It can be quite disheartening to assume that all cleaning efforts are worthwhile, productive, and supposedly to point to good results; only to obtain the reverse. The truth is that most homeowners, in their effort to maintain a clean household work harder than they need to. What do I mean? Simple, we spend time cleaning things one at a time instead of branching out, reaching to the germiest spot and giving our cleaning solutions time to work.
You definitely long for a shiny, spotless house, but thinking about all you have to do in order to get your home in pristine condition, is leaving you unmotivated. Rather than giving you tips on how to clean your house, we’ll clue you in on common cleaning mistakes that are slowing you down. Sticking to these tips will help you achieve the best in cleaning with minimum effort.
- Neglecting the germiest spot
One cleaning mistake that most homeowners make is to overlook the germiest spot. So what’s the germiest spot? The Kitchen. Yes, research has shown that the germiest spot in the home is the kitchen. Quite alarming to think that where we prepare our meals, store and even eat our meals.
The kitchen sinks and cupboard doors are often neglected, try to recall how often you clean these places. Kitchen cupboards and sinks are most used and are in the prime position for spills and splashes. The sink is used mostly for lots of cleaning activities. Cleaning cloths or sponges left on the sink can spread bacteria quickly on the sink surface. Consider cleaning your sink regularly and changing your sponge.
- Doing the lazy job
Cleaning although a necessity, but may not be a favorite choice of occupying your time. If you feel more compelled to clean, or in a more relative term; if you are too lazy to clean, but have to, need not get so worked up. Instead of taking the pain to clean all areas one after the other, consider moving towards the major areas. You can employ a cleaning spray and target key areas like the sinks, cupboards, trash cans, the stove, and doorknobs.
- Been impatient with your cleaning products
Cleaning products are designed to get the job done faster and with ease. These products also require ample time to work; however, impatient in the side of most homeowners to get the job over and done can result in misuse of the cleaning products, leading to cleaning inefficiency. One of the tips professional cleaners use is to allow the cleaning products do the job they are designed for (giving them time to break all mineral buildup) and not to spend their time and effort doing their job for them; consider employing this tactic.
- Over cleaning
You should always take care, not to overdo the whole cleaning process. Everything should be done in moderation. Over-cleaning can make your home surfaces wear out faster. Most cleaning products can have a strong abrasive effect on the surface of some home appliances.
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