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The 15 Most Common Cleaning Mistakes (Part Two)

Posted on May 11, 2013 by in Cleaning Advice | 0 comments

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Previously, we mentioned 5 cleaning mistakes people often make and how to avoid them. Now we continue with the rest. 

6. Cold cleaning

Good housekeepers are aware of the fact, a warm oven is much easier to clean, than a cold one. Remember this tip and use it to your advantage. When cleaning your oven, warm it for 10 minutes on 200 degrees first, and then start with the scrubbing.

oven cleaning

7. Using things you don’t need

Let us say it one more time – you don’t have to spend money on commercial solutions. Substitute them with stuff you already have at home - liquid soap, baking soda, white vinegar.

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8. Stain scrubbing

Stains must be blotted, not scrubbed. Otherwise you will set the spot even deeper in the fabric and probably make it permanent. Change your way of action and blot on a fresh stain, to avoid ingraining it further.

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9. Mixing toxic cleaners

Some things  like oil and water can not be mixed. The same rule applies for ammonia and bleach, hydrogen peroxide and vinegar, and others. Attention! Combining those cleaners can be harmful for your skin, eyes and lungs. You can find all the recipes for green home made cleaners here and all over the Internet. So, do your research before mixing different cleaning solutions.

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10. Cleaning in closed spaces

Most of the commercial cleaners are harmful when inhaled, so keep that in mind. Especially if you have kids and pets in your home. Keep the place you will be cleaning well ventilated by opening windows and doors always when possible. No wonder expert cleaners wear protection masks and equipment when doing their job. Do it the right way to avoid any regrets after.

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Don’t forget to stay tuned for our last portion of the most common cleaning mistakes and how to avoid them.

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