There are so many different cleaning hacks, tips, and tricks out there and, unfortunately, some of the most common ones are completely false. This is why I wanted to focus on some myths I know of and tell you exactly why they do not work!
Bleach Is An Amazing Cleaner
In general, bleach being a cleaner is totally false. What bleach does is kill bacteria but it does not clean – it disinfects.
Both of these things are completely different – cleaning is removing the impurities off of a surface while disinfecting is getting rid of the germs on that surface.
You Need To Use A Special Cleaner For Grout
This is also false – you do not need to use any fancy cleaner that is packed with harsh chemicals. Instead, you can use a simple mixture of white vinegar and water. It’s much more effective and way less harmful.
In case the grout is extremely dirty then you can use a mixture of baking soda and water. The paste will act as a scrub which is an ideal alternative to commercial cleaners.
Use Newspapers When Cleaning Your Windows
In the past this hack has worked great, however, the paper people use to make newspapers nowadays is different and will leave ink stains behind.
This is why you need to leave this hack in the past and move on to using a squeegee.
Natural Cleaners Don’t Work
Another common myth people still believe today is that using natural ingredients like vinegar and baking soda isn’t as effective at cleaning as a commercial product. I must admit – I DIY most of the cleaners I use to clean my home and in some cases, they work even better than the ones you can buy from the store.
Not only this but they are cheaper and do not contain any harsh chemicals – very beneficial for people with allergies!
You Don’t Need To Clean Your Dishwasher
Another myth that a lot of people believe, however, all of your appliances need to be cleaned – and your dishwasher isn’t an exception.
In order to have a spotless dishwasher that works properly and has a long lifespan you need to take care of it – regularly clean the filter, removing all food after each cycle, etc.
Also, I recommend you to place a cup of vinegar on the bottom rack of your dishwasher and run an empty cycle once a month. This is a great way to maintain your appliance free of any germs and impurities!