Here are some tips to help you become a pro at keeping your home squeaky clean:
-Feather dusters are great for dusting away the fluff. But did you know that these fluffy things actually spread the dust more instead of getting rid of it. Consider using a vacuum cleaner or even a moist microfiber cloth to get rid of the dust.
-While bleach is good as a disinfectant, it’s not really a cleaner. You can clean your bathroom with a commercial household cleaner, and then wipe down with a diluted bleach solution to get rid of any remaining germs. The bleach needs to stay on the surface for about 10 minutes to get rid of germs effectively.
-Some would have you believe that mops just spread the dirt around the house. While this is partially true for traditional cotton mops, the new-gen high quality microfiber mops are a different story altogether. This material holds onto the dust it gathers and actually clears dirt off your floor.
-While there is a myth going around that too much vacuuming can spoil the carpet, the reverse is actually true. Leaving the dirt in the carpet will allow it to sink to the base, causing it to start decomposing and encourages the growth of germs and dust mites. So it’s fine to vacuum your carpets more than twice a week.
-Do you really need so many specialized cleaning products as your TV commercials suggest? No, just a couple will do, along with some high-quality microfiber cloths. Go for an all-purpose tough cleanser along with a milder version of the same.
-While polishing is a great way to get your furniture to shine, it unfortunately does contain many chemicals that permeate into the indoor air and cause pollution. A better way would be to just wipe with a microfiber cloth that will pick up the dust and keep your furniture clean.
-Your home’s indoor air is full of pollutants that can come from cooking fumes, air fresheners, cleaning agents, pollen or pet dander. Keeping your windows close further worsens this pollution. Opening windows to let the fresh air in can improve the situation. The ‘Under the Sun’ villas in Bangalore are located in an orchard with the promise of unpolluted fresh air at all times.