For the lucky few, cleaning is an enjoyable pastime. However, for many of us, it's an unenjoyable necessity that we do because we have to.
Yet there are some simple steps that can help to cut the more common mistakes you could be making, and instead, makes it a bit of an easier process.
1. Start vacuuming
Vacuuming is a great way to make your home feel clean, and subsequently, is the first thing many of us opt to do. Yet, it should actually be left until last. Once you've tidied, cleared away and dusted, dust particles will have been scatted all over the floor. Even if you've already vacuumed, you'll still have to do it all over again, meaning you’ll have essentially wasted your time at the start.
2. Say no to chemical cleaners
Many of us have chemical cleaning products hiding beneath our kitchen sinks. However, using these can have an adverse impact, resulting in health problems that can irritate the skin and with it, exacerbate allergies and breathing problems.
Yet there's no need to use these when there are clever cleaning options, which only require water and clever superior fibre technology. Enter, the e-cloth. It's capable of cleaning and removing 99 per cent of bacteria around the home with just a single wipe.
3. Room by room cleaning
If you're tackling each room individually, it will only increase your cleaning time, and makes you feel like it's a never ending job. This means you end up feeling annoyed with the cleaning or even start to skip certain jobs. Instead of this, take on a job by job approach, instead of room by room.
For instance, get the duster out and clean the entire house, instead of dusting a single room. Similarly, don't just vacuum one room, but every room. If you’re planning to clean one window, do all of them. Use this approach to finish quicker, so you won't be cleaning continuously either.
4. Bin bacteria wars
Where does all your rubbish go? What normally gets overlooked when you're cleaning? That's right, the bin! Whether it's the kitchen, bathroom or living room bin, you should make sure you clean and rinse them out on a regular basis – in fact, the kitchen bin should actually get a quick wipe each day. A solution of white wine vinegar that's mixed with water can be rinsed out and wiped down with a cloth.
5. Dirty dish(clothes)
Have you ever wiped down your worktop, only to leave the cloth on the side of the sink? Then picked it up to start wiping the surface down again? Dishcloths can harbour millions of bacteria and have six times as much bacteria as a toilet handle. In fact, a study has found six out of 10 cloths will have harmful bacteria in, which can lead to stomach upsets and in some cases, can even be fatal.
Make sure you rinse your dishcloths straight away and wash them on a high temperature in the washing machine too.
Information courtesy of e-cloth