Maintaining a clean home ensures that health is fortified by keeping diseases at bay. Home cleaning takes dedication and sufficient knowledge to undertake it successfully. There are lots of guides on the inter-webs that give guidelines, some credible and others not. In this article, we look at some of the most overlooked home cleaning tips to get you up and running with the trade.
Pointers for home cleaning
Use of antiseptic
Most people make use of antiseptic soaps to wash their bodies and in some cases their bathroom. The rest of the rooms are usually vacuum cleaned or washed with plain water. What is often overlooked is the need to use the same antiseptics when cleaning the entire house. With germs all over the house, from dust-mites to bacteria on things that we touch, it is advisable to clean the whole home with antiseptic soaps to ensure that the home is clean and safe for everyone.
Towels are imperative as they help us dry our bodies after taking a shower. Something that many people do is reuse the towels while they are still wet. When you use a towel, it soaks the water on your body, creating a breeding ground for bacteria, moat of which are harmful. A general rule is to have two or more towels and use them is shifts. If only one is available, the logic tan ordinary is to hang it in the open to make sure that all the water is drained before the next use.
Using the same beddings for a longer period encourages the encroachment of bugs such as bedbugs. When you do not regularly change the linens, it means that the bugs have a consistent environment where they can lay eggs and reproduce at an exponential level. Therefore it is important to change beddings constantly, and most crucial is to wash them regularly and dry in sunlight to make sure all bugs are killed.
In most homes, dirty dishes are left and washed the following day. This is particularly true for utensils used during dinner. Occurring mostly in developing nations, due to the lack of dishwashers, people feel lazy to wash the utensils. By leaving them dirty throughout the night, it encourages rodents and insects to particularly like the house as they leak and eat the scraps on the dirty utensils. It is advised to wash all utensils before retiring to bed.