the cloths are. The most common method to clean these is to place them in your washing machine and wash them with both cold water and normal laundry detergent. When you dry them, do it on either a low-heat setting or no heat setting. Be sure to not add dryer sheets, as they can completely negate the static-cling properties that the cloths have.

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