If you spend hours cleaning the house, be prepared to spend the extra time on yourself by discovering details that can be ignored…
Cleaning, ironing and washing dishes are both tiring and necessary. However, in trying to keep everything perfectly clean, people sometimes get so caught up in it that they spend too much time working and even messing things up sometimes. Did you know that some household chores can be made much simpler or even skipped altogether? Of course, these can vary depending on different factors, such as how often you clean something, the location of your home, the number of family members living there, and whether there are pets.
1. IRONING OF TULLE AND LINEN
It takes a long time to iron a large fabric such as curtains and when you hang it wet, wrinkles can disappear on their own. So, is it worth spending a lot of time and effort on ironing? There is also a risk of burning the material or leaving yellow stains on it.
Also, there is no need to iron the sheets. You can use a steamer instead. Or you can use water: lay the fabric on the mattress, stretch it a little and sprinkle some water on it. Let the fabric dry. More than enough to deal with wrinkles.
2. WASH WOODEN FLOORING WITH Plenty of Water
Water and wood floors are not best friends. This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t wash the floor at all, just too much water can leave a stain on the surface. And if there are cracks, water can get under the floor and spoil the wood. So, the less water the better. Don’t try to wash every inch of it.
3. CLEANING THE TOILET FREQUENTLY WITH CHLORINED PRODUCTS
If your toilet looks clean and has no visible stains, you don’t need to flush it. It is enough to do it once a week. In fact, the toilet isn’t the dirtiest place in the house: the kitchen sink has much more bacteria than the toilet. Using products containing chlorine can often be dangerous to your health. And be sure not to mix chlorine with other chemicals to avoid serious burns.
4. DUST DUST EVERY DAY
Many people prefer to clean surfaces with an old T-shirt or other piece of fabric. But it is better to clean the dust once a week than to do it every day. First of all, a dry cloth may damage the furniture because there will be minor scratches on the surface. Secondly, the dust will not stay on the fabric, it will get into the air and land somewhere else. To buy some time to clean the shelves inside the cabinets and cabinets, you can put baking parchment on them and replace them every 2 weeks.
5. WIPE THE BATHROOM MIRROR REGULARLY
If there are fingerprints or a few drops of toothpaste on the mirror, it is better to use a wet microfiber towel to remove it. Using special liquids for mirrors too often can damage the surface. Sprinkling the liquid on the mirror is also not a good idea, it is better to lay it on the fabric.
6. CONTINUOUS CLEANING BOOKS
When it comes to bookcase cleaning, we usually just wipe them with a dry towel. But it can damage the books. Books should be cleaned with a soft cloth every 3-4 months with soft movements. It is better to keep books on closed shelves because dust and moisture are bad for paper books.
7. POLISHING STAINLESS STEEL SURFACES
Devices and other things made of stainless steel are a magnet for stains. Any water drop or fingerprint is immediately visible. But don’t clean them too hard. Do not use products containing chlorine or alcohol to clean stainless steel. Surface and color may deteriorate.
8. WASHING THE OVEN TOO FREQUENTLY
If you do not use the oven very often, you do not need to clean it more than once a month. If you frequently use harsh chemicals, they may damage the device. If you do not want to buy special cleaning agents, you can: Heat your oven slightly, pour it with carbonated water and leave it for 1 hour. Then rinse and wipe. It will help you remove both odors and dirt.
9. WIPE THE REFRIGERATOR VERY FREQUENTLY
If there is no stain inside, there is absolutely no need to wash the refrigerator more than once every 3 months. You can cover the shelves with parchment paper to prevent stains. The parchment is not covered with condensed water and is more environmentally friendly. You can put a box of baking soda in a few used tea bags to get rid of bad smells.
10. HAND WASHING OF SENSITIVE FABRICS
Delicate fabrics often need to be hand washed. But if you make it too hard, you will stretch the fabric and ruin it. Soaking such clothes in cold water with detergent for 30 minutes will be easier than washing them by hand. Afterwards, it is sufficient to rinse and dry the clothes that leave their dirt in the water.
11. RUBBING PLASTIC CONTAINERS
It’s not a good idea to rub plastic containers too hard to remove food stains. Cracks and scratches on the surface are perfect places for bacteria. Do not put hot food in them so that the sauces do not stain your containers. The temperatures not only spoil the containers but can also contribute to the introduction of nasty chemicals. In order not to clean the pieces of food by hand, you can put baking paper or foil inside.
12. VACUUMING CARPET TOO MUCH
It is sufficient to clean your carpets with a vacuum cleaner 1-2 times a week. But what do we all do when we see a piece of wool and other garbage? We take out our vacuum cleaners and start them. But few people know that you can easily remove the wool with a wet rubber glove or a special glove for grooming pets. By the way, if there is dirt, powder or blush on the carpet, you should not use a vacuum cleaner to remove it. This may break your device.