Are you getting your clean on? If so, you’re just at the right place!
You might not know, but you might be making cleaning mistakes as you clean, especially if you don’t clean as often as you should. But don’t worry! Cleaning isn’t as hard as you might think! It’s actually pretty easy and therapeutic if done correctly. So, to help you get into the cleaning vibe, we’ve listed for you the top cleaning do’s and don’ts you should know before you start your cleaning session!
Clean One Area at a Time
Always remember to clean one area at a time. Choose one area to focus on per day to ensure that you’re putting all of your focus on just that one area.
By doing this, you’re able to clean much more thoroughly as opposed to cleaning your whole house all at once. You are able to focus your attention on that one area, which will allow you to clean even the hardest corners to reach.
If you clean everything and everywhere all at once, you might become too overwhelmed and tired at the end of the day, making you too lazy and tired to continue your cleaning the next day.
Use a Toothbrush for Tight, Small, Hard-to-Reach Areas
Using a toothbrush to clean out the small cracks and crevices is ideal. Using this will help you to get deep into it and clean the heck out of the little cracks and crevices that may be filled with dust, grime, and other particles.
Deep Clean More Than Just Once a Year
You should deep clean more than just once a year, especially if you have dogs and children. Waiting a full year before you deep clean will just make dust, grime, and other particles pile up even more and make it much harder to clean.
Moreover, if you have dogs and children, you might be dealing with a lot more stuff and fur than those who don’t have dogs and children. So, make it a point to deep clean at least four times a year.
Also, having children means that you should ensure that the environment your children are living in is clean to protect their health.
Always Check and Clean Hard-to-Reach Areas
You might not notice, but these hard-to-reach areas are one of the filthiest areas of your home. A lot of dust, bacteria, fungi, and pests can accumulate, which can be a risk to your health.
Always check under your fridge, on top of your bookshelves or cabinets, check the crevices of sliding doors or windows, your air vents, behind your toilet, and any other areas that are not typically seen and cleaned. You might not know, but the longer you don’t clean these areas and surfaces, the higher your risk of getting sick.
Clean from Top to Bottom
When cleaning, always go from top to bottom so that the dust and other particles that come from the top can be swept away when you clean the bottom.
For example, clean your ceilings first so that any dust (or cobwebs) that floats down can be vacuumed or swept away once you start cleaning your floors.
Clean as You Go
Even if you’re at home, always clean as you go.
Cooked a meal? Clean up before you start eating, or better yet, clean while you’re cooking. Done taking a shower? Don’t forget to mop up any droplets that are on the floor.
Never Mix Different Chemicals Without Proper Research
The biggest no-no in cleaning is mixing different cleaning agents without proper research. Mixing up different cleaning agents or chemicals may cause you to create a toxic substance that can cause illness when inhaled. So, always research the things you’re mixing.
Don’t Use Bleach to Clean Rust
Using bleach to clean rust is never a good idea since it would result in staining. Instead, use a rust remover.
Never Use Vinegar to Clean Stone Countertops
Using vinegar to clean stone countertops will cause damage to the material due to the vinegar’s acidity. Instead, use a mild stone cleaner to protect your countertops.
Don’t Deep Clean All at Once
Cleaning all at once will simply overwhelm you, causing you to be much more stressed and tired compared to if you clean one area at a time. Cleaning doesn’t have to be a race so clean at your pace.
Don’t Expose Yourself to Too Many Chemicals
Never expose yourself to too many cleaning chemicals, as this can cause damage to your lungs. If it’s inevitable, make sure to wear a mask to prevent you from inhaling any harsh chemicals that can damage your lungs.
Take your time cleaning, and let it be something you enjoy doing instead of thinking of it as a chore. When you do, cleaning becomes much more therapeutic, and you won’t be stressed while doing so.
We hope you enjoyed reading this article!