When I hear the words clean and tidy, a sick feeling comes to my stomach. Visions of difficult, time-consuming tasks all of them with the evil intent of keeping me from what I want to do. Maybe I’d feel differently if I had cleaning tools I love?
Nobody wants to clean, but as a married man, you’ll want to do your part to keep a clean home. Your wife will appreciate it. In fact, researchers from Cornell and Georgia State Universities have learned couples who share the housework have the most sex, are most satisfied with their frequency of lovemaking, and report the highest quality sex lives.
As a responsible, single guy, you’ll want the woman in your life to know she’s not dating a teenager. It helps to have some powerful cleaning tools at your disposal when it’s time to clean.
You might need some beer and a few hours of loud music to make it tolerable too.
One of the first things you should do is rid your home of clutter. Clear your home of mail stacked on the table, hills of shoes piled near the door and dishes becoming biohazards on the counters.
Once the clutter is gone, it’s time to drag out the Swiffer duster. This is the easiest way to get rid of dust.
You can use an old rag to push the dust around, but it’ll still be there in a corner where you stopped wiping. Using a spray product and a cloth to wipe means that you’ll need a different product for each surface.
You can use the same liquid on wood as you can on your electronics. A Swiffer duster is a great product that can be used on any surface.
Swiffer uses static electricity to literally grab the dust and keep it in the cloth. There’s nothing that could make dusting fun except maybe electricity.
Scrub Brush on a Long Handle
Once you’ve handled the clutter and dust, you’ll be ready for the floors. You should always start at the top and work your way down because of that old friend named gravity.
When you’re ready to tackle the kitchen floor, it’ll likely have spills and disgusting spots you’d rather not try to identify. There’s no reason to get on the floor with a scrub brush when you can use one with a long handle.
Get a bucket of hot water with floor cleaning product in it and start scrubbing. You might have to leave the spots to soak and come back to them.
The vacuum you choose is like investing in a good pair of shoes. You want one that will last for a long time.
This is especially true if you have any pets. The vacuum should be a powerful tool in your cleaning arsenal.
It’ll tackle everything from the corners and edges of tile floors to the floor vents where dust and dirt can collect and blow through your home when the heat or cool air is working. You can use it to get cobwebs in the corners and dust on the blinds with the proper attachments too.
With the right Central vacuum parts, you might not need other equipment at all. Some vacuums come with unique attachments that allow you to use the same vacuum indoors and out in the garage too.
Grout Bleach Pen
This tiny product can mean the difference between a woman staying over at your place or running away in fear for her life. Disgusting mold and mildew in the bathroom can stay in the grout no matter how much you try to clean it.
Once it gets to the mold stage, you have to take drastic measures. The tiny bleach pen is fantastic for getting rid of that black stuff from between the tiles.
You can also use it for stains in other areas of the home as well as dabbing on small areas that need bleach.
With these tools, you’ll be able to clean your home and keep it clean without feeling like you’re going into a coma. In fact, you might be so excited about using your new vacuum or that static electricity dream that you’ll clean more than once a month.
Keeping a tidy house doesn’t mean you’ll have to turn in your man card. It means you care about where and how you live.