We can often think that during our regular cleaning routine we go through every possible place and corner to make our home not only clean, but also healthy and hygienic.
The company’s survey, which examined our cleaning habits with the help of more than 10,000 participants in 10 countries around the world, reached surprising results. For example, one in three people only cleans when they notice visible dust on their floors. And it also turned out that there are many points in our home that we tend to slip over during cleaning. These points have been collected by the experts, helping to ensure that nothing is left off the cleaning list next time.
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Of course, it is not necessary to move shelves or wash curtains every week, but if we keep these places in mind, we can do much more effectively to keep our home clean and to create a pleasant, hygienic environment.
- Let’s look above our heads too! The survey found that 88% of respondents worldwide do not pay attention to ceiling cleaning. Different corners create an ideal environment for spider webs, and dust can stick to the entire surface of the ceiling. The most practical tool for cleaning this area is vacuuming. If possible, use tools – such as the crevice tool of our vacuum cleaner – that make it easier to reach hard-to-reach corners.
- Don’t leave out the mattresses either! Worldwide, 72% said that they forget to clean the mattress – but we shouldn’t do that, because mattresses serve as an ideal habitat for house dust mites. There can be millions of dust mites in a single mattress, and each mite produces about 20 particles of feces per day. Our body responds to this with an allergic reaction. A well-chosen vacuum cleaner and washing bed linen and blankets at high temperatures can also be of great help during mattress cleaning.
- Not only light comes from the lamp. Dust can easily accumulate in lampshades and lamps – however, 91% of those surveyed forgot to clean them. However, there is more to it than that, because the dust can “burn” on the heated light bulbs, causing unpleasant odors, and it can start to circulate in the air of the room, stirred up by the warm air around the light bulbs. When cleaning lamps, always make sure not to use a wet cloth near power sources.
- It’s not just the windows that need attention. 84% of those surveyed stated that they tend to forget to clean curtains and blinds. Curtains, like other home textiles, are ideal habitats for dust mites, which cause allergic reactions in many people, and a large amount of dust can easily settle in the gaps of blinds, so be sure to keep this area in mind when cleaning. If you don’t want to wash curtains too often, a light, cordless vacuum cleaner can be a great alternative – it allows you to reach higher, and special heads, such as a soft bristle head, can easily reach the crevices of the blind.
- For many people, shelf cleaning can also be omitted. Perhaps it is surprising, but 89% of the respondents also tend to neglect cleaning the shelves. It is important to remember that if we don’t want to give ourselves an extra task, we always start from the top, for example using a wet cloth – this is necessary to “catch” the airborne dust. If it is not a wall-mounted shelf, but a standing shelf, then sometimes move it from its place and thoroughly clean underneath it as well. At the same time, we can also check whether the wall behind the piece of furniture is possibly moldy.
How often and with what should we clean?
Vacuuming is a practical and quick way to keep your home clean, but it is much more difficult to answer the question of why you “need” to clean your device so often. There may not be a universal answer to this question that applies to all households. Most people agree that it is worth vacuuming at least once a week in an average household. Of course, this can be modified by many things: if there is a pet living in the household that sheds its fur, or if there is a person with allergies, then daily vacuuming is recommended. Different households will have different answers to the why question.
However, what can be said for sure is that if possible, choose a device with a multi-level, closed filter system, so that what you absorb stays inside. It can also be a great relief if the vacuum cleaner works wirelessly, so it is much easier to reach hidden corners and higher places. And if you want to use your device, for example, to clean a mattress or to keep your car clean, then choose a model that has special heads designed for these tasks, Dyson experts advise.
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Source: Napidoktor by napidoktor.hu.
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