Our cleaning process sometimes includes some steps that are more or less correct. To avoid making certain mistakes, make sure your home is clean, airy, and free of germs and microbes. The most common examples are listed below.
Haste makes waste … always! When you start cleaning, make sure you haven’t scheduled anything for the next 3-4 hours or more, depending on the size of the house. In this way, you will have time to clean all the hidden corners, remove the dust, vacuum, wash the windows, and disinfect all surfaces that harbor germs.
🛑 You forget about the most dirty areas
The first thing that comes to mind when you think about bacteria is the toilet bowl cover. Unfortunately, there are other places in your home that contain more bacteria than the toilet bowl: the door handles, switches, keyboard, mouse, phone, chopper, valves etc. When you clean those objects, disinfect them.
🛑 You don’t clean the air filters
The air conditioning filters should be cleaned periodically. The filters and protective nets should be cleaned twice a year with water and detergent.
Replace these filters with brand-new ones when they become worn out.
🛑 You don’t vent the bathroom
The moisture in bathrooms causes mildew, a fungus that causes a variety of health problems. Ventilating the bathroom regularly will prevent mold from growing.
🛑 You use too many textiles
Fluffy bedding, carpets and curtains act as a magnet for dust. Instead of having too many textiles with a dense texture, opt for a more practical one: cotton linens and floor tiles. Dust doesn’t accumulate on them and they’re easy to maintain.
🛑 You wash the windows on sunny days
As a result of the sun’s heat, detergent will dry faster on the glass, which means that your windows will be stained. The most suitable time to clean them is after sunset or early in the morning.
🛑 You’re using lemon and vinegar for anything
It is true that lemon juice and vinegar are two extremely useful ingredients in cleaning household objects, especially because they refresh and disinfect. However, these two acidic substances can damage surfaces such as marble, limestone or onyx. Use these two ingredients only on glass, plastic, stainless steel, cast iron or ceramic surfaces.
🛑 You believe that any detergent is a disinfectant
Often, products that state that they are disinfectants do not eliminate bacteria and germs in your home. You should choose a product that is specifically designed for this purpose. In most cases, chlorine is the most effective solution.