Many of us learned our spring cleaning habits growing up. Like other home remedies, for every spring cleaning tip that has served us well over the years is another one that is all smoke-and-mirrors. Here are some common spring cleaning myths and mistakes that either don't get things cleaned as they should or waste valuable time that could be spent on other areas of your home:
The Surface Cleaning MythsA big chunk of spring cleaning is putting your weekly or monthly cleaning schedule on steroids: After vacuuming, you also steam clean. After sweeping, you also mop the floors. You move furniture and refrigerators. You dust edges and corners. You really do a number. So, here are some common myths and mistakes associated with this super-cleaning.
The Home Maintenance MythsAfter cleaning each nook and cranny, home maintenance is the other side of spring cleaning. Unfortunately, it's too often the neglected side. From changing the air filters on your A/C to pressure washing your siding, this is far from a complete list. Still, be sure to watch out for these common spring cleaning myths and mistakesý.
The Biggest Mistake of AllNot keeping your priorities straight is the overarching mistake homeowners make. Specifically, caring more about things appearing clean than actually being clean is at the heart of many spring cleaning myths. From reducing the risk of infection and other health hazards to increasing the life expectancy of your home furnishings, having a clear understanding and methodology for your spring cleaning is critical to maintaining a healthy home. And this is spring cleaning we're talking about, so do it right.
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