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The Most Common Home Cleaning Mistakes

The Most Common Home Cleaning Mistakes
June 22, 2020

Everyone has their own method of cleaning their home. However, you may be making certain mistakes that can lead to your home becoming dirtier. To avoid putting in the extra work and making sure you get it right the first time, here we’ll discuss some of the most common mistakes while cleaning your home.

 Common cleaning mistakes

Loading Too Much in the Dishwasher

While it’s beneficial for the environment only to run your dishwasher when it’s full, if there are too many items in the dishwasher, it can cause damage. Plus, not all the dishes will be thoroughly cleaned.

Using Your Cleaning Cloth too Much

Many people use a cleaning cloth for various tasks in the kitchen. Whether it’s drying your hands, wiping the counter, or cleaning the stove, a cloth can serve a multitude of purposes. However, if you’re not cleaning the cloth often, then you could be spreading more grime and germs.

If you are using your cleaning cloth many times during the day, switch it daily. If you don’t use it as often, change it every other day.

Forgetting about Your Coffee Maker

Your coffee maker is susceptible to bacteria and mould because it is so moist and warm on the inside. That’s why you need to clean it thoroughly each time you use it. Plus, if you’re a coffee aficionado, then you know that a clean coffee maker will make your coffee taste better.

Not Cleaning the Touchpoints

Sometimes, not cleaning the spots that you touch or often handle (the touchpoints) can be easily forgotten. However, keeping these areas clean is essential in reducing germs. These surfaces include faucets, door handles, remote controls, and knobs, so it’s best to clean them a few times a week. During cold and flu season, you may want to clean them more frequently.

Using Feather Dusters

Many people think feather dusters are an asset when cleaning their home when, in reality, feather dusters just move dust around and don’t actually remove it from the surface. A better cleaning item is a microfibre duster cloth, as this material creates static electricity when it moves over surfaces, which makes grabbing dust much easier and more effective.

Putting Away a Wet Toilet Brush

A wet toilet brush is already dirty on its own but can be even worse if it’s stored while damp. Allow your toilet brush to dry completely before you store it away in its holder.

If you’re worried about where to dry it, put it between the bowl and toilet seat so that it is laid over the water. When it drips, it will go into the toilet, and it will dry quickly.

Re-using Dirty Sponges

Kitchen sponges attract bacteria, so they must be replaced every other week. It’s also essential to clean the sponge itself to eliminate bacteria. All you have to do is throw it into the dishwasher on a heated dry cycle, or even pop it in the microwave for a minute while it’s still wet.

Overusing Detergent

While there is a myth that using more detergent equals cleaner clothes, the opposite is true. When you use too much detergent for the size of the load or the washer itself, this overuse can cause your garments not to be rinsed properly.

Plus, the residue that remains from the detergent lingers on your clothes and can attract more dirt and grime. Always follow the instructions on the bottle to discover how much detergent needs to be used.

Cleaning Your Cutting Board with Dish Soap

When it comes to cleaning your cutting board, using soap and warm water will not be sufficient enough. If you were slicing raw meat or poultry, you need to use a bleach solution to reduce the risk of cross-contamination when you are preparing your next meal.

Trusting the Wrong Cleaning Company

To get a deeper clean without having to lift a finger, many people opt to hire a cleaning company to take care of their home’s needs. While hiring a cleaning company is an excellent idea, if you put your trust into a company that does a poor job, then you’ll end up cleaning more yourself and wasting money. Instead, you could have spent your money on a reputable cleaning company like Maid4Condos, where we take pride in our comprehensive and efficient cleaning services.

Spraying Your Furniture

If you use polish on your furniture and spray it directly, it will create build-up on your items that can be tricky to remove and will cause more dust to accumulate. To clean furniture properly, spray your cleaner into a cloth and then rub it on the surfaces with dirt and stains.

With the previous tips in mind, you can avoid the most common cleaning mistakes that people make when cleaning their homes. That way, your house won’t attract as much dirt and dust, and you won’t have to go back and clean the same spots again.

At Maid4Condos, we want to help you avoid any mistakes you’re making while cleaning your home. By putting your trust in our capable hands, we will ensure that your home is well looked after and looking good as new in no time. We offer various options for our clients so they can decide the frequency of cleaning and what type will work for them, whether it’s a basic cleaning or something more intensive. Our various packages and offerings are what makes us so popular within the GTA.

If you’re looking for a top-quality house cleaning company, and want to speak with our friendly customer service team, get in touch with us today by filling out the contact form on our website, emailing, or calling us at 647-822-0601.

We look forward to working with you and are excited to help you get your home looking its best, no matter what the occasion.

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