STOP Making These Common Cleaning Mistakes!

I haven’t always been a cleaning expert, in fact, when I first started in this business I made my fair share of cleaning blunders. This week I’m going to review some of the worst mistakes that are costing you time and money.

even if you love to clean you probably

don’t want to spend all day doing it and

if you’re making mistakes while you’re

cleaning well that’s even more

frustrating and just because I am a

cleaning expert does not mean that I did

not make mistakes before I got into all

of this cleaning stuff and those

mistakes were frustrating and they were

time-consuming and expensive and if I

can save you any of that hassle I’m

definitely going to do it so this week

I’m going to tell you seven cleaning

mistakes that you might be making I’m

going to show you how to fix them and

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time when you clean when I’m reading

about cleaning or researching the topic

and guys I spend way too much time doing

that way more than I’d like to I see

cleaning and disinfecting often used

interchangeably you know use cleaning

here use disinfecting there it all kind

of means the same thing doesn’t it no it

does not cleaning disinfecting totally

different things let me break it on down

cleaning is literally cleaning a surface

lifting dirt off the surface and leaving

it shiny and clean underneath

disinfecting is what happens after you

remove all of that dirt and then kill

any bacteria that’s remaining on the

surface now a lot of people think oh if

I use a disinfectant it will just clean

and disinfect the surface and there’s a

lot of information about this particular

thing I actually made a video about it a

while back a link it down below another

myth is that a lot of people think I’ll

just use bleach to clean my shower and

that will clean it well bleach isn’t

actually a cleaner bleach is technically

a disinfectant but it will leave your

services any cleaner so make sure that

if you’re cleaning something you’re

cleaning it and if you’re disinfecting

something you’re disinfecting it be

purposeful and use the right products

tools and techniques strictly my opinion

here but vacuuming is like the worst

cleaning task and I try to avoid it as

much as I can which is why I always

vacuum at the end but a lot of people

vacuum first and then they clean and the

truth is that’s a mistake

you got a vacuum at the end of the

because we always work from the top to

the bottom dust of course falls from

here down here Oh like this so it’s

really important to make sure that once

you’ve done all your cleaning that’s

when you’re cleaning the floor so you’re

vacuuming and then you’re mopping now

some people like to vacuum before they

start cleaning and then vacuum again at

the end and this is a great technique

especially if you have pet like me so

I’ll do a quick cursory vacuum then I do

the cleaning and then I vacuum again at

the end and what that does is it helps

remove some of that pet hair that might

be floating around the line cleaning

settling on other services basically

driving me crazy and making me sneeze so

that’s the only time you want to double

it up otherwise vacuum at the end I see

a lot of comments and emails come in

from people who say Melissa I don’t even

know where to start cleaning my place is

so messy and I know that feeling that

overwhelm like where do I even start

and the thing is @cleanmyspace I’m

really big on our three wave system

because wave one is all about

decluttering so the idea here is to

avoid that overwhelm declutter first

tidy your space first and then clean you

can’t clean around things that is insane

you’re never going to have a clean space

so if you’re feeling overwhelmed

don’t try to clean the clutter first

tidy up get rid of garbage and then you

can actually start cleaning when I walk

into a public bathroom and it smells

like flowers or fruit or something

artificial but sweet and it looks

disgusting well you’re not fooling me I

know that bathroom is dirty and you’re

just trying to make it feel clean

because you have a lot of air fresheners

and a lot of people do this they will

not really clean something they just

sort of spray a product that smells

clean and that’s kind of clean enough

well it’s not if something smells don’t

just spray a product on there to make it

clean you actually have to find the

source of that odor clean it remove the

odor and then it won’t smell anymore and

if you really like the smell of

something for example pine or lemon or

something else you can always diffuse an

essential oil or find an

other way to bring that sense into your

home afterward you don’t need to use a

lot of product to cover something up the

truth is if something is clean it

shouldn’t smell I’ve learned a lot about

cleaning since starting my cleaning

service 11 years ago and I’ve trained a

lot of people and have observed a lot of

people clean a lot of people make this

one mistake and it is super frustrating

but really easy to fix and that is they

use more products because they think

