The 7 Most Stupid
Cleaning Mistakes …
… Which Will Certainly Be Made By You Too!
The Most Stupid Cleaning Mistakes
When cleaning, you can do a lot wrong. This can not only affect your cleaning result negative, but also harm you and your health.
Cleanadviser will show you the 7 biggest cleaning mistakes, which will certainly be made by you too.
Not To Clean The Cleaning Supplies
For most of us it is probably a matter of course, after each cleaning thoroughly wash the cleaning cloths and sponges. That’s good! But often other cleaning utensils such as hand brush or bucket are not cleaned after each cleaning session. This may cause the next time you clean the floor, the dirt and dust will spread around the house before you start to clean it. Unnecessary! Also mops you should clean after every cleaning. Here especially many bacteria accumulate.
Tip: Rinse your mops, hand brushes and Co. after each cleaning under hot, running water.
Not To Close The Toilet Lid
If you leave the toilet lid open while rinsing, tiny drops of water and with them bacteria in the air can be swirled around. This is especially fatal if you have previously cleaned your toilet with chlorine or other chemical cleaning agents. The bacteria-infested drops swirl around and may fall down and hold e. g. onto your toothbrush.
Spraying Surfaces Instead Of Rags
If you want to clean a surface, how do you go about it? Most would probably answer: I spray the surface with a detergent and spread it with a damp cloth. That is not efficient! Apart from the fact that most conventional cleaners are unnecessary anyway, you should proceed differently to clean really efficiently. It is better to apply the cleaning agents first to the cleaning cloths (microfiber cloths) and then to clean the surface. This will prevent too much residue from remaining on the surface and, in addition, reduce your use of detergents. If you have some stubborn dirt, then spray directly on it and wait a few minutes to get rid of the dirt.
Tip: Also refer to the small surfaces. Large areas such as tables, sideboards or kitchen shelves are regularly and thoroughly brushed but smaller surfaces, for example, light switches, door traps, the fridge handle or stove buttons like to forget. Due to the constant contact with the hands, pathogenic germs can accumulate right there.
Using A Vacuum Cleaner Instead Of A Mop
If you vacuum tiny particles of dirt, such as dust or animal hair, are whirled up. This is a real torture especially for allergy sufferers. In addition, these particles settle down somewhere else in the house. Therefore it is better to use the matching dry mop made of microfibers. These magically attract even the tiniest dust particles, holding it tightly to the small fibers in the mop and preventing anything from being whirled around. On top the dry mop makes no noise when brushing and consumes no electricity!
Using Too Much Cleaner
This is probably the most stupid and most common cleaning error! The excessive use of chemical cleaners may provide a fresh scent, but this does not necessarily bring more cleanliness. The fragrance suggests to our brain that the surface is clean. That’s a big mistake! Mostly it’s not the cleaning products, but the products and your own cleaning power, which ensure cleanliness! The chemical cleaning agents actually only cause one thing – with every cleaning process, you apply a layer of the cleaning agent to floors, windows and all surfaces. Increasingly, sticky, smeared surfaces are becoming increasingly difficult to clean. That is really annoying! Often just a good microfiber cloth and water + a splash of cleanser or spirit are enough (especially with window cleaning).
Tip: Left, right, left – this is the classic wiping motion, when something should be cleaned up quickly. In this way, dirt particles are simply pushed back and forth or distributed nicely. Professionals therefore clean Z- or S-shaped to effectively clean.
Treating stains immediately
This happens every time: something goes wrong and you already have a stain on your carpet, sofa or clothes. The most natural reaction is probably to scrub the stain away immediately. Attention! If you do that, you’ll just rub the dirt further into the fibers of the carpet or your clothes. It is better if you first treat the stain with some kitchen paper. Gently pat the stain until it appears dry to you. After that you can treat it and try to remove it.
Using a Feather Duster
This tool only spreads filth from one surface to another. A microfiber cloth is the cleaning utensil of choice for dusting because it grabs and holds onto particles.