House Cleaning

The Essential Home Equipment You’ll Need to Maintain a Clean & Tidy Space

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Cleaning is a lot more complicated than it seems. It’s not just about using soap and water and scrubbing. You also have to use the right type of equipment for the job. 

It’s important to get started on a clean slate, with all the cleaning basics at home. This ensures you don’t end up in a “work from home disaster” situation, where all your time is spent cleaning instead of creating content or working on your business. 

One of the most important aspects in creating a home that is welcoming and comfortable for its inhabitants is having the proper household essentials available at hand for use on demand. 

The basic equipment you need in your new home can be broken down into the following categories: furniture, appliances, and tools. 

One of the best ways to save money on your new home is to buy used or refurbished furniture. You can find many household essentials at garage sales and thrift stores. Again, this will save you money on “new” items that would cost more if they were bought at a department store. 


What Type of Basic Home Equipment Do You Need? 

At the very least, you need an air purifier – and this is where they really come in handy. 

There are so many different types of air purifiers now that you can find the right one for your home and lifestyle. There are even many new subcategories to choose from – some are designed to clean specific types of air, like pet hair or allergies. And others focus on high-energy particles or chemicals that can be found in homes. The next time you want to buy an air purifier, make sure you get the one that’s going to work best for your home. 

Cleaning your house may be a daunting task for some, but for others it is an enjoyable task. It can be made a lot easier with efficient basic home equipment. 

A broom, vacuum cleaner, dish soap and scrubbing sponges are usually enough to get the job done – but every home is different and you may need more than that. 

If you don’t have the space for a vacuum cleaner, broom or dish soap, then we recommend getting a mop, scrub brush and sponges instead. You could even use your own clothing to clean up spills on carpet or furniture. 

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How Much Do Basic Household Items Cost? 

Among the most basic essential household items are clothing, food, shelter, and transportation. It will take some time and energy to find out how much these items cost in your area. 

The prices for clothes vary widely by location and style of clothing. The average price for a pair of jeans is about $30 at a retail store. A dress from the same store will cost approximately $50 on average. 

If you are looking to buy groceries at a supermarket, you can expect to pay around $15-$20 for eggs, milk or lunchmeat; $3-$8 for a loaf of bread; and $1-$5 for bananas or apples 

My family lives in an apartment which means we do not have to worry about paying rent or buying our own property. However, we pay half of the mortgage with our parent’s money so that they can live down south while we live here during school year (we alternate summers).