Get rid of these bad cleaning habits right now and work your way towards a cleaner, healthier home.
Don’t leave your towel or shower curtain bunched up
All crumpled up wet things do is invite mold and mildew into your home. This is an easy habit to break and will reduce laundry and discourage mildew growth. Pull your shower curtain closed each time and install towel racks for simple hanging after each use.
Leaving dirty dishes in the sink
Like the shower curtain or towel, you are just asking for all kinds of trouble if you leave dishes in the sink.
From bacteria to hungry insects, dirty dishes can cause big problems. How much longer would it really take to put those dishes in the dishwasher? Train your family to put dishes in the dishwasher after they are done using them.
Wearing your shoes in the house
Did you know that one simple act of taking your shoes off before you come inside can save you hours of vacuuming? Plus you’ll keep all those germs and bacteria outside. Use your mudroom if you have one as a place to stop and take off your shoes, that will leave your entry uncluttered.
Using harsh cleaners
We do celebrate Earth Day in April after all, so maybe it’s time to commit to using all-natural cleaners.
You can do more harm than good by using cleaners that are toxic for your family or pets, or strip away at cabinet or table finishes.
Waiting to long to clean the house
We get it, you hate cleaning the house, but the longer you wait, the worse it gets. Putting off cleaning is one of the hardest habits to break. But if you and your family can do a little bit each day…spending 20 minutes tidying up, do a load of laundry, or straighten up your bedroom, it will be easier in the long run to clean.