When it comes to cleaning our homes, it’s easy to take all the advice we are offered. After all, we typically want to do a good job and get it done fast! Unfortunately, some commonly-given pieces of advice could actually be SLOWING DOWN your cleaning process!
Don’t fall for false advice
In order to avoid ineffective or complicated cleaning, make sure you steer clear of these four cleaning myths. They may be given as pieces of well-intentioned advice, but they won’t be much help when it comes to ensuring things are spic and span:
- Myth one – Not making your bed is good because it ‘airs it out’. This myth is often given as advice from people who do not like making the bed! In reality, researchers have found that not making the bed has little impact on its overall humidity, whereas making the bed can actually cut down on clutter and is easily incorporated into your routine.
- Myth two – always use furniture polish when you are cleaning wood. Keeping things clean and shiny is important, but you certainly do not need to use polish on wood every time you clean it! Why? Over-frequent polish use can actually impact the quality of the surface, sometimes producing a sticky film which can be hard to remove. You should only use polish occasionally and use a clean cloth otherwise to keep wood surfaces clean.
- Myth three – newspaper is a great streak-free cleaner for glass. Newspaper can actually be more harmful to your glass-cleaning than helpful! Not only is it likely to tear or go soggy if you put liquid cleaner on it, but it is also full of ink which can leak! Stick to paper towels instead, which are designed for cleaning purposes.