Raise your hand if you love cleaning your home? No, we didn’t think so but it is often chore that we’re all required to perform. Stop making things even harder for yourself by making these common mistakes:
Using a feather duster
Even though you’re taking the time to dust, this tool only spreads filth from one surface to another. A microfiber cloth is your best bet because it grabs and holds onto particles.
Cleaning your windows when its sunny!
Sure, it might be more pleasant for you, but the heat from the sun will cause your cleaner to dry before you can wipe it up, leaving streaks and causing extra work for you to fix the marks. Instead, save this chore for a cloudy day or nighttime.
Wearing shoes around the house
Leaving your shoes at the door is one of the smartest things you can do to cut down on the amount of dust and grime that gets into your home — which means way less cleaning.
Forgetting to clean your hoover
If you don’t do this step, you could end up pushing dirt around on your floors instead of sucking it up. If your hoover has a bag, replace it once it’s one-third full. Or, if it’s bagless, empty the canister after every use.
Under estimating your bathroom fan
The easiest way to cut down on bathroom cleaning time? Flip on the switch to your exhaust fan before you shower and keep it running for 15 to 20 minutes afterwards. This will remove moisture and cut down on the mildew you’ll have to clean later.
Spraying cleaning products directly onto surfaces
When you spray furniture directly, it creates build-up that’s tough to remove and attracts even more dust that you’ll have to revisit again. To avoid sticky surfaces, spray your cloth with cleaner, then rub the cloth on your furniture.
Not keeping up with house work!
When you do grab your broom, mop or other cleaning tool, your task might be more challenging, due to more accumulated dirt and other nastiness. Bummer, we know, but it will help in the long run.