TOP 6 HOUSE CLEANING MYTHS!
Bleach only disinfect surfaces and whiten stains, it DOESN'T clean dirt/grime from surfaces. There is a misconception that germ free = cleans. Use bleach when your need to whiten your shirt or rinse away bacteria from your germ infected toilet, however, if you’re trying to remove the grit and grime from your toilet bowl, sink or bathtub, you’ll need an actual cleaning product with texture. One good cleaning product with texture is baking soda.
Newspaper is the best material to clean glass surfaces
In the past, newspaper were made from papers & inks. This combination will indeed leave glass surfaces streak-free. However modern newspapers are not made from 100% paper and ink anymore, therefore it is more efficient to use glass/window cleaner with a microfiber cloth & squeegee.
Dusting with feather duster
Feather duster only spread the dust to another location and do not absorb/remove dust. Damp cloth or vacuum cleaner works much better than a feather duster to remove dust.
Smells good = clean
Air freshener is a misleading item in cleaning industry. Human tends to associate fresh/good smell to clean environment. Air fresheners only make your environment smells better for a period of time. It does not remove dirt & germs as compared to actual cleaning. If you want your environment to be clean, you will have to do the dirty work by cleaning it.
There is nothing the vinegar cannot clean
Yes we understand there is a cult swearing the usefulness of vinegar in household cleaning. Vinegar's natural and organic way of cleaning is fabulous and inexpensive. However care need to be taken when using vinegar. Vinegar should not be used for cleaning flooring with wax, stone finishing, marble & hardwood. It may cause the above surfaces to lose their shine.
Cold water wash is good for your laundry
Yes, cold wash reduces utilities bill and works better in stain removal washing. However it is advisable to wash jeans, man-made fibers, knits and white clothing in warm water to preserve and prevent damages.
Author: Tiffany Goh, Art of Cleaning Pte Ltd
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