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Common Cleaning Mistakes You Are Making

By December 24, 2018Cleaning

All cleaning isn’t made equal, and we here at Anago know this personally. The wrong method sometimes can not just make a simple task more difficult, but actually can make your house dirtier. We have put together a post for the most common cleaning errors when you are doing your own cleaning.

Overloading the Dishwasher

Simple things, such as putting too many utensils inside the silverware basket, will impact the dishwasher’s capability of cleaning the dishes. Even stacking the dishes will impede the capability of it cleaning completely. However, it may be difficult to tell this if you’re pre-washing the dishes inside the sink before you put them inside the dishwasher.

Washing Cutting Boards Using Soap

A wooden chopping block should not be washed using standard dish soap. After you use a wooden cutting board, it ought to be soaked inside bleach to prevent cross-contamination.

Not Caring for the Coffee Pot

The coffee maker is a breeding ground for bacteria. It is a wet, warm environment that’s ideal for growing them. Be certain that you wash every individual part after each use, not simply the pot.

Spraying Furniture Polish

Spraying polish directly onto furniture causes a buildup on the surface which attracts more dust and is hard to remove. The right way to polish the furniture includes spraying a cloth with furniture polish then using the cloth to polish dusty places.

Having a Feather Duster

Feather dusters do not trap any dust inside them. They just brush them from surface to surface. Utilize a material which traps dust and keeps it out of your home’s air, such as a microfiber cloth.

Leaving the Trash Can Out

Oftentimes, the unpleasant smell in the kitchen may be traced to your garbage can. If the odor lingers after the trash is taken out, it’s possible to blame the garbage can itself. Your garbage can ought to be regularly wiped down, typically at least one time per week, using a bleach solution.

Using Too Much Fabric Softener

While all of us want to rest on sheets which are clean and soft, using excessive fabric softener may have the opposite impact. An overabundance of fabric softener will make your fabrics greasy, itchy, stiff, and even decrease the absorbency of your towels.

Not Hand-Scrubbing the Blender

After a smoothie, you may be tempted to attempt the cleaning hack of simply pouring soap and warm water into the blender then turning it on. While that may give the blender the look of cleanliness, it is not nearly enough. You must remove the blades then wash them independently in order to prevent buildup.

Not Cleaning the Vacuum

If the vacuum is full or dirty, all you wind up doing as you attempt to use it is pushing dirt around, which is not a good use of your time.  If you have a canister or bag-less vacuum, empty it after each use. If you have a bag vacuum, replace it as it’s 1/3 full, not thoroughly full.

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