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13 Cleaning Facts You Should Know

13 Cleaning Facts You Should Know
September 3, 2018

While cleaning isn’t necessarily the most enjoyable and exciting activity for most people, learning some life hacks and essential cleaning facts can help make cleaning around the house a little more tolerable. Here, we’ll discuss 13 cleaning facts you should know, regardless of whether you’re a cleaning connoisseur or amateur (or neither).

cleaning facts you should know

Burn Baby Burn

For instance, did you know that cleaning for just two hours can burn off 200 calories? Of course, that’s assuming that you put in some vigorous effort. In any event, why not kill two birds with one stone and burn some calories mopping the floor instead of riding the dreaded elliptical in your makeshift gym?

A Woman’s Job is Never Done

Did you know that the average woman in North America will spend 12,896 hours of her life cleaning? This is in stark comparison to the average amount of time men will spend cleaning before they die: a paltry 6,448 hours. That is, the average woman will spend an additional 6,448 hours, or literally twice as many hours, cleaning compared to her male counterpart. Is it any wonder why men have so much more time for R&R compared to their overworked spouses?

Ice Ice Baby

Curious to know which country currently holds the record for cleanest country on the planet? That title belongs to the frigid, remote country known as Iceland. Hence, if dirt is a serious issue for you, perhaps consider relocating to Iceland. Just remember to dress warmly.

The Kitchen Sink Stinks

Unbeknownst to most, the average kitchen sink is actually far dirtier than the average toilet bowl. Now, when we are referring to dirtier we mean more germ-laden. The reason is simple: most people don’t clean their kitchen sinks as often as their toilet bowls, if at all. Remember that a simple rinse will not suffice to keep your kitchen sink clean and sparkling, so put in some elbow grease (and perhaps a generous dollop of Vim) to take care of those pesky germs.

The Sin of Dead Skin

This one will really make your skin crawl. Did you know that nearly 80% of the dust particles flying about are actually made of dead skin cells? Think of all those disgusting harmful particles that you and your children are breathing in on a daily basis and its little wonder why asthma and other respiratory conditions are on the rise.

Dust Mites Bite

If you’ve ever had a better reason to sleep on the floor this is it…Did you know that a conventional bedroom mattress contains between 100,000 to ten million dust mites? In fact, 10% of the weight of an average pillow consists of dead dust mites and their excrement. Where’s a handy hazmat suit when you need one?

Listerine For Clean

Who knew that your trusty mouthwash can do more than just kill germs and freshen breath? In reality, you can actually use your mouthwash to clean your floors. The great news is that you don’t even need a lot if you run out of cleaner. Simply add a cap of Listerine or a similar type of mouthwash per gallon of water and you’re all set.

Jerry Had the Right Idea

We would highly recommend that you close your toilet lid before you flush the toilet; this is because failure to do so will result in a plethora of malevolent bacteria and microbes spraying into the air. So if you want your toothbrush to not become a germ factory close that lid before you bid.

Catch Up with Ketchup

Ketchup goes great with fries and virtually any salty snack but did you know that it can also be used to clean your silverware? All you need to do is take your tarnished silverware and place it in a bowl of ketchup for five to ten minutes. Afterwards, simply remove the silverware, scrub with a soft bristle brush and rinse with water.

That Disney Clean Feeling

When most people think of Disney World they think of a fantastical place of wonder, where one’s wildest dreams can become a marvelous reality. However, you may be surprised to know that Disney World does nearly 300,000 pounds of laundry every day. To put that number into startling perspective, if a person washed and dried a load every day it would still take them 44 years to tie Disney’s daily laundry weight.

Beautify Your Home, Beautify Your Soul

With global warming and outdoor pollution making headlines, many people have been focusing on keeper their inner sanctum spic and span to compensate. However, the type of products they use to clean their home can make or break their mission, as using the wrong cleaning products can make the air quality indoors up to 500% worse that the air quality outdoors. To avoid harmful toxins from harming you and your loved ones, opt for all-natural cleaning products. While more expensive, the vast improvement in air quality is well worth the price of admission.

Call the Mayo Clinic

Mayonnaise is one of the most popular condiments on the planet, although we never quite understood its popularity with fries in Europe. In any event mayonnaise can also be used to eliminate water marks on wood surfaces. To do so, simply cover the spot with two tablespoons of the delicious condiment and let it sit overnight. Then, simply wipe the wood clean when dawn breaks and treat yourself to an egg salad sandwich for breakfast.

An Inconvenient Truth

On a more serious note, studies have found that 75% of all communicable diseases are caused by unhygienic food handling. So remember to clean your fruits, meats and veggies thoroughly, as a thorough wash can be the difference between life and death.

We hope you’ve enjoyed these (mostly) fun cleaning facts. Impress your friends with your knowledge and become the hit of the party. Or maybe your guests will look at you like you’re crazy. But that’s fine: we all go a little crazy from time to time.

If you want help from experts who truly know all there is about cleaning, contact Maid4Condos at 647-822-0601 or visit our contact us here. Our trained, secured and bonded cleaning staff will make your house sparkling clean in time for your next party, so you’ll have one less thing to worry about.

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