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4 Cleaning Mistakes You Might Be Making

July 5, 2018, Author: Nick Name

Cleaning your home isn’t always fun or easy, but it’s an important part of keeping your family healthy. While a cleaning service can take care of keeping your home spotless, you probably want to keep things nice and tidy in the interim between visits! Here are 4 of the most common cleaning mistakes you might be making around the house.

Not Loading the Dishwasher Correctly

If you don’t load your dishes properly, you’ll end up with dirty dishes that need to be washed all over again. When loading your dishwasher:

  • Place dishes with carb-based residue where they will get direct contact with a sprayer arm. These dishes need some mechanical action to get clean.
  • Place dishes with protein-based residue on the outside of the dishwasher, where water will hit them and soak them.
  • Curious about silverware? If you have a silverware basket with dividers, put silverware both up and down so that nothing nests and stays dirty.

Using Any Natural Cleaner for Everything

Natural cleaners are wonderful, and they can really pack a punch. If your go-to cleaning staples are baking soda and vinegar, that is a great thing for your family’s health and your wallet. However, you should always research what you are cleaning before you pour on the vinegar. While these ingredients are less toxic, they still hold a great deal of cleaning power. Ingredients like vinegar and lemon could ruin your gorgeous stone countertops if you don’t do your research.

Cleaning Windows on a Sunny Day

Sparkling windows are a beauty to behold, but trying to get them on a sunny day can be more frustrating than motivating. In the heat and light of a warm sunny day, window cleaner will evaporate rapidly and leave streaks all over. Instead, you should aim to clean off your windows in the morning or on an overcast day.

Using Spray Cleaner on Electronics

Electronics are not the same as the windows in your home, so you should never clean them the same way. All of your electronics, including your television, cell phone, and computer, are delicate. They can easily be damaged by abrasive and harsh cleaners and permanently ruined. To clean off your electronics, you should use a microfiber cloth. At most, you should use a fine mist of water (not near any vents on the device) for dust. To clean out nooks and crannies, use canned air or a cotton swab.

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