During this pandemic, sanitizing has become a high priority in every household to ensure the safety of everyone in the house. Cleaning the house is a chore that will take up a lot of time. If you don’t know what you are doing, and making mistakes will only make it harder for you. Read along to know what common mistakes you might be making. As well ass, how to avoid them to improve efficiency and save up time.

Where to start

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Before starting to clean the house, you need to strategize and know exactly what are you going to do in each room. Not having a plan will only make it more complicated and fatiguing for you. Also, you will waste a prolonged period of time cleaning. The most common mistake people do, cleaning from the bottom up. It means people start vacuuming and then they start dusting off the shelves. This will only create a hassle for you, and cause you to vacuum again when you are done with the shelves or counters. When you start from the top, all the dirt will fall on the floors and carpets. Making it easier to clean up with a mop or a vacuum cleaner. By being resourceful and putting a strategy, you will have a cleaner home in a shorter time.

Clean as you go

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The best way to avoid spending a lot of time cleaning is, to always clear any clutter you make. This method has been tested and proved to be true, especially when it comes to the bathroom or kitchen. When you are cooking, make sure you swipe off any mess you might have made instantly. Don’t forget to place used utensils in the sink to avoid leakages. Also, this method will help you prevent staining and damaging the surfaces of your house. You have to keep in mind that food and drink spills can lead to pests in the house and causes bigger problems that you don’t want. Similarly, cleaning the soap scum or toothpaste off your sink will save you time while washing. This might not be the most pleasant thing to do, but it will encourage and maintain good cleaning habits.

Cleaning Tools

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Great deals of people don’t know they should wash their cleaning tools. This is one of the most frequent mistake people do on a daily basis. Not cleaning your mop every once in a while will only spread germs and dirt instead of washing the floors. Additionally, you need to throw away one-time-use products and don’t ever reuse them. Sponges need to be thrown out too every few months. Wet sponges are a breeding ground for bacteria, even if they don’t smell bad they are still not suitable to be used after a few months depending on your use. Also, always remember to replace your rags every week as they are loaded with bacteria as well.

Cleaning Products

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To know which product to use, you need to know which surface you are going to use it on. For example, your marble countertops need a different cleaner than your hardwood flooring. If you use the wrong concoction on your countertop, you might cause damages that require repairing or replacing your original counters and you will be spending more money and energy than you need to. Many people think cleaning products have the same ingredients making them good to clean any surface with them. So always, be sure to read the labels to know which device cleans which surface to avoid this mistake and to ensure proper sanitation of the surface. Something else you need to notice on the label, how many seconds or minutes to leave the product on before wiping it off. This assures that the material is breaking down the dirt particles for a fully clean surface.

Missing& Not Cleaning Germ Hot-Spots

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Keeping the house tidy and not dirty isn’t something enjoyable for numerous people. When many of us clean our houses, we usually wash up in a hurry and miss a few spots that have a lot of germs on them. Faucets, light switches, doorknobs, and the TV remote are common areas that are forgotten. Be sure to use a disinfectant and wipe them weekly to avoid building up of the germs.

Doing it yourself

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House cleaning is a burden on many people especially when they don’t have enough time to do it. Sterilizing the entire house on your own can be very demanding and time-consuming. You can’t forget about the jobs you hate doing, like cleaning the windows or washing the floors. Therefore, hiring a professional will make your life so much easier. You might think it is not something affordable for you to hire a cleaning professional, but on the contrary it is cost-effective and it will free you up to do things you enjoy more.

Following these few tips, you will have a clean home in a shorter time than usual. If you are hesitant to fully go out and do your home or you just don’t want to focus on small details while cleaning, hiring an expert is the way to go. Whatever you decide on, be determined on making your house as sanitized as possible for you to be feel protected, happy, and productive.

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