13 Cleaning Mistakes You’re Probably Making at Home

Using Too Much or Too Little Laundry Detergent

Using the right amount of laundry detergent is kind of an exact science. If you use to little, your clothes won’t get clean and you’ll have to wash them again, wasting water. If you use too much, you’ll end up with a soapy residue on your clothes and, again, you might have to wash them again to get rid of it. Either way, you’re wasting a lot of water!

Trust the label of your detergent! Don’t eyeball amounts because we’re willing to bet you haven’t done as much research on how much you need to use as the companies that make your detergent!

While you’re at it, you might want to try out some fragrance-free detergent that will help eliminate bacteria-related odors form your clothes, as well as the nastiest of stains!

Cleaning Everything All at Once

You, like a lot of other people, probably have a designated cleaning day. That’s all well and good for your timetable. But that just means that all the surfaces you should be cleaning more frequently will be forgotten.

Instead of picking one day a month for deep cleaning, do yourself a favor and pick one or two days of the weak for hot spots such as handles and light switches- surfaces you touch very often and need more frequent scrubbing. Then, when it’s time to deep clean, you’ll have less work to do and your whole house will be spotless without fail!

Don’t forget to stack up on the right products. We recommend multi-purpose cleaners and a variety of cloths and sponges. Once you’re done, clean your sponges in diluted bleach and throw the clothes in the washing machine so that they’re ready for the next use.

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