13 Cleaning Mistakes You’re Probably Making at Home

Reusing the Same Dirty Sponge

Do you know that your sponge is probably the dirtiest thing in your house right now? It might not look like it, but it is! Unless you replace it regularly when it’s time to wash you’re just going to spread all those germs and gunk onto other dishes and surfaces. If you don’t want to replace it, you can disinfect it with diluted bleach instead!

It’s also a good idea to buy packs of sponges so you’ll always have a backup. The more you have, the better!

Scrubbing a Fresh Carpet Stain

If you’ve just stained your carpet and your first reaction is to scrub it clean, stop! You’re probably doing more harm than good by not only ruining your carpet fibers but also pressing the stain deeper.

What you have to do instead is use a towel to blot the area until it’s dry. That way you’re lifting most of the product, be it wine or sauce, out of your carpet first so you won’t end up scrubbing it in an even bigger area.

The second step is to use a stain lifter. Like always, read the instructions on the label and you should be stain-free in a matter of minutes!

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