Common Cleaning Mistakes to Avoid
It is true that many people prefer to clean the house themselves. And there is absolutely nothing wrong with that, but when this sort of work is done by a non-professional, things often tend to go seriously wrong. I wouldn’t say that there is only one “right’ or ‘wrong’ way to handle the various situations in your home, but there are some common mistakes that people make when cleaning a home.
Doing the Cleaning in the Wrong Order
So where is a good idea to start the cleaning – the bathroom, the kitchen or the living room? Neither, the right way is to start from the top. For example, many people would prefer sweeping/mopping the floors and then move on to the windows, ceilings etc. The key is to start from the top and sweep and mop the floors last. So always remember to start from the very top and work your way down.
Not Using the Right Cleaning Products
If you are unaware of how to handle the various surfaces in your home, you can find advice on the internet or consult a professional. In general, use soft materials to treat glass and abrasive metals. Use hard brushes to treat porcelain, wood, plastic etc. Some detergents are also inappropriate for soft services. When using cleaning detergents, always read the directions on the label!
Doing Too Much Work at Once
The key to any successful cleaning endeavor is planning, so you can have enough time to finish the work and not get overwhelmed. Separate the cleaning duties by day, morning or afternoon, for example Monday morning to clean the kitchen, Tuesday afternoon – cleaning the bathroom. Proper planning is the key to success.
Not Knowing How to Treat Stains
As a matter of fact there are stains that are particularly tricky to get rid of.
Treating wood after it has been exposed to water for example, is particularly tricky. You have two options – ‘handle’ the situation to the best of your abilities or call professional help. In this case professional help is the way to go.
So understanding the issue and choosing the right cleaning option will save you time and money!
Author Bio: July Minor writes for different blogs like TrueHomeTips. In her real life she works for http://www.cleantoperfection.co.uk/deep-cleaning-sw8-south-lambeth/ and has a lot of experience to share with her readers.