5 Cleaning Habits You’re Probably Doing Wrong

We’re always looking for ways to clean our homes – or at least our rooms – as fast and convenient as possible, and before you know it, we’ve all come up with all kinds of cleaning habits and routines to make things easier for ourselves.

However, you may not notice that certain habits can actually make things worse, such as the following:

  1. Leaving out paper clutter

Though small, paper clutter is usually overlooked, and that gives it the tendency to pile up at home when you’re least aware of it.

To keep this from happening, assign a designated area for all things paper and go through it at least once a week for anything important, and throw out the rest.

  • Using too much cleaner

More isn’t always better, and this is especially true when using cleaning products for your home. Even a small amount can work wonders for the area you plan on cleaning, as long as you rinse it thoroughly to make sure it doesn’t stick around to trap any residue.

  • Using dirty tools to clean

No matter how hard you try, you simply can’t get anything done when you don’t have the right tools – or when they’re not kept in good condition. And if you’ve ever tried to clean with dirty tools, you’ll know this to be true.

This includes regular maintenance of cleaning appliances and tools, such as vacuum cleaners (if you happen to have one), as well as proper storage in a dry, clean area.

  • Leaving dirty dishes in the sink

It’s surprising how many people actually leave their dishes in the sink – and the amount of bacteria and house pests that doing so can attract. And when they do decide to stop by, making them leave will be really difficult and time-consuming.

To keep house pests from making their home in your home, be sure to wash your dishes immediately after using them and train everyone at home to do the same.

  • Dusting last

You can’t simply wipe everything down and expect your whole room or living space to be clean – save yourself the effort of repeated cleaning and start top-down.

The best way to go about cleaning any one area at home is by clearing everything first, and then thoroughly dusting from top to bottom. This way, when you sweep or vacuum the dust, there’s no need to go back all over again.

When it comes to cleaning your home, or even just your room, it’s not about taking the extra measures, but instead about cleaning the right way.

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