What not to do while cleaning: your home will become even dirtier
Sometimes it happens that no matter how much you clean your house, it doesn't get cleaner. And sometimes, even more dirt collects. Household experts say that the reason may be that you make common mistakes. They negate all the considerable efforts.
OBOZREVATEL talks about these common mistakes. And how to fix them quickly and easily.
Using a floor cleaner
Modern floor care products attract with the promise of not having to be rinsed off. However, over time, they still accumulate on the surface and create a sticky layer to which dust, pet hair and other dirt only adhere better. In addition, ugly stains remain on this layer. That's why experts advise not to add flooring products with every wash, but to do a routine wet cleaning with warm water at least once in a while. And don't forget that you need to collect fine dirt with a broom or vacuum cleaner beforehand, otherwise you will simply spread it across the floor.
Dust on the top shelves and back surfaces
Yes, a layer of dust on the fridge, top shelves or cabinet surfaces is not conspicuous. Neither do dusty back surfaces. Therefore, it seems that they can be cleaned less often. But in fact, the slightest draft, and some of this pollution rises into the air and settles in the field of view. Therefore, you have to clean the dust more often.
When cleaning a carpet, many people rub it, believing that this will better remove dirt from its pile. Especially when it comes to stains. In fact, this only brushes the textile and it only begins to accumulate dirt more. Therefore, it is advised to clean the carpet carefully, and do not wipe off the stains, but soak them from the edges to the centre with appropriate means.
Ignoring the drain in the kitchen
A poorly cleaned kitchen drain can start to spread an unpleasant odour over time. And the action of dishwashing detergent, which many people rely on, is not enough. From time to time, you need to pour a cup of baking soda into the drain, fill it with hot water and leave it to act for 15-20 minutes. After that, rinse the drain with a stream of water. To enhance the effect of baking soda, you can pour vinegar instead of water.
Using polishes on vertical surfaces
Polishes for stainless steel or glass make vertical surfaces shiny. But not for long. The layer of the product is designed in such a way that fingerprints and stains are easily left on it. Dust and hair also stick to it. Therefore, such rubbing can be endless. Sometimes it is better to treat the surface with some kind of degreaser, such as an alcohol-containing liquid or vinegar.
Previously OBOZREVATEL told how to clean the windows from the remnants of tape and paper.
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