Old cleaning habits are worth changing, if only because they can ruin air quality, harm the environment, and ultimately cause disease and allergies.

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one Old rag

Rags should be washed as often as possible and at high temperatures. And even in this case, they will not be usable for more than a couple of cleanings. Dirt and grease from the stove, polishing wooden furniture — all this somehow leaves traces of grease on the fabric, which are then very difficult to completely remove. Not only is it unhygienic, oily rags, even after washing, can be a potential fire hazard, because they instantly flare up.

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It is better to replace them with disposable wipes and change each time before cleaning, or get microfiber wipes.

2 Dust broom

A popular accessory from the Brazilian TV series has firmly settled in some homes since the 90s. In fact, this down broom does not do any good, it brushes off the dust, but does not remove it. In turn, the dust settles on other planes, and the dirt does not become less. If you want to effectively remove a layer of dust, use a damp cloth or dampen a broom. The more often you dust, the less time you will have to clean.

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3 Vacuum cleaner with dirty filters

The vacuum cleaner itself is a very useful gadget, but if you don’t change the filters in it in time, it can do a lot of harm during the cleaning process. From a dirty filter, dust and dirt particles periodically enter the air and pollute it.

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Cordless vacuum cleaner filters should be cleaned after one or after each cleaning. Usually they are simply washed thoroughly in warm water and dried, and then returned to their place. For conventional vacuum cleaners, they are simply changed.

four Universal potent chemistry

Buying one product for all surfaces is economical, but not right. For example, in a children’s room, you need a special hypoallergenic soft cleaning agent. Washing kitchen surfaces with strong chemicals is also wrong — particles of the cleaning agent can get on food, and with them into the body, and cause poisoning. For the bathroom, on the contrary, cleaning products are chosen more aggressive.

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5 Chlorine-containing products

Cleaning with bleach is unnecessarily dangerous. If you do not work properly with this tool, you can get a burn of the respiratory tract or poisoning with toxic substances. Yes, it disinfects surfaces well, but today there are many other, safer ways to get rid of germs.

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6 Dish sponge

A dish sponge is generally recognized as one of the dirtiest accessories in the house. Entire colonies of dangerous bacteria constantly live on it. That is why sponges must not only be changed frequently, but also allocated for each zone, so that bacteria at least will not roam from one room to another. It is recommended to have a separate sponge for the oven and hob, for the bathroom, toilet, for the kitchen table. You can clean the accessory after cleaning with laundry soap or using vinegar.

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