When time is short, it’s easy to do things by halves, especially when it comes to cleaning the house. Many cleaning mistakes can easily be avoided with a few small changes. Interested in learning more? You’ve reached the right place – in today’s article, we tell you more about those mistakes.
1.Not Using the Right Tools and Products
Cleaning can sometimes feel like a necessary but daunting task, especially when you have a busy schedule. And, we often simply take what we have on hands, not really knowing if the tools and products are really appropriate for what we are cleaning.
In the worst case scenarios, an inappropriate equipment or an overdose of cleaning products can destroy a surface layer of a furniture or floors. It doesn’t have to smell good to know that it is clean. When a cleaning product is overdosed, it can instead become dull, sticky film and even attract dirt.
It’s not only important to use the right amount of detergent, but also the right products for the surface material you’re cleaning to get the best effect. And don’t forget to use environmentally friendly products, especially for your home. Otherwise, you’ll end up far away with detergent and soap mixed with water.
To prevent the spread of dirt and bacteria during cleaning, we recommend always using different cloths for each room, especially in bathrooms and kitchens. Invest in good microfiber cloths that can be gently washed in the washing machine after use for the most hygienic cleaning possible.
2.Not Cleaning Often
We recommend that you clean a little, often – don’t try to do it all at once, from our experience, that will never work on the long run. In a home with children and pets, it can be helpful to invest in a good vacuum cleaner with several different attachments. A dry mop is also good to have, as it attracts dust and other dirt, making cleaning easier. Sometimes it’s easier to use a dry mop than to get out the vacuum. In this case, you can gather all the dirt into a small pile and then sweep. It’s better to clean a little more often than to clean infrequently. That way, the room never gets really dirty.
However, you should do a major cleaning at least twice a year. Then you need to clean from ceiling to floor – from dusting walls, drying moldings, cleaning floor drains – to descaling bathrooms and cleaning windows.
3.Not Getting Help from Professionals
No matter how hard you try, it can still be difficult to keep up with the cleaning. And, that’s when it’s time to call in a cleaning professional. To ensure you feel safe and get the best quality, many of those applications have all their staff undergo extensive training on everything from the use of cleaning products to furniture care to clear hygiene routines for the best results.
4.Not Having a Proper Cleaning Service
There are also some specialized applications you can download so you can easily manage your cleaning options yourself. When you sign up for a subscription with some applications, you’ll get ongoing cleaning every week or two for a flat monthly fee with no lock-in period. If you need help with anything else around the house during a weekly cleaning, such as washing and ironing clothes, cleaning the oven, or changing the sheets, those cleaning professionals will help you too.
Some of the cleaning subscriptions also includes all the tips and referral for the services that can be found in your area. In addition to weekly cleaning, you can choose from gardening help, moving help, general cleaning and window cleaning.
There you are! When avoiding those mistakes, cleaning should become an easy process. What’s your personal cleaning tips? Let us know in the comments below.