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Let’s face it, everybody feels better when they are living in a clean and tidy home. Clean homes are healthier homes. Dirty buildings contain a lot of harmful bacteria which can cause serious illnesses. Although many of us are leading increasingly busy lives, you should always be able to make time to clean your home. Fortunately, you don’t have to spend hours scrubbing away the dirt every day, as there are plenty of top quality cleaning supplies available on the market which are designed to make your household cleaning an awful lot easier.

Target problem areas
First of all, it is important to note which areas of your home need the most attention. The kitchen should always be high on your list, simply because of all the food that is prepared and consumed in it. An all-purpose cleaner is ideal for washing down kitchen work surfaces and killing off harmful bacteria. After all, there is nothing worse than being struck down with an awful bout of food poisoning. With a simple cloth and anti-bacterial spray you can help stave off horrible germs which could attack both you and your family.

Floors and carpets
Another area of the home which can attract a lot of dirt is your floor. Quite simply, you can’t do much to stop the amount of mud and mess that is walked over your floors every day – especially if you have kids. However, the dirt can be dealt with quickly. Use a mop and bucket to clean tiled floors, as a sweep of soapy water can usually get rid of most dirt and stains. Carpets should be hoovered on a regular basis and it is always a good idea to have a supply of vacuum cleaner bags somewhere in the house. If you have wooden floors, it may also be well worth investing in a specialist cleaning agent for them.

Cleaning cupboard
Accidents happen and there is no way that a home can be kept clean all of the time. However, having a dedicated cleaning cupboard where you store all your supplies will ensure that you know exactly where to look whenever your guests accidentally spill their glass of red wine. Simple supplies such as kitchen roll and dusters can be used for a range of different purposes. It is always useful to keep a tin of wood polish and a feather duster is perfect for reaching all those hard to reach places. As long as you have a cupboard of essential supplies you will easily maintain a clean home.

This article was written by Emma Bracken, a stay at home mother who is an expert on cleaning supplies.