Mistake: You don’t have a cleaning routine game plantaviphoto/Shutterstock
Strategize the order that you clean a room so you aren’t running back and forth, which can spreading dirt to the places you just cleaned. For instance, if you start by mopping, then wipe off the countertops, you could be getting food bits right back onto your fresh floor. Cleaning top to bottom, and left to right is a more efficient routine. Don’t miss these housecleaning tricks.
Mistake: You use dirty spongesasadykov/Shutterstock
Your sponge could contain 320 million disease-causing bactera. When you’re cleaning, that bacteria could transfer from the sponge to your hand, then to your mouth or eyes and make you sick. To kill the germs before you start your chores, nuke a wet sponge for two minutes. Your sponge is just one of many surprisingly germy kitchen items you never think to clean. Here are more surprisingly dirty kitchen items.