After making common cleaning mistakes everyone feels guilty. Some of these mistakes may appear simple or even silly, but they not only add hours to our cleaning time, but they also render our cleaning effort lacking and ineffective. It is important to learn from our mistakes that is why; I will present to you some common cleaning mistakes that you need to avoid.
Relying on bleach too much
Let us face it; bleach has been a household staple long before many of us were born. However, advancements in technology have branded bleach as not very effective at cleaning. Add the harsh chemicals in bleach that can cause damage to the house and you have a very good argument to skip bleach on your next spring-cleaning. Look to the internet for natural/green cleaning solutions that you can make on your own. You save money while saving the environment.
Going straight to harsh products
The lazy inner voice in us will fool us into thinking that harsher cleaning products will cut our cleaning time dramatically so we obey. The thing is that most cleaning scenarios can be addressed using natural DIY cleaning solutions that are safe. Alternatively, go with milder products that are environmentally friendly.
Using too much product
Too much cleaning product is a common mistake. Imagine having to wash a load of clothes and you put in too much detergent, so you need to wash the clothes more, not only to remove the dirt but also the excess detergent.
Not closing the shower curtain
The bathroom is the most unpleasant area of your home for cleaning. Save yourself from additional agony by closing the shower curtains after a bath. When shower curtains are open, water and moisture get trapped in the folds and over time, will develop mold and mildew, which can then spread in the bathroom. If you have a non-slip shower mat, hang it on to dry.
Using too much paper towels
Paper towels are very handy in the kitchen, but using too much becomes ridiculous as it adds quite a chunk of your household budget. Therefore, if you have old white shirts you do not use anymore repurpose them and cut them into tiny towels, which you can reuse over and over again. Not only you save money but you will also be more environmentally friendly.
Dirty cleaning tools
This seems like a no-brainer that we have all been guilty of. It is just logical not to wipe a stove top with an already soiled cloth, right. This practice will not only be ineffective, but you also risk cross-contamination by spreading germs and bacteria. Clean your tools after using, to avoid it of dirt, germs, and bacteria and ready for the next cleaning job.
Letting the dishes pile up
Mentally, it is tougher to wash a huge pile of dishes, but it can also prove to be more difficult physically. Hand washes dishes as soon as you can and avoid the pileup. A few seconds here and there is a lot easier than a stack of messy dishes.
Ignoring product directions
Not reading the label on the products we use is a surefire way to make a cleaning fail. The manufacturers will have recommendations on how to use the product, how much you need, and where to use it.
Therefore, if it says a cup of detergent for a load of clothes do not be an over smart and just follow the instructions. Do the same with cleaning tools; follow the manufacturer’s instructions to prevent electrocution, injury or worse.
Not preparing your cleaning tools and products
Before you even begin to clean, take out the tools and products you need and put them somewhere close as you clean. This will save you time and energy from running back and forth the storage just to get the things you need one at a time.
Hoarding unnecessary stuff
Raise your hand; I know you are guilty of this also. Whether it be old remembrances from a wedding you attended years ago or old issues of magazines you have lying around, these things can add up quickly and take up considerable space in our homes.
You can start with the fridge and dispose of expired food items, old cooking utensils from your kitchen to heavily outdated clothes in the wardrobe. Go through the entire house and be firm in disposing items you do not use or have any need of anymore.
These are just, some common cleaning mistakes which we have committed at least once in our lives. Let us just learn from our mistakes so we can clean the house more efficiently.
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