more is better and in most cases it is I

mean more chocolate more diamonds more

champagne more vacations all that stuff

is great more cleaning product is not

good and there’s a few reasons why first

of all if you use too much of it you

actually create a stickiness on the

surface that you clean a residue and

that attracts more dirt and then you

have to clean more frequently and it

also feels disgusting and secondly

you’re just wasting product it’s costing

you more money and you’re using way more

than you absolutely need to remember

you’ll need a little bit of product to

lift up dirt off the surface so only use

what you absolutely need to and if you

use the right amount you shouldn’t even

have to do a rinse afterward just

because you use the washing machine to

wash things doesn’t mean that it washes

itself and this is a mistake that a lot

of people make when they think about

their appliances that clean even your

dishwasher falls into this category just

because it cleans something else does

not mean that it cleans itself so that’s

a little falsity that some people forget

about and in fact if you give your

machine a quick inspection you smell it

you kind of look at it you’ll notice it

might smell a little dingy it might look

a little gross you might see some

buildup in the gasket or some soap scum

around the wall or even your little

detergent tray might be really gunky the

point is you have got to clean that

machine we have a video on how to do it

it’s super simple I’ll link it for you

down below you just use a little bit of

vinegar a little bit of baking soda a

little bit of elbow grease you’re all

good it’s pretty easy to do now the

other thing to keep in mind is that when

you’re not using your washing machine

make sure that you leave the washing

machine door open the reason that’s

important is because it doesn’t let

odor-causing bacteria form and to go

back to an earlier point using a right

amount of one

we’ll also help reduce odors and dirt

buildup in your washing machines and

guys I’d love to know in the comments

down below when was the last time that

you cleaned your washing machine

it’s confession time and honestly the

last time I clean my machine it’s

probably about six months ago but I was

just doing some laundry yesterday and I

noticed like a big ol hairball in the

gasket so that kind of set off the old

bells and whistles that I need to

actually take care of that so that is my

commitment to the clean my space nation

paper towels is not the be-all and

end-all cleaning cloth and I know a lot

of people just take a roll of paper

towel stick it onto their arm and start

cleaning and that is wrong on so many

levels okay paper towel definitely has

its place in the world public bathroom

cleaning out a greasy pot or a pan

wiping up meat juices wiping your toilet

but aside from that paper towel is

really not a great cleaning tool think

about it it really does not absorb water

well so it leaves a lot of streaks

behind its paper so it leaves lint

behind that’s annoying

it also disintegrates quickly and it’s

not really that absorbent I mean to a

point it is but not overly absorbent and

it’s so wasteful and expensive so

instead of using something that you

can’t reuse and has all of the issues

that I just talked about why not use the

right tool for the job that you’re doing

so if you’re dusting you would want to

use say an all-purpose microfiber cloth

if you’re cleaning glass or a mirror or

a television you might want to use

something that doesn’t scratch but that

can help remove fingerprints like a flat

leaf microfiber cloth and yes I know I

talk a lot about microfiber cloths but

they really are an amazing cleaning

alternative and they help reduce the

amount of waste that we’re throwing out

when we’re cleaning no that is so well

timed yes as it happened we just got our

large space kits back in stock so if

you’re interested in microfiber cloth

why not look into makers cleaning cloth

yes they bare my last name because they

are that good

you can visit makers cleaned come to

learn more about those now that you know

what not to do you are totally going to

all your cleaning so I hope this video

was helpful for you and this week’s

comment question is what is your

favorite cleaning scent what do you love

cleaning with you guys probably know

that I mix up a lot of my own cleaning

products and lately I have been obsessed

with the thieves mix have you guys never

heard of this it’s a bottle of essential

oil

it’s a blend it’s very old it’s kind of

got this warm clove cinnamon hit going

it’s really good you guys should totally

check it out and yeah just let me know

in the comments what you love mixing up

and cleaning too is it lemon is at pine

is it basil I don’t know tell me your

inspiration I’m interested I’ve got two

other videos that you can check out over

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your journey to a cleaner life thanks so

much for watching and we’ll see you next

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