Last updated on November 12th, 2021
While cleaning doesn’t inspire joy, it’s something that has to be done. But there are ways to make this not-so-enjoyable task less of a hassle.
Here are 3 mistakes that most of us make, that make this task seem more difficult than it needs to be. Let’s make sure you don’t make them!
1. Forgetting To Clean The Cleaning Tools
What’s the point in wiping something when the mop-head or sponge you use only moves the dirt and bacteria around?
Dirty cleaning tools like cleaning rags, mop heads, vacuum cleaner filters, and even washing machines are breeding grounds for harmful bacteria like Salmonella or E. Coli. They need to be cleaned well after every use. How often are you cleaning yours?
2. Leaving Your Everyday Chores For Later
Don’t pile up all your everyday chores for the weekend when just a few minutes of tidying and decluttering will make your weekend tasks seem less awful. Clear away clutter from each room, keep kitchen counters cleared and sanitized, and put away dirty laundry in the hamper. And if you find time, wipe clean the sinks and shower doors with a disinfectant wipe after you use them.
3. Not Cleaning In The Right Order
You need to make sure you use logic so that in your cleaning you don’t end up dirtying a spot that you have already spent time and energy cleaning. Begin by putting everything where it belongs. Don’t begin your cleaning just yet. Once you’re done with this step, always begin cleaning from the top – working your way down. You don’t want to clean the floor first only to have dirt from the ceiling fan or shelves settling back onto it.