Myth Busting About Cleaning
Do you use these traditional things for cleaning? You may need to switch things up!
Bleach – although we associate the smell of bleach with clean, bleach doesn’t really clean at all. It does disinfect, kill germs, and can whiten stains, but it doesn’t clean dirt and grime. So, if you’re trying remove the grit from your bathtub, you’ll need an actual cleaning product.
Newspaper to clean windows – At one time, newspapers were made of papers and ink that left mirrors and glasses streak-free. Today, it’s made from different materials that leave streaks on your mirrors. Try using rubbing alcohol, or a glass cleaner with a microfibre cloth.
Feather dusters – They actually spread the dust around. Instead, use your vacuum with a nozzle attachment, or a damp cloth.
Fragrant scents equal clean – When a product is labelled ‘fresh laundry’ or ‘clean spring air”, it may smell good, but doesn’t do much when it comes to actually removing dirt, stains, and germs.
You should wash all clothes in cold water – Most laundry can be washed in cold water, but some things; like whites, should be washed on ‘hot’, and man-made fibres, knits, and jeans should be washed on ‘warm’.
Cleaning solutions act instantly – You shouldn’t expect to spray a product and instantly see a perfectly clean, spotless surface. After applying a cleaning solution, let it soak. You usually need to add a bit of elbow grease too.