1. Using the same rag around the house
If you use the same rag in multiple spots around the house, the rag hangs on to the dust from the previous surface and spreads it to whichever surface it touches next. Never use the same cloth to clean the bathroom and the kitchen, as this can get germs to get also wiped onto kitchen counters, the living room coffee table, and anywhere else that cloth is used.
How to fix it: Use a paper towel for each surface cleaned, or have a microfiber cleaning cloth designated for each area of your home. Microfiber cleaning cloths can be tossed in the laundry or thoroughly washed after each use to remove dirt.
2.Using a feather duster
Feather dusters are notorious for scattering dust around a surface or pushing it off to fall to the ground. Rather than removing dirt, it leaves tiny fluffs of feathers.
How to fix it: A microfiber cleaning cloth or a disposable paper towel is recommended to use with an appropriate cleaning solution, depending on the surface being dusted.
3. Not cleaning the vacuum
If a vacuum filter hasn’t been changed or cleaned in a while, it will not pick up as much dirt and dust from the ground as it should. A full vacuum will blow dirt back into the air and carpet via its vent.
How to fix it: Change out vacuum bags regularly, and as soon as you notice any decline in the vacuum’s performance, wipe out the vent with a damp microfiber cloth.
4. Putting a rinsed toilet brush right back in the holder
If a toilet brush is placed back immediately into its holder right after use, the toilet’s moisture and germs get trapped in the container and the brush, where they breed and multiply. These germs are then rubbed back into your toilet the next time the brush is used.
How to fix it: After scrubbing, let the brush dry completely before stashing it.
5. Scrubbing stains out of carpet or rugs
Scrubbing stains like red wine, pet urine, and coffee isn’t useful in the long term unless you remove fresh carpet spills at the deepest level, they may resurface in time.
How to fix it: As soon as you notice the spill, use a dry towel to get as much liquid as possible. Next, soak the spot with club soda or ice water and smudge again with another dry towel. Step on the towel to absorb the liquid. Repeat the smudging until no more color is transferred to the towel. If the stain persists, apply a stain remover and repeat the process.
6. Spraying cleaner directly on a surface
Spraying cleaner directly on a Surface shouldn’t be an everyday practice because it will probably leave residue behind or buildup of the solution making furniture and windows greasy.
How to fix it: Spray cleaning solution on a microfiber cleaning cloth or disposable paper towel, then wipe down surfaces.
7. Starting cleaning the floors
Mopping or vacuuming the floor first up is only going to double the work. A better step is to start at the top of a room and work your way down.
How to fix it: Start cleaning the furniture, dust and crumbs fall from tables, counters, and shelves. Then lastly will be the floor.
8. Cleaning windows on a sunny day
Sunlight might be helpful when it comes to illuminating dirt, but it won’t help you get the windows clean. Heat is going to dry out cleaning products more quickly, which is likely to leave more traces.
How to fix it: Cleaning your windows in any season is okay, but the ideal time to clean windows is late afternoon or evening, or when the skies are cloudy, and the temperature is below 70 degrees Fahrenheit.
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