Are you making cleaning mistakes? You might be. Whether you’re a professional house cleaner or whether you’re a do-it-yourselfer, sometimes we all make cleaning mistakes. But if you know what they are, maybe you won’t make them.
We’re going to discuss that today.
Now today’s question comes from a homeowner. She’s afraid she might be making some cleaning mistakes. She has a family, the families not involved in the household chores, and when she does the chores, she says, “I’ve never been trained professionally. I have no idea what it is I’m supposed to be doing when I clean my house.
Maybe I’m making some cleaning mistakes.
Do you have any tips?”
Yeah, I do.
I have a couple of tips and tricks!!!
8 Cleaning Mistakes that People Make
Number one is not getting your family involved. The family should be involved in all the chores because if you let the chores pile up and build up, it becomes overwhelming for one person to try to do.
Everybody should learn how to make their beds and clean up after themselves and pick up their clothes and pick up their toys, pick up their shoes, wipe down the counter after they’ve brushed their teeth and combed their hair and used the shaving gel. Everybody should learn how to take their dishes to the kitchen sink, and maybe rinse them off and put them in the dish drainer, or put them in the dishwasher.
Not getting the family involved is cleaning mistake number one.
Number two for cleaning mistakes is letting chores build up. Now we just mentioned what happens when you take your dishes to the kitchen sink
and you just set them inside the sink, the water evaporates from the food and the food sticks to the dishes.
Now instead of just rinsing off, which would have been easy at the moment, it becomes very difficult to grab a sponge and to put soap on it, use more soap and water and get the dish clean after it has all that dried food on it.
If you’ll just rinse it off as you go, boom, it’s done. That’s easy!
It’s cleaning too hard.
What?! Who cleans too hard?
It’s amazing because people want to do right by their families. They like to have clean, sanitary environments, so people will clean a cupboard, for example,
When it’s clean, it’s clean.
A cleaning mistake you might be making is you are over-cleaning. Or you vacuum the floor and now the floor is vacuumed, and you just keep vacuuming and vacuuming.
When you’re done, you’re done. There’s only so much you can do. It’s like water boiling. When you boil water for a longer time, it doesn’t boil the water anymore. The temperature has already risen. There’s already steam. It’s already bubbling. That’s it. It’s the same with cleaning.
It is cleaning too hard, like scrubbing stains out of carpets.
You see a stain, maybe it’s coffee, maybe it’s red wine, and you have a tendency you want to scrub it out. The more you scrub, the more it will get clean, right?
No, not at all.
What happens is you ruin the fibres in the carpet by scrubbing too hard.
The very first thing you want to do if you have a stain inside your carpet, for example, is you want to get a white towel or maybe a white paper towel, and you want to blot, just blot.
You can use your knuckles as pressure to blot to get the dampness out.
Because along with that is going to come some of the colours.
Depending on what is inside the carpet will determine what kind of stain remover you use. I will recommend that you blot, not scrub.
Another cleaning mistake that people make is next to the toilet. The toilet has lots of germs already. A cleaning mistake people make is when they clean the toilets, they do not clean around the edge and the bowl of the toilet.
A cleaning mistake is that we clean the toilet and we clean the bowl of the toilet and we clean the inside of the toilet, and we don’t clean the floor around the toilet. That’s another cleaning mistake.
Next to the toilet a lot of times there will be things. It might be a basket of things, of books, of personal items. It might be wiped. It might be feminine hygiene products or whatever.
There are all these weird little items that people keep next to and around their toilets. When you turn the fan on overhead for the shower, a lot of times it will collect dust and the dust will fall on those things, and then those things pick up overspray from splashing from the toilet.
Then, it gets stuck on those things and those things are not clean either. That’s another cleaning mistake.
Another cleaning mistake that we got to talk about is the toilet brush. A lot of people will use the toilet brush to clean the toilet and then they put it back
in the holder, while it’s wet.
To let that air out and sanitize, because it’s clean water but you don’t want
to create bacteria in that toilet brush holder. You want to prop it up against the toilet and close the toilet seat on it so that it can air out and it can dry before you put it back in the holder.
Now while we’re talking about the toilet, a lot of people will have a plunger next to their toilet. They might use the plunger to, you know, flush the toilet, and they don’t rinse the plunger off.
Next to the toilet, there’s usually a bathtub or a shower or something like that.
If you will take your plunger and you will rinse it off at the time of use, then it becomes clean and it’s rinsed and it’s ready to use again.
That’s another cleaning mistake.
Anyway, I hope you do not make cleaning mistakes, because these are all manageable things that you can fix. Until, leave the world a cleaner place than when you found it.