5 Common Cleaning Mistakes and How to Fix Them

We all love a clean house, and sometimes it can feel as if no matter how hard we work, little cleaning tasks are still waiting to be done.

Did you know, though, that there are common mistakes made when it comes to cleaning that can make your cleaning work much harder than it should be?

It’s true, and that’s why we’re sharing the five most common cleaning mistakes, and how you can fix them!

1. Not Letting the Cleaner Sit

When you’re in a hurry, the spray and wipe method might seem ideal, but 99.99% of the time, it’s not an effective way to get the area clean.

Whether you want to disinfect or remove grease, each cleaning agent is different.

Take a look at the back of the cleaning product to see the recommended time for the cleaner you’re using to sit, in order for to be really effective.

2. Trying to Do Everything All At Once

Trying to tackle a big mess all at once can lead to you feeling overwhelmed and unproductive, so we recommend that you create a cleaning schedule.

In a previous blog post, 5 Quick Cleaning Tips For A Busy Life, we share five quick cleaning tips that you can use to find a happy balance once again.

3. Washing Your Windows When the Sun is Out

You feel the warmth from the sun, with possibly a cooling breeze, and it puts you in the perfect mood to clean your house.

However, unfortunately, when it comes to your windows they aren’t going to turn out how you wanted if you clean them while the sun’s rays are in full force.

The reason for that is that the heat makes the cleaner evaporate quickly, resulting in streaks forming on your windows.

We recommend saving this task for an overcast day or early morning to ensure your windows are streak-free.

4. Cleaning from The Bottom Up

When you clean from the bottom up, you will find yourself inadvertently getting the area you just cleaned dirty again.

By subtly switching your methods and cleaning from top to bottom, you will ensure that you don’t get dirt or dust on your newly cleaned area – helping to save you time and energy and feelings of frustration.

5. Keeping Your Sponges for Months

Do you remember the last time you got a new sponge?

If not, it’s probably time for a new one!

Keeping a kitchen sponge longer than a week or two,  at most, can easily get it to being one of the dirtiest and germiest items in your home.

To help prevent the spread of bacteria throughout your home, put your sponge in the microwave for a minute every day and throw it away every week, or two  at most!

Get Professional Help Today

Keeping your home clean takes time and energy, but don’t worry because Diamond Maids can help.

If you’re interested in a professional cleaning service to help keep your home spotless, then please feel free to contact us at any time!