Before embarking on a great spring cleaning, discover what are the 6 received ideas we have about the household!
Spring is finally back! The brightness, the rise in temperatures or the return of the green that accompany this period, often associated with renewal, have a positive or even euphoric effect on our mood. This is the perfect time to roll up your sleeves and submit your home to a great clean ! But before you start, quickly discover what are the misconceptions we have about the household.
1. When it smells good, it’s clean!
It’s wrong ! The smell of lavender and pine needles is often associated with that of the clean. We are sorry to disappoint you: the clean does not smell ! The perfume sometimes masks the real problem. Relying solely on smell and visuals is not enough to determine whether an object or room is really clean.
Our tip: Feel free to touch your items! Since you do not see any more dirt and the cleaned area is no longer sticky or dusty: it’s clean!
2. What is the point of washing the dishwasher? He cleans himself!
It’s wrong! The inside of a dishwasher should be cleaned every
Our advice: Pour white vinegar into a cup and start a wash cycle at maximum temperature without putting dishes in it .
3. Bacteria die in the freezer
It’s wrong ! Bacteria still live despite -18 degrees: they can not reproduce anymore. As soon as the food in the freezer starts to thaw, the bacteria begin to multiply again.
4. Wearing gloves is more hygienic than washing your hands
It’s wrong ! Cleaning gloves protect your hands from dirt and detergents. If you sweat or if water gets into the gloves, a wet environment is created and they become a perfect area for bacteria!
Our tip: After cleaning, hang your gloves upside down. Sprinkle with flour before putting them back. This helps absorb moisture immediately.
5. The more soap, the more clean it is
It’s wrong ! Soap has certain side effects that are often ignored. Soap and detergent can stimulate bacteria growth if you do not rinse your hands, dishes or clothes properly after washing them.
Tip: The recommended quantity is indicated on the packaging. If you use this indication, the cleaning product is more efficient and it is also better for the environment!
6. The toilet is the dirtiest place in the house
It’s wrong ! Because of its image, the toilets are very often cleaned and are therefore very often clean. In addition, the bacteria do not succeed to nest there because of the bowl, often smooth.
Tip: Focus your energy during spring cleaning on areas that are often affected, but barely cleaned, such as door handles or switches.
A little white vinegar on a microfiber cloth is enough!