Five Home Cleaning Mistakes You Might Be Making

August 26, 2020

This might be a surprise, but you can do cleaning wrong! In cleaning your home, you can damage a surface, waste time, leave dirt behind, stain your carpet by using the wrong cleaners and more.

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Cleaning Your Bathroom

Good news, you don’t have to clean your bathroom to hospital grade cleaning. Many of you might be up to your elbows in disinfectant, but that really is not necessary. Most of the time you are going to be managing soap scum on the sink and the tub. Every once in a while you might have someone that is sick or just missed the toilet.

Most of the time you will only have to do a spot cleaning in your bathroom. The three most used elements in your bathroom are the toilet, tub and sink. These really are the key areas to clean from day to day. It’s best to start from the top and work your way down and out the door.

What’s Your Gameplan?

Before I got into the cleaning world, I had no plans on how to clean a home or much less a business. I would go into a room and start cleaning random items around the room. That wasted a lot of time and energy! The result would be me very frustrated and the results were terrible. This is one reason why I used to hate cleaning.

Once I realize that there should be a method to the madness of cleaning, I got some training and figured out a good methodology that keeps getting improved on from week to week.

First start at the top and work your way down. While doing this start in the far side of the room and work your way out the door. This is a very simplistic approached, but it’s the foundation to cleaning efficiently.

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Reading Directions Is Important

It may seem unnecessary, but reading directions about your cleaning products is worth your time. When you don’t, it can lead to mixing the wrong cleaning chemicals which can have catastrophic results.

The other reason for reading directions is you may be using the cleaning product wrong. The bathroom cleaning spray or window cleaner is only as effective as the person using it. Companies also put rules and regulations on when, where and how to use their products to protect the consumer and the company from misuse. So, next time you pick a new cleaner, flip over and read the directions before you get cleaning.

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