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The Top 5 House Cleaning Mistakes You Should Avoid

We all have our own methods of cleaning our homes. However, most of us might be following a certain process, not knowing there’s an easier, more convenient way that can save us plenty of time and effort. There are also some common house cleaning mistakes you can avoid to make everything more efficient.

Using too much product

Most people think that when it comes to household cleaning products, the more, the better. But that’s not the case at all – using too much chemical can oversaturate your cleaning items like microfiber cloths (they can cause streaks), can give off a lasting and overpowering chemical smell, plus you’ll spend extra time cleaning overspray. Remember, when it comes to cleaning solutions, a little goes a long way.

Using the wrong products and tools for cleaning

One of the most common cleaning mistakes is using the wrong products and tools. Keep in mind that there are specific cleaning solutions for different types of surfaces. If you’re using the wrong cleaning solution, you’re only wasting time as the area you’re working on is not being properly cleaned, plus the incorrect solution can damage parts of your home. For example, vinegar works great for tiles, but can leave permanent scars on stone surfaces.

Using dirty cleaning materials

Sounds ironic, right? But that’s what most of us do. If you’re going to start working with a dirty wash cloth, mop or sponges, then don’t even bother cleaning – you’ll only add and spread dirt, grease and grime around your surfaces, rather than cleaning it.

For the sake of cleanliness and health, always wash your cleaning materials thoroughly after each use. Rinse and freshen up sponges and cloths right before use, even if they’ve been cleaned.

Being unorganized

You don’t want to be rummaging around the house looking for that newly opened bottle of cleaning solution, or going down the basement to get your supplies while you’re cleaning. To save time, keep all your cleaning supplies in one place, preferably in a cabinet with a lock to keep kids safe from chemicals. Place the cabinet near areas in your home that you frequently clean if you can.

Not cleaning regularly

A set cleaning schedule is very important to save time and effort. If you do it weekly, you’ll be able to go through it with a breeze. If you don’t have a set schedule, chances are the chores will start piling up and the work will seem overwhelming… and you’ll put it off again and again!

Just avoid these top 5 house cleaning mistakes and home cleaning will be a breeze!

Anthony Hanson is a home and lifestyle blogger from Chicago. He likes to share his take on the latest in home decor, fashion and modern life in general. He recently launched a lifestyle brand he co-owns, The Velvet Nook.