Spending a few dollars could save you big bucks on cleaning down the road. Seriously. It all relates to how you clean and maintain your cleaning supplies. Cleaning supplies don’t clean if they’re dirty or damaged. That means you’ll have to spend big bucks replacing your old tools more frequently, which of course will impact your bottom line. We write a lot about proper tool maintenance and storage. A key element to that is hanging your brooms, mops and other tools with handles by using a tool holder. It only costs a few bucks a piece and keeps bristles, fibers and other tools off the ground during storage. That reduces breakage and other wear and tear, increasing the longevity of your tools.
Installing a tool holder doesn’t require a rocket scientist. All you need is a drill. The screws and hardware come with your tool holder.
- Remove tool holder and screws from box.
- Drill holes in the wall using your tool holder as a guide. The wide part should be facing up.
- Screw your tool holder securely into place with the wide part facing the ceiling.
- Hang your tools by sliding them into place from the bottom.
- Your tools will easily slide back out when you’re ready to use them.
In addition to keeping bristles off the ground, using a tool holder also allows your tools to dry more fully. That reduces the risk of mold and mildew growth that could cause bad odors and decrease the lifespan of your cleaning supplies. Again, a few dollars could save you big bucks on cleaning in the long term because you won’t need to replace your tools as frequently.
Watch our step-by-step video on installing a tool holder: