Cleaning Sponges, Dust Mops, Brooms, and Wet/Dry Vacuums by Dial-A-Maid Cleaning Service in Evanston, Il. 60201.
Rinse Sponges after each use, first squeezing a little detergent solution through them several times if you've done heavy-duty cleaning. Never bleach a sponge to clean it or you'll weaken it and speed its disintegration.
Dust Mops: If you live somewhere where shaking a dusty mop outside isn't possible, just vacuum the accumulation from the strands when it seems to need it. Or, tap the mop hard on the basement or garage floor, then vacuum up all the dropped debris. When a dust mop gets dark and dirty, take it off the frame and toss it in the washer, then air-dry and retreat it. You can bleach the head lightly if you want it to stay white, but don't overbleach, or you'll weaken the yard.
Brooms: Brooms do get dirty. Dip the end of the broom into a bucket of mop water every so often and swish it around well and shake the water off. The split-tip bristle brooms will also benefit from a good combing out occasionally.
Wet/Dry Vacuum: If you use your wet/dry for wet work, especially dirty work such as cleaning up an overflowed toilet or pet mess, mix up a bucket of disinfectant cleaner and suck it through the vacuum hose to clean it out. Just shove the hose into the bucket and empty the solution into the wet/dry pickup tank. This will eliminate odors and have the equipment all ready for the next use. Dial-a-Maid Cleaning Service in Evanston, Il 60201 also says that, if your attachments need cleaning, rinse them out in the bucket of cleaner before you vacuum it up.