There is endless house cleaning topics to discuss, from towels to products…..vacuums..how to clean[blank] I could totally go on. But recently I came across another interesting topic on Pinterest- facts about cleaning your house!
I figured I would share 10 of the most interesting ones I came across, because who doesn’t like some fun fact trivia?!
1.The kitchen and the bathroom are the 2 most high traffic areas in a home, and kitchen sinks are the dirtiest.
Food particles that sit along with germ transfer while cooking create a breeding ground for bacteria. Disinfect your kitchen sink at least once a day and don’t miss the faucet! Bathroom toilets should be cleaned every day using a product along with a toilet brush.
2. Spray and let sit
Stuck on grime and food wipes/scrubs off a lot easier if you spray and let soak. This ensures the cleaner has a chance to do it’s job. My stove top, oven, tub/shower door, counters and toilets are the main things I spray my product on and let soak. I like to let the product soak for at least five minutes(dirt and grime are easier to wipe off) but you can let it sit for at the least a minute and be just fine.
3. Cleaning vs Disinfecting: The difference
Cleaning and disinfecting are two entirely different things. Cleaning is the action of removing dirt, while disinfecting is defined as destroying or preventing the growth of disease-carrying microorganisms. Remember that disinfecting everything too much can actually lower your defenses against germs and viruses.
4. Shower door build up-There is a natural way to remove it!
Buildup on shower doors: Wipe with lemon oil. Removes buildup and keeps doors protected longer from future buildup.
5. Almost half of cohabiting couples argue about cleaning.
What do they argue about?
27% argue about WHO should clean
24% argue about how OFTEN
17% argue about HOW to clean something
34% argue about other cleaning issues like products and equipment
6. “Green” house cleaning on the rise
Sales of eco-cleaners went from $303 million in 2007 to $640 million in 2011, according to Packaged Facts.
7. You can put more than just dishes in the dishwasher
Separate from the dishes, of course, you can put toys, toothbrushes, combs, and sponges in the dishwasher to sanitize.
8. Ice cubes and your garbage disposal
Once a month or so, dump a dozen ice cubes in your garbage disposal. This sharpens the blades and eliminates any trapped grease.
9. Smelly vacuums
If your vacuum is starting to smell a little musty, drop some citrus or peppermint essential oil mixed with isopropyl in the canister and on the filters.
10. The most disturbing fact
To me, the most disgusting fact about cleaning was learning what dust is compiled of.
Dust in the home is a particle composed of 80% human skin cells along with fibers from clothes and bedding… along with outside particles like soil. Dust can irritate allergies and asthma. So make sure you stay on top of dusting!
Did you know some of these common cleaning facts? There is so much more information to follow up on about house cleaning. I recommend Pinterest to get all the best cleaning facts and tips! Happy Learning 🙂