13 Cleaning Mistakes You’re Probably Making at Home

Poorly Loading Your Dishwasher

Dishwashers have released so many households from spending hours upon hours in the kitchen after we finish our meals. But are you using yours efficiently? You might want to save on water and electricity by loading yours to the brim, but if you do so, some of your plates, silverware, or glasses may not be reached, so you’ll still end up with dirty dishes.

Put everything in the proper place. cups and glasses should stay on top, upside down. Silverware has a tendency to stick together, so mix them up a bit when you’re loading your fork, knives, and spoons.

Also, remember to clean your dishwasher too. The less you clean it, the less efficiently it’ll function. Use a brand of dishwasher cleaner that can break down lime, rust, calcium, and grease while deodorizing.

Spraying Disinfectant and Wiping It up Immediately

Raise your hand if you’re guilty of this: do you often spray disinfectant over an area and then just wipe it off? Then you’re not doing your home any favors. In most cases, you have to leave the disinfectant to sit for around 3 to 10 minutes in order for it to work its magic.

What’s more, you have to clear surfaces of debris and dust beforehand, so it’s a good idea to use a microfiber tower prior to spraying your household disinfectant. It’s a two-part step that a lot of people don’t think about when cleaning up their homes.

Before you do any of this, though, make sure to read the label of the products you’re using. That way you’ll know how much time you need to wait. Plus, it’ll help you save up a particular time frame for all your cleaning.

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