You may consider yourself a domestic goddess, or the king of clean at home, but when it comes to professional domestic cleaners, it’s the tools they keep in their cleaning kits that set them apart from the rest.
If you’re a professional cleaner, your cleaning kit is your best friend and survival buddy for tackling whatever cleaning task big or small comes your way.
We’ve put together a handy list of a professional cleaner’s must-haves, to help you start and maintain a well organised cleaning kit on whatever budget you’re working with!
Backpack vacuum cleaner
The future of vacuum cleaning is here!
Proven to be up to 4x faster than an upright or canister vacuum, backpack vacuum cleaners are a no-brainer for professional cleaners who want to increase their productivity, deliver an in-depth clean and be able to take on both the small, hard to reach spaces as well as larger scale jobs.
They even have a cordless option the Velo, weighing in at only 5.6kg it’s the perfect combination of comfort, support and the freedom to move.
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Recommended product: Pacvac Superpro 700
A great microfibre cloth
These absorbent, synthetic cloths are an absolute necessity for a professional cleaner.
Use them to tackle damp or dry surfaces and you’ll say goodbye to dust and dirt without leaving behind any streaks or scratches.
Multi-purpose spray – scented and nature friendly
Gone are the days of bleach and nasty toxic chemicals that leave professional cleaners gasping for air, damage the environment and result in a clinical smell that your clients won’t love.
There are so many natural alternatives on the market for cleaners to use in order to complete a thorough clean, remove bacteria and deodorize a space. We especially love cleaning sprays that include essential oils like Eucalyptus and Lemon Myrtle for a refreshing, natural smell!
Recommended product: Natural Multi-Purpose Bathroom Cleaner
A non-scratch scourer as tough as you are
Lets face it, when you’re cleaning professionally you come across all kinds of tough stains, stubborn baked in fats, limescale and even rust.
You need a scourer that helps you to work smarter, not harder, as it cuts through anything you throw at it.
But be careful! Some tough sponges on the market can leave you with scratches and marks which won’t make your client happy, so do your research and read the reviews before buying.
Recommended product: Filta Wonder Sponge Retail Block
A streak free squeegee
If you find yourself constantly leaving marks and streaks on windows and mirrors, you’re probably not using a squeegee.
A squeegee is a cleaning tool with a smooth rubber blade that allows you to control the flow of liquid on a flat surface.
In one continuous motion you can leave windows looking so clear you’ll have to be careful you don’t walk into them!
Recommended product: Oates Window cleaning kit
Sometimes a sponge is just too thick or the wrong shape to get into those hard to reach grooves and crevices, and you need a more adaptable tool to finish the job to your high standards.
A handy tool to keep in your cleaning kit is a multipurpose scrubber, they come in all different shapes and sizes and you can even find ones that come with different heads for a variety of applications.
Recommended product: Sabco Soft Grip Grout Brush
Professional cleaning can take a toll on your body, especially on your hands when you’re working with a variety of cleaning chemicals and products.
So make sure to prioritise your safety and well-being with a pair of sturdy, durable gloves that will keep your hands soft and supple (and don’t forget to regularly replace them for hygiene purposes).
Recommended product: Black Nitrile Nitro Powder Free Disposable Gloves-Heavy Duty
A bucket on wheels
The Last thing you want to be doing when you’re cleaning is picking up and moving around a heavy bucket of water as you mop.
This can lead to back strain, general injury and isn’t productive at all.
Instead, invest in a bucket with wheels so that you can easily move the mop and bucket around as you complete the job!
Recommended product: DuraClean Roller Wringer Buckets
A toothbrush – not for your teeth!
Here’s a tool you might not have thought you’d invest in as a professional cleaner, the humble toothbrush!
Small and inexpensive, these are great to invest in to get around strange places like the rim of a drain, or between the hinges of a shower.
Don’t forget to shop consciously and use brushes with biodegradable materials, as you know you’ll be going through these quickly!
Recommended product: 100 Toothbrush Standard Classic Medium Soft Individually wrapped
An extendable pole
What’s one of the most overlooked areas when cleaning professionally?
The dust above us! On Top of ceiling fans, hanging light fittings, above doorways and in between air conditioning vents, all too often the dust above is forgotten.
So make sure your cleaning kit contains an extendable pole that fits cleaning accesories that leaves no cobwebs unturned and your clients thoroughly satisfied!
Recommended product: Ettore Reach Extension Poles
GeoNext software for tracking everything
In the 21st century, everything is going digital, from smartphones, to televisions, cars and even fridges!
So why would it be any different for your cleaning business management?
Kiss clipboard and piles of unorganised paperwork goodbye as you create invoices and quotes on the go with easy to use job scheduling, management and time tracking software.
Recommended product: GeoNext
Want to say goodbye to annoying paperwork?
GeoNext is easy to use, has all the tools you need and is FREE for 14 days
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