It’s time to change these bad habits, so you can have a cleaner house sooner. Here’s a simple way to get started: Choose one or two undesirable cleaning behaviors to alter each week. Soon, your house will be cleaner, and you’ll have more time to do the things you like!
Allowing Paper Clutter to Build Up is a Bad Idea
Even with internet banking and billing, we still have a mound of paper in our homes. Magazines, newspapers, school papers and projects all seem to accumulate. Please don’t let this happen. Set aside a location at the front door for all mail, magazines, and paper forms, and have a shredder or recycling can nearby. Sort through your papers and throw them at least once a week. Keep critical documents, such as tax receipts, in a safe place.
Dishes that Have Been Left in the Sink
How much longer would it take to put that soiled glass in the dishwasher rather than in the sink? Dishes left in the sink serve as a breeding ground for germs and a feast for hungry insects. Everyone in the family should be taught to either put the dishes in the dishwasher or wash them right away.
Leaving Wet Towels and Shower Curtains Clumped Together
Want to spend less time washing mildew off bathroom surfaces and less time in the laundry room? Wet shower curtains and wet towels should not be left in a heap on the floor. One of the easiest negative habits to break is this. The shower curtain will dry faster and prevent mildew formation if it is closed after each use. You’ll get a second or third usage out of damp towels if you hang them to dry, and your laundry loads will be lighter.
Using an Excessive Amount of Cleaning Product
If a little bit of a cleaning product works, isn’t it reasonable to assume that more would work better and faster? Right? That is not the case. Using too much cleaning product or laundry detergent might have the opposite effect. If an excess cleaning agent is not entirely washed away, the residue acts as a dirt magnet, attracting dirt and trapping it. That is why you should always follow the guidelines and use the appropriate quantity, if not slightly less. The additional product and the water used to rinse it away are a waste of time and money.