What does it actually take to keep your home and all your possessions clean. Oh, a little bit of scrubbing here and there, vacuuming, mopping… The likes, right? You’re not wrong, but you’re probably doing some of these things wrong, leaving your home dirtier than what you started off with.
If you already feel frustrated and think it’s better to pay a professional to do it for you, think about all the money you could save by tackling all of these bad habits instead. The more you know about how to properly clean up, the less you’ll have to rely on outside help!
Click through to find out more about these 13 cleaning mistakes you’re probably making at home!
Cleaning Without a Plan
How many times have you found it hard to concentrate on your work, hobbies, or studies because the room you’re in is untidy? That’s when winging happens most often. You just get up and start cleaning without rhyme or reason, meaning you’ll eventually backtrack later.
Cleaning from top to bottom is one of the most basic tips most professionals will give you. If you dust off ceiling fans or high places first, some of the dust that will fall off can be swept up later. Working in reverse will make you work twice.
Also, it’s a good idea to work from left to right or right to left so that you don’t miss anything and don’t tire yourself out by running around in circles. When it’s time to wipe those hard to reach areas, remember to use a soft, dry cloth!