Squeezing different cleaning tasks around the house in our daily busy scheduler can be a real challenge. In that regard, you must be intelligent about your regular cleaning. In case you haven’t noticed, most people, including yourself, have the habit of cleaning certain things too often than they need.
Not only does that kill your valuable time, you might feel demotivated thinking you are not getting from the cleaning duties. Below, I have mentioned six possible things that don’t require deep cleaning as often as you might think.
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If you have wooden furniture at home, it’s normal to want them shining all the time. However, have you ever considered the toll those chemical cleaners take on the wood? Not only can it damage the wood surface, it can also further result in dust attraction. So, to clean your wooden furniture, just wiping them with cloths every few days is enough.
The rule of thumb for carpet cleaning is to clean it by a professional cleaner every few years. You can also dust or vacuum the carpet regularly to keep it dust-free. However, the problem starts when you frequently use harsh chemicals or shampoo for cleaning. These cleaners have different negative impacts, including damaging the carpet backing, attracting dust easily, and causing mold and mildew.
Curtains typically draw a lot of dust due to their positioning by the doors and windows, But that doesn’t mean you have to clean them thoroughly now and then with liquid cleaners. In the long run, that can harm the curtains. If you are worried about the dust buildup, vacuum or dust the curtains regularly. Otherwise, a dry clean every year is enough to keep the curtains clean.
Unlike your kid, the bath toys used while bathing doesn’t need frequent cleaning. If the toys are clean enough and thoroughly cleaned once every month, you are all set to go. After that, you can use white vinegar with warm water and clean the toys. Otherwise, just a good rinse and dry of the toys properly should do the job.
Bathroom mirrors go through a lot of humidity already. On top of that, if you keep using liquid cleaners to clean your mirrors regularly, it can damage the backing of the mirror. If you think your mirror has water spots on it, wipe it down with a wet cloth. Otherwise, you don’t have to regularly clean the mirrors with glass cleaners.
I know many people who pre-washes their dishes, assuming it’ll result in a cleaner and shinier cleaning result. But in reality, it’s not true at all. Instead, what pre-washing does is waste a ton of water. Moreover, most dishwasher has a sensor to determine the amount of mess on the plate. So if you pre-wash the dish and clean that mess, you won’t get through cleaning from the dishwasher as it won’t sense anything on the dishes, and the wash cycle will get relatively shorter.