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Never try it! Three viral cleaning life hacks that are actually harmful

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Three viral cleaning life hacks that are actually harmful

The Internet is full of tips and life hacks on any topic, including cleaning. Some of them are really useful and time-saving, but others can be not only useless but also harmful.

To prevent you from spoiling your things while cleaning and wasting time on pointless tips, Toms guide has told you about three viral life hacks that you should forget about and never use.

Cleaning upholstery with detergent

Cleaning an upholstered sofa, armchair or bed frame effectively is often not easy. And in cases where the upholstery is secured, for example, with decorative buttons, it becomes a really difficult task to get rid of all the dust and dirt. That's why the Internet has begun to recommend using a microfiber cloth and a solution of water and dishwashing detergent for cleaning.

Never try it! Three viral cleaning life hacks that are actually harmful

However, this method will do more harm than good, as the soap liquid may be too harsh for the fabric fibers and may even leave stains.

It is better to use special cleaning products to avoid damaging the appearance of your furniture.

Dusting with air conditioner

Dusting can be tiring, especially in the spring and summer when we often open windows. Along with the fresh air, dust enters our home and quickly settles on all surfaces.

Never try it! Three viral cleaning life hacks that are actually harmful

Some bloggers and influencers have started to claim that fabric softener can help repel dust. All you need to do is dissolve a little fabric softener in hot water and wipe all surfaces with this solution.

However, this life hack will not only fail to help you deal with dust, but will also make the situation worse.

Fabric softeners can leave a sticky film on the surface of your furniture, attracting and collecting more dirt than usual.

Cleaning furniture with a dishwasher tablet

No matter how careful we are, sooner or later, our fabric furniture will develop stains. It can be quite difficult to get rid of them if you don't use a special vacuum cleaner for wet cleaning, so cleanliness fans have started to come up with life hacks that are supposed to simplify this process.

For example, a TikTok user suggested dissolving a dishwasher tablet in hot water, soaking a cloth in this solution, and then wrapping it around the pot lid to easily get rid of the dirt.

However, this method of cleaning will do more harm than good, as dishwasher tablets contain harsh chemicals that can damage your furniture and get stuck in the fibers of textiles.

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