A cleaner’s favourite cleaning tools is a trendsetter.
The latest trend, according to a new study, is a modern cleaning tool bag.
And the cleaning tools are coming from everywhere, with products from Europe, the US and Australia all coming in the top 10 picks.
“A modern cleaning bag is the most popular tool of the modern cleaning industry,” says the study’s lead author, Dr Rachel Gomes, from the University of Queensland.
In fact, more than half of respondents said they use a modern tool bag for cleaning at home. “
In a modern environment, you’re always going to want to carry the tools with you.”
In fact, more than half of respondents said they use a modern tool bag for cleaning at home.
“So many people have been doing that for decades now,” she says.
The study looked at the top 20 most used tools across all three countries surveyed and found the top four were: an air compressor (18 per cent); a vacuuming machine (14 per cent), a vacuum cleaner (13 per cent) and a hand cleaner (10 per cent).
The biggest trend came from Europe: more than three quarters of respondents (76 per cent of respondents) said they used an airbrush for cleaning.
The findings were based on more than 10,000 responses, from respondents aged 18 years and over, and the study was funded by the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).
The research has been published in the journal Cleaning Technology Research.
What’s in your tool bag?
What do you like about the tools?
Leave your favourite tools for the top ten and the rest of us can see how the survey compares.
Cleaning products survey 1.
Vacuuming tools Vacuums are widely used and are a popular cleaning method, with around 40 per cent saying they used one in the past year.
But they can also be a bit messy and messy cleaners don’t always want to mess up the vacuum cleaner, so more people prefer using an air purifier instead.
The vacuum cleaner comes in two main versions, a small one that can be cleaned with a rag and a large one that is designed for a full cleaning.
A survey of more than 1,000 cleaning experts found that almost half of those who said they had used a vacuum for a year or more (48 per cent in the UK and 52 per cent across Europe) said their vacuum cleaner was messy.
Hand cleaners Hand cleaners are also used for cleaning and are often referred to as the “hand cleaner” or “hand scrubber”.
“Hand cleaners are not the same as a vacuum or hand cleaner.
Hand cleansers are often more of a scrubber, not a cleaner,” Dr Gomes says.
“They’re a more general tool that can clean a lot of surfaces, and can also scrub a lot more.”
A survey from Cleaning Trends found that more than four in 10 (42 per cent or 634 respondents) of the top picks in this category are hand cleaners.
What to clean in your hand cleaner?
How to use hand cleaners hand cleaner tip: Be careful with the water.
“The water in hand cleaners is usually very salty, and it tends to go in the toilet,” Dr Gilles says.
She recommends using a dishwasher or a dishwashing detergent instead.
If you’re not sure about which type of hand cleaner to use, consult your health care professional.
The water can also go in your toilet, so use a washcloth to clean up the residue and then use soap and water to scrub.
Air compressor air compressors are widely available, but are often noisy, messy and often do more damage to a vacuum than a hand-held air purifying device.
They’re often more expensive and are also more noisy.
Dr Games recommends using an electric hand-cleaning brush instead.
A study of more 1,100 cleaners found that 57 per cent said they would use an electric brush to clean their hand.
“If you have a hand cleaner that doesn’t have a very good cleaning feature, an electric cleaner is the way to go,” Dr Dallal says.
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