Tammy Broccas June 18, 2018
cleaning mistakes

For first-time property owners and renters, nothing can be more exciting than finally moving to their new home. But there is one thing that they won’t look forward to: cleaning their home.

Whether it’s cleaning the house or flat before settling in or including this in their daily and weekly chores, there is nothing fun and thrilling about keeping one’s abode neat and tidy.

As a first-time homeowner or tenant, it is highly likely that you will find the task of residential cleaning challenging. But by avoiding the usual cleaning mistakes below, you will have an easier and less stressful time keeping it in a spotless condition.

1. Using dirty cleaning tools and supplies

Most of the time, buying new cleaning tools and other supplies is not a priority for new homeowners and tenants. They would rather spend money on getting new furniture, appliances, and decorations for their new home. As such, their home cleaning arsenal would just consist of their old cleaning tools and supplies.

But before you use your old rags, sponges, mops, brooms, and vacuum in your new home, make sure they are thoroughly clean. Otherwise, you will never get your home perfectly clean. You will also just spread germs from your old home to your new one.

As such, before using these items, disinfect and rinse your old usable rags and sponges. Clean your mops, brooms, and vacuum carefully as well. By doing so, you will be sure you prevent the spread of bacteria and have a truly spic and span home.

2. Cleaning from the bottom up

If you didn’t do much cleaning before, now is the perfect time for you to know that doing this task systematically will give you better results. This means that you can’t start cleaning one room because it is smaller or contains less furniture thus making it easier to tackle.

A good tip to follow is to start cleaning the highest points or areas such as the ceilings, cabinet tops, and shelves before moving…
 

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