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one Wash floors first
The correct order to follow is to dry clean first, and then only wet. If you start by washing the floors, you will have to clean them again later. When you wipe the dust, dismantle the shelves, then debris particles fly down. Even if you do it very carefully, there will still be dirt on the floor.
Therefore, you should first wipe the dust from all surfaces, then move on to cleaning other areas, such as windows and window sills, and only after that proceed to mopping.
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2 Do not wear gloves when cleaning
We don’t always wear gloves when cleaning. Sometimes it seems that the process will not take much time, so the product will not have time to harm the skin of the hands. However, it is not. Even slight contact with chemicals affects the skin. Always wear gloves when cleaning surfaces with active ingredients. You can even use budget plastic ones, as long as they completely cover your hands. So you will definitely protect yourself from strong irritations.
3 Use a sponge for everything in the kitchen
If you are used to washing dishes and cutting boards with a sponge, and then immediately wiping the countertop, table, and sometimes the floor with it, then this is a serious mistake. The fact is that a lot of harmful bacteria accumulate on the sponge. Therefore, you can’t use it for everything, otherwise you will smash them all over the kitchen.
It is better to purchase a special cleaning accessory for each surface. For example, for a table and countertops, you can use a microfiber cloth or regular paper towels. For washing, allocate a separate sponge and store it, for example, in a cabinet under the sink. And wipe the floor only with a floor cloth.
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four Postpone cleaning until the weekend
Think about it, how often do you schedule cleaning for a particular day and then come home tired and put it off? If you do this all the time, then this is a big mistake, as there is more and more dirt in the apartment: dishes are accumulating in the sink, clothes have been waiting for washing in the laundry box for a long time, and things are scattered in the room.
To avoid the feeling that you live in a cluttered space, allocate 10-20 minutes every day. For example, disassembling a dishwasher and laying dirty dishes will not take you more than 5 minutes. But in the sink there will be no mountain of unwashed utensils. The same goes for other household chores.
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5 Add detergent to the eye
Sometimes we are too lazy to measure the right amount of the product and we add it by eye. However, this is a bad habit. The instructions for the gel or powder always indicate the right amount, adjustments are made for the size of the washing machine drum, and instructions are given for how much product is needed for severe contamination. If you add it less than necessary, nothing bad will happen, but the laundry may not be completely washed. And if, on the contrary, you overdo it, then whitish stains from an excess of funds will remain on the clothes. In this case, you will have to wash the laundry.
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6 Perform surface cleaning of carpet
It is not enough just to vacuum the carpet, as the technique removes only superficial dirt. Often, crumbs, hair and animal hair that penetrate deep into the pile are not cleaned with a vacuum cleaner. In addition, with such cleaning, the pile is even more crushed and loses its volume. Therefore, make it a rule to comb the carpet with a clothes brush at least once a month. It will remove the hair and also lift the pile. After cleaning, you can go over the carpet with a vacuum cleaner to remove any remaining dirt.
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7 Use wet wipes
If you are used to cleaning surfaces with all-purpose wet wipes, you may have noticed that they leave streaks and a cloudy film behind. This is due to the fact that various moisturizing and nourishing ingredients are added to their composition, which should take care of the skin. In addition, such napkins do not wipe dust very well and cope with ingrained dirt. If you like this method of cleaning, then you should purchase special wet wipes from the hardware store. They are impregnated with a cleaning compound that will quickly cope with pollution.
eight Apply directly to the surface
The habit of spraying cleaner directly on the surface will not lead to anything good. Firstly, this way you will not be able to control the amount of funds. Due to excess liquid, streaks and stickiness may remain. And it will take longer to remove it with water. Secondly, in this way it is possible to spoil some surfaces. For example, when cleaning kitchen fronts and other furniture, the cleaning agent must not be allowed to soak in. Therefore, it is better to first apply all formulations on a napkin, and then wipe the surfaces with it. So you save yourself from unnecessary actions and damage to furniture.
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