Maid to Shine talks quite a bit about how important it is to wipe down our surfaces, furniture, and other items around the home. Dust and grime build up, and it needs to be wiped off. Dusting can’t always clean surfaces, and cleaning these surfaces need a little, extra boost! But what happens when hand wiping isn’t getting up the grime, or extra hard, tough spots?
Those are tricky situations, but there are a few handy pro-tips that can make your job easier when it comes to spots that don’t want to be wiped up.
The Right Tools for the Job
If the surface of objects in your home need more than hand wiping to get the tough spots up, it isn’t terribly difficult. It just requires the right tools, and it’s as easy as that! You will need the same tools you would regularly use for hand wiping your home (clean rags, an all purpose cleaner, etc.) But you’ll need these tools, too:
- a scrubbie
- a scraper
These tools are a game changer for wiping down items around the home. If your house has an unusually high amount of hardened spots that have to be scrubbed up, it can be a great idea to bring this along with you while you’re wiping down the surfaces. And when you get to those spots that don’t wipe up, just use the scraper or scrubbie to get them up! It’s that easy.
Which Tool is Best: Scrubbie or Scraper?
Both have their merits, and it depends on how hard, rough, sticky or grimy the spot is. Some of the harder spots can be tackled with a scrubbie, but some of them might need to be gently scraped up with the scraper. If you ever find yourself unsure, just test out the spot with the scrubbie first. If it comes up, then the scrubbie is the right choice, but if it’s still coming up with difficulty, then you might have to use the scraper.
When it comes to using both the scrubbie and scraper, take enough precaution to not scratch the surfaces. It’s best not to use either tool on plastic surfaces. The scraper shouldn’t be used on stainless steel or painted surfaces. It can scratch both. If you are every unsure about whether or not to use the scrubbie and scraper on a surface, gentle pressure works very well. It can ease up the spot without damaging the surface, and letting the spots you’re scrubbing up soak a little bit will help as well.
After a while, getting up hardened spots of food and debris around your home won’t be a problem! Using a scrubbie and scraper as a secret tool can benefit your cleaning and hand wiping regime. It will make it easier for you to get spots up, and it will help your home look thoroughly clean and spotless!