Some of us really enjoy cleaning and there’s nothing better than opening a fresh pack of sponges. We’re always on the lookout for the best cleaning tools out there to help us make cleaning a little easier.

Here’s our top 5 list of the best tools for cleaning:

Microfibre cloths

These cloths are a staple for cleaning up surfaces. The microfibre cleaning cloths are more hygienic than normal cloths and often don’t need any detergent. Microfibres are made up of polyamide (polyester and nylon) threads which are then split many times. The split threads are so tiny that they are able to pick up dirt in cracks and crevices.

The fibres also generate an electric charge when moved across a surface meaning that it can pick up dust particles instead of spreading them. Even better, they are able to absorb 7-8 times their weight in liquid making them ideal to wipe down surfaces. Microfibre cloths are also inexpensive and you can get packs of 50 for a few pounds. Buy on Amazon.

Sponge roller mop

There are so many mops out there but which one is the best one? We aren’t a fan of the yacht mops (the mop with the cotton strings) but we do like the sponge mop! We like the fact that we don’t have to use much effort to wring the water out of the sponge – there’s a little lever you can pull that squeezes all the dirty water out for us. The sponge also absorbs a lot more water than your average mop and doesn’t just push the water around on the floor (good for cleaning up spills!). Another plus with the sponge mop is that it can also clean walls! As with most modern mops nowadays, you can easily change the head of the mop when you need to.

Silicone toilet brush

The toilet brush is possibly the grossest thing that exists in the bathroom. The bristles of the brush is contaminated with fecal matter and disgusting bacteria. This is why we prefer the WC Wunder Antibacterial Toilet Brush. This toilet brush has no bristles, is non stick and anti drip. It is also designed to fit around the rim of the toilet to get into those hard to reach places. It is more hygienic than your average toilet brush as it is made of silicone and does not collect human waste.

Toothbrush

A simple toothbrush can go a long way. It’s an especially inexpensive and useful tool to get into nooks and crannies. They are especially good for scrubbing in between tiles and getting into those really small but detailed areas. Just don’t forget to disinfect them between uses and always use different toothbrushes for different areas.

Vacuum

Dyson, Henry, Dirt Devil – there are so many vacuum brands out there that it’s hard to choose from! We’ve been looking and searching for the best vacuum cleaner and we’ve decided that a good vacuum cleaner requires no human interaction. What do we mean? Check out the Roomba or robot vacuum cleaner. This is perfect for busy people who don’t have time to go around vacuuming manually. You can even control your robot vacuum cleaner via an app on your phone. The robot cleaner is especially good if you have pets as it can hoover up pet hair. This nifty piece of home tech will set you back a hefty amount but you’ll learn to love it when you come home to a clean floor.

Robert is the Founder of Twinkle Clean. Twinkle Clean offer professional cleaning services to the domestic and commercial market throughout London. His hobbies are cooking and listening to modern jazz music. Visit his