1. Cleaning Windows on A Sunny Day
The sun’s out in full force, the skies are clear – you’re thinking it’ll be the best time to roll up your sleeves and get round to starting your day of cleaning.
Well, you might want to re-think that, especially when it comes to cleaning the windows.
Opt to clean your windows either early in the day or later in the afternoon, when it’s slightly cooler.
Make sure you’re not doing it while the sun is blazing hot because the glass cleaner will dry up too quickly, resulting in streaks on your windows.
Tip: If you don’t have the time, use a window squeegee instead of a cloth; it’ll clean the windows faster.
2. Putting A Rinsed Toilet Brush in The Holder Immediately
You’re probably thinking – what’s the point of the holder if I can’t put the brush back where it rightfully belongs? Doesn’t it just defeat the purpose?
Well, we’re not saying to not use the holder, just don’t put it in immediately.
This is because after using the toilet brush, it’ll still be wet, causing water to drip and retain in the holder. Thus, causing bacteria build-up on both the brush AND the holder.
So, the next time you use it, you’ll be spreading more germs all over your toilet bowl! Trust me, NOBODY wants that.
Tip: Shake off any excess water or leave to dry before placing your toilet brush back into its holder.
3. Cleaning from The Ground Up
Don’t worry, you’re not alone, everyone is bound to make this mistake.
When cleaning, a lot of us tend to begin cleaning from the ground up, thinking that it would be better to start with the biggest surface areas first.
Unfortunately, you’ll end up undoing your prior work and wasting your precious time as gravity will drop dust and crumbs back onto your clean floors as you continue with cleaning upwards from the counters and tables, to the shelves and upper cabinets.
Now you’ll have to clean the floors all over again!
Tip: Always clean top to bottom starting with the highest surfaces of the home and make your way down to the floors.
4. Using A Feather Duster
One of the common myths of cleaning is that feather dusters will get the job done too. Unfortunately, this is not true – feather dusters don’t actually clean.
No matter how much you’d like to believe it, feather dusters do not trap and lock dust, all it does is spread it around or push it off the surface.
Therefore, giving you the “out of sight, out of mind” illusion.
Tip: Use a microfiber cloth instead as they grab and hold a ton of dust without releasing it into the air without scratching or damaging furniture.
5. Ignoring the Little Guys
When cleaning, we tend to overlook the little details – big mistake! Did you know? The dirtiest things in your home are the smaller items most commonly used and touched!
For example, door fixtures, light switches, and electronic controllers. These are the items we touch on an almost-daily basis, but clean the least, as they rarely look dirty. But what we can’t see can hurt us the most as these items harbour all kinds of bad bacteria and germs we bring into our home!
Tip: Pay attention and clean the little guys too! Spray and wipe down with a good, non-toxic cleaner like OOMMI Probiotics Multipurpose Cleaner to remove bad bacteria and repopulate our surfaces with beneficial microbes.
Do you have any tips in keeping your home fresh and clean and germ-free? We’d love to hear your thoughts! Leave a comment below or send us a message on our Facebook Page telling us all about your experience.