By Guest Blogger Alyssa W.
7 Common Home Cleaning Mistake You Need to Avoid
It’s nice to come home to a house that is clean and smells nice, isn’t it?
We spend a lot of time and energy in ensuring that our tiny abode is tidy and neat at all times. We want our loved ones to come home to a cozy and inviting place. We also want to live a good impression to visitors when they come to our place.
However, are we cleaning our home right?
Below are some of the most common home cleaning mistakes that you need to avoid:
- Cleaning without a plan
So it’s finally weekend and cleaning your house is on the number one spot of your to-do list. Off you go with your vacuum, sponge, brushes, etc.
While it is important that you set a day on when you will do your home cleaning, it is also more important that you create a cleaning plan. Cleaning without a plan will cost you more time and effort plus your work may tend to be repetitive.
Plan which area to clean first so that you maximize your general cleaning time.
- Only looking at eye level
Everything looks sparkly clean so we assume that our house is already 100% germ free.
One of the most common cleaning mistakes that we have is cleaning based only on our eye level. Whilst it is important that everything should look clean and in order, there are lots of germs and bacteria that are not visible on our naked eye.
Make sure that you disinfect effectively, especially on areas that are more prone of germs and bacteria such as kitchen sink and bathroom.
- Not reading directions before usage
Most of us are guilty of this mistake.
We’ve been using a certain product or tool for a long time that we think we know how to use them properly. We disregard what’s written on the manuals or labels and use it according to what we think is right.
The manufacturer has spent lots of time and resources in researching their product. Get the most out of your cleaning tools by taking a few minutes to read the directions.
- Making use of chemical air fresheners
We want our home to smell nice and inviting so we make it a habit to constantly spray air fresheners.
Let’s be mindful though when using chemical air fresheners as it has negative effects. Some air fresheners have toxic ingredients that can be poisonous and can accumulate in our body that may lead to diseases over time.
Use natural air freshener instead such as lavender oil, rosemary, scented wood blocks and cinnamon sticks.
- Using wrong tools for cleaning
Brush is one of the most go-to tools that we use for cleaning. For sure, we can use it for almost everywhere.
While it is convenient to use one tool on almost all types of cleaning jobs, we should make it a point to use the correct one. This is to ensure that we get maximum cleaning result and efficiency. Surely, you can’t expect a top rated steam cleaning machine to make your bathroom immaculately clean.
- Cleaning windows on a scorching day
Cleaning your windows is not ideal on hot sunny days.
Because glass cleaner is easily dried up during hot days which results to streaks formed on your windows. It is ideal to clean your windows either in the evening or late in the afternoon.
- Using too much cleaning product
When we see a stain in our sink, it’s tempting to bombard it with lots of cleaning product. More is not actually advisable as you are just wasting the product, plus using too much will just create a build-up in the surface. Use the recommended amount in its packaging.
Now that we are aware of the cleaning mistakes that are commonly used, it’s time to remove them from our cleaning habit and get more efficient result in cleaning our home sweet home.
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