Cleaning is an important part of keeping your house safe, spotless, and running smoothly. However, many people are going about it the wrong way! Let's go over a few of my home cleaning tips and highlight the most common mistakes you may be making when you clean your house. Let's get started!
- Mistake #1: Sweeping Your Cleaning Duties Under the Rug
The biggest mistake people make when cleaning their house is not cleaning their house. In order to keep your home running smoothly without smelling like a pile of dirty dishes, you have to clean up as soon as something gets dirty. If you let your cleaning tasks pile up, they can become overwhelming and make it a lot harder to get it all done. It's much better to do things in smaller intervals instead of having to do all the cleaning at one time. It'll save your house and your sanity!
- Mistake #2: Cleaning a Room Haphazardly
Cleaning isn't random. You have to have a systematic, organized approach to cleaning or you are sure to miss some important sections of the room. Instead of cleaning bits and pieces as you flit around the room like a dragonfly, try to start at a specific corner or side of the room and methodically clean as you go. You don't want to have to backtrack, and it will take less time to clean if you do it the right way.
- Mistake #3: Cleaning with the Wrong Products
When cleaning, you need to make sure that the product you're using can do the job well. If the solution is too diluted, or not strong enough, it won't lift up all the dirt, grime, and germs on the surface of what you are cleaning. The best rule of thumb is to check the product labels every time you purchase a cleaning product and choose the ones with tried-and-true results.
- Mistake #4: Don't Expect to Clean Dirt if You Use Dirt
Always check to make sure the cleaning utensil you are using is clean and free of grime. If you clean with a sponge or rag that is already dirty, it's basically like washing a car with muddy water. Always use fresh, clean tools for every new cleaning project.
- Mistake #5: Not Letting the Kids Help
Not only will teaching your kids to clean help you, but it will also help them! It's imperative to teach your kids cleaning skills so they can carry those skills with them when they become independent adults. Furthermore, teaching the kids to clean properly will take a load off your back and teach them responsibility. With a few extra helping hands, you'll get your house clean in no time flat!
Cleaning doesn't have to be a daunting task! Your home can be clean as a whistle in no time as long as you take my advice to heart and avoid these five cleaning mistakes! Pick up your sponge, put on a smile, and go clean your house to perfection!