5 Common Home Cleaning Mistakes To Avoid in Your Own Home

5 Common Home Cleaning Mistakes To Avoid in Your Own Home

If you usually breeze your home cleaning routine without giving it much thought, hit the pause button. Here are 5 common mistakes you’ll want to avoid.

If cleaning your home is not your favourite activity, you’re not alone. Still, home cleaning needs to be on your to-do list each week. It can be easy to fall into the habit of taking shortcuts just so you can get your home cleaning over and done with as quickly as possible. But this can actually do more harm than good.

Avoid these common cleaning mistakes that can actually make your home dirtier, instead of cleaner. Read on.

Mistake #1: Not cleaning in the right order

Don’t begin your cleaning routine from the ground up. The trick is to start from the top and work your way down. Dust and crumbs can fall to the floor as you clean areas above the floor. So do your surface cleaning first (such as dusting, or wiping furniture and kitchen cabinets) before vacuuming or mopping the floor. That way, you don’t have to vacuum or mop twice.

Mistake #2: Using the same cleaning cloth throughout the home

Using the same cleaning cloth for all the different areas of your home is a big no-no! It can actually spread germs between rooms. After all, you don’t want bacteria from your bathroom (ew!) to end up on your kitchen counters (where you prepare your food)! Use separate and designated clothes for different areas of your home. Wash these cloths or rags after each cleaning session to maintain hygiene.

Mistake #3: Neglecting to clean high-touch surfaces

High-touch surfaces are spots or areas that we touch often and can be an avenue for spreading germs easily. These include your light switches, door knobs, faucets, and even your TV remote control. If you have young children at home, make it a habit to clean or disinfect these high-touch areas regularly.

Mistake #4: Using dirty cleaning tools

To avoid spreading bacteria and dirt all over your home, make sure your cleaning tools are also regularly cleaned. After each use, wash your cleaning cloths, scrub brushes or mop heads thoroughly. Replace your kitchen sponges regularly as they are a breeding ground for bacteria. Empty your vacuum cleaner and change the filter for optimum performance. Sanitise toilet brushes after each use. Remember, your cleaning routine is only as good as the supplies you use.

Mistake #5: Not cleaning regularly

Some people make the mistake of only cleaning their homes when the dirt starts to pile up, when the floor feels dusty and when the toilet begins to smell. Do not wait for your home to get dirty before cleaning! Cleaning your home regularly is essential to maintain a healthy living environment. Even if your home appears clean, regular cleaning will prevent the build-up of dirt and germs. So get into the habit of cleaning your home on a regular basis. If you don’t have time to clean your own home, consider engaging a weekly home cleaning service.

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