Many homeowners feel that an all purpose cleaner is good for the whole house. In the midst of trying to hurry up and clean the house, did you know during the process of cleaning you could be making mistakes?
According to an article at EzineArticles.com, “Common House Cleaning Mistakes”
“Everyone wants a beautiful and clean home. While the cleaning process is easy, many people make many mistakes. This gives your home a bad look. The mistakes also make the cleaning process more difficult. Here are some of the common home cleaning mistakes that you might be making:
Waiting for too long
It’s common for people to postpone cleaning. For example, when there are food or drink spills its common for people to say that they will clean them later. You should note that when you leave the spills to stand for long, stains develop which become very difficult to remove.
You should avoid staining by cleaning the spills as soon as possible. For example, if there are spills in your oven you should remove them almost immediately. By doing this you will not only protect your oven from developing stains, you will also make your cleaning work easy in the future.
Trying to clean everything at once
Many people set Saturdays as cleaning days. During these days they try to clean everything from the floor to the ceiling. While you will achieve success, the results won’t be as effective as when you would have dedicated a given area a specific cleaning day. You also tend to get very tired when you do this.
The effective way of handling this is having a schedule. For example, you can clean windows and doors one Saturday, another Saturday clean the roof, another remove cobwebs and so on. When you do this you will concentrate on the task at hand thus achieve almost perfect results?
Using “all purpose” products on all surfaces
You must have been using “all purpose” cleaners on all surfaces thinking that it’s fine to do it, right? Doing so is wrong. While you will save some money, you will be damaging your surfaces.
The best way of going about it is buying a product that is intended for the specific purpose. For example, if you want to clean a granite surface you should buy a product that is designed for granite surfaces.” To read the entire article click here.