Top 8 Things NOT to do, When Cleaning your Home
So you've just finished cleaning your house - and BAM! There's dust all over the area's you just cleaned. This happens to countless people around Australia, and today we are going to discuss the Top 8 Things NOT to do, When Cleaning your Home.
Below are 8 basic things you can do to prevent dust build-up, to help stop windows getting dirty and a few other tips that you may find interesting or even useful to utilise in your own house.
TOP 8 THINGS NOT TO DO, WHEN CLEANING YOUR HOME
Using dish soap on your cutting boards.
When it comes to cleaning wooden chopping blocks, soap and warm water doesn't always cut it. After using one to slice 'n dice raw meat or poultry, soak it in a diluted bleach solution to prevent cross-contamination when prepping your next meal. Another way to neutralise odors and germs is to use lemon to rub onto the board.
Neglecting your biggest touch points.
Taps, handles, and door knobs are some of the most-touched areas in your home, which is why they're also the germiest. Take to 'em with a disinfectant wipe daily to keep germs at bay.
Spraying furniture with polish.
When you spray furniture directly, it creates build-up that's tough to remove and attracts even more dust. To avoid this, spray your cleaning cloth with the cleaner, then rub the cloth on dusty surfaces, this will assist in keeping the dust on the cloth instead of just spreading it around.
Using the same rag everywhere.
You got streaky surfaces? You might be over-using your cleaning cloth and spreading germs while you're at it. Even if your cleaning cloth doesn't look old, it should be washed after each use since it's used on high-traffic areas.
Using a feather duster. Period.
We'll give you a thumbs up for dusting, but a big thumbs down for using a tool that only spreads dust from one surface to another. Use a microfiber cloth instead, which will grab — and hold onto — particles. Make sure it is dry, and wet cloth will make the job harder.
Not dusting your windows.
Before washing them, that is. If you forget to tackle the dust on your sills, any liquid that drips onto the frame will become a muddy mess of dusty liquid. A vacuum or microfiber cloth will tackle the mess quickly ending with a nice finish.
Forgetting your garbage can.
If you notice an unpleasant smell in your kitchen, it might be an indicator that you haven't clean your garbage can in awhile. Wipe it down once a week with a cleaner containing bleach to keep nasty smells under control.
Using dirty sponges.
These cleaning sponges won't, be that helpful if you don't sanitise them every few days (and replace them every 3 - 4 weeks). To maintain your sponge and keep it clean, soak your sponge in boiling HOT! water only, do not add anything to the water. Allow to soak for 10 minutes, then repeat the process twice more. Once completed, put on window sill in the sun to dry. Placing a wet sponge in a dark area will only attract bacteria to grow.