You can spend hours and hours cleaning your home, but unless you’re using fully clean and properly efficient equipment then your house is just never going to look as good as it should! You might not even know that some of you cleaning apparatus isn’t working as well as it could be, but with this handy guide you’ll soon be able to make sure that your house is always perfectly clean and amazingly sanitary! 1) Keep everything clean!This sounds like an obvious tip, but lots of people still continue to clean their homes with unclean tools. Make sure that you regularly bleach and wash your cleaning cloths and sponges to ensure that they’re as bacteria-free as possible – otherwise you’re just going to be wiping more germs around your home! Toilet brushes, dusters, crockery drying racks, mop buckets, recycling boxes and dish cloths all need to be thoroughly cleaned on a regular basis so you can avoid spreading bacteria around your home. Try to replace cheaper items (such as sponges) on a very regular basis, whilst other tools can be bleached or soaked in ammonia to make them as good as new. 2) Don’t use old tools.Don’t use any cleaning tools that have seen better days – your home deserves better than that! When sponges, mops, vacuum attachments or anything else you might use in your home start to wear out then don’t continue to use them. Replace them instead to make sure that you’re getting the most out of them! Lots of your home cleaning tools will last longer when the proper care is taken to look after them. Clean them regularly and you’ll find lots of your products will last much longer. 3) Always look to improve!You might think that the current cleaning tools you have are acceptable for cleaning your home, but there are always new products, appliances and apparatus appearing on the cleaning market. Keep an eye out for any items that you can upgrade to make your cleaning routine easier, faster and more efficient! 4) Clean your appliances regularly.Your washing machine and dishwasher might not be classed as cleaning tools, but they are appliances that need regular care and maintenance to ensure that they’re doing their job properly! If you’ve noticed water marks or food residue on your crockery after it’s been in the dishwasher, or if you’ve found staining on the inside of your washing machine or any unpleasant odours then it’s time for a thorough clean! Consult your dishwasher and washing machine manual for instructions on how to take apart the piping to remove gunk and residual build-ups – this should be done about once a month. Make sure that you’re sanitising and wiping down both the interior and the exterior of your washing machine and dishwasher on a more regular basis to stop mould and mildew from forming. Use a capful of bleach and run your washing machine on empty for a thorough clean and to remove staining. For your dishwasher, try a capful of vinegar when dishwasher is running on empty to help to keep it running smoothly and to stop water marks and food stains! Make sure there are no visible blockages on either of your appliances, and don’t forget that the dispensers on your washing machine also need to be cleaned regularly to avoid getting a build-up of product.