The pandemic has given new meaning to cleaning. No longer is it viewed as a chore. It is a life-saving practice necessary for every household.
On the one hand, cleaning is not just beneficial to everybody’s physical health. It’s also crucial for your mental health. A clean home can help you have peace of mind. With no clutter in sight, you can have more focus. You can relax more.
To assist people in cleaning homes, technology has, thankfully, introduced gadgets that can help you from mopping the floor to washing windows, all automatically. However, with many fantastic products available today, deciding which one to get first can be difficult.
Factors to Consider When Choosing Cleaning Gadgets
When choosing the best gadgets for the home, there are a lot of factors to consider. It should be practical, affordable, efficient, and versatile.
Value for money is always the first consideration. You need a gadget that is both affordable and usable. You don’t need an expensive appliance that you’ll rarely use.
Efficiency is an essential factor too. You need a gadget that does its job well, without you intervening all the time. You’ll also want a device that can be easily moved around and not some bulky object that you must carry from one area to another.
A versatile gadget is also necessary because you need a device that can clean not just one part of your house.
With these considerations in mind, here are the top cleaning gadgets that you should have at home.
A Robot Mop and Sweeper
Robot mops and sweepers used to be a technology only seen in television and movies. Now they’re here.
The first robot mop was launched in 2002 by iRobot. Not long after, many other brands followed suit. Today, there are hundreds to choose from. Some hybrids available today can be controlled by voice or phone. There are also robot mops that work like vacuum cleaners.
According to House Beautiful, you’ll need a robot mop with hard floorings like stone, tile, and hardwood. A robot mop can clean open spaces and even hard-to-reach areas under cabinets, shelves, and drawers. It can also clean corners around sinks and toilets. And depending on the type of pad you attach to it, it will automatically choose the correct cleaning method, whether it’s for dry sweeping, damp sweeping, or wet mopping.
A robot mop is easy to use. You just press the start button, and it’ll do its job.
A power scrubber is an electronic scrubber with a rotating or oscillating head, depending on the manufacturer. In general, however, most power scrubbers move 60 times per second. It’s an effective tool for cleaning sinks, showers, faucets, and other bathroom and kitchen fixtures. It can clean even those hard-to-reach corners that often become a hotbed of limescale. It can even remove thick grime on rusty grouts.
You can also use a power scrubber to clean stoves and ovens. Drops and splatter from cooking can harden on surfaces. If you wash them with a power scrubber, however, you can remove them quickly.
If you have lots of glass doors and windows at home, you’ll need a window vacuum cleaner. There are only two types available in the market today, unfortunately. One works like a robot mop, and one is like an electric squeegee.
Robot window vacuum cleaners work like robot mops. You set them up, attach them to a window or glass door, and it’ll work on its own. Electric squeegees, however, need to be moved around. It sucks up water to clean flat surfaces.
On the one hand, because there are not too many gadgets for window cleaning, it’s best to hire a company that offers residential window cleaning. They can do a better job compared to the available automatic technology today.
Fabrics at home like carpets, rugs, curtains, tablecloths, doilies, drapes, and upholstery can collect debris, dust, and pet dander. And as weeks turns to months, those particles will invite a host of germs that simple vacuum cleaners can’t remove. They need to be steamed clean. It’s time to get yourself a carpet steam cleaner. Steam cleaners can remove pollutants and help prevent mold growth, extending the life of fabric materials in and around your home.
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s essential to have an air purifier at home. It cleans the air you and your family breathe, keeping you safe from the threat of the coronavirus. According to Business Insider, an ideal air purifier should have a HEPA (high-efficiency particulate absorbing) filter that captures 99.97% of allergens and dust in the air. It should also have a charcoal filter and UV light to kill airborne germs.
It’s not easy to do all the cleaning by yourself. And that rings true even if you enlist the help of your spouse or child. The best thing you can do is use technology in your favor. Try out these gadgets today.