8 bad cleaning habits you need to stop doing right now

4. Leaving the dishes in the sink

If you have a dishwasher, why leave your dishes in the sink? Make a habit out of immediately loading your dirty dishes into the dishwasher. Don’t have a dishwasher? Then it’s a good idea to do some quick dish washing after every meal. Dirty dishes attract vermin and bacteria will spread more quickly as well.

5. Not taking off your shoes

Taking off your shoes as soon as you get home only takes a couple of minutes and it makes such a difference when it comes to dirt and dust in your home. That way, you can limit your vacuum cleaning to once or twice a week instead of every day or every two days.

6. Not throwing out paper

Even in this digital age, we often end up with stacks and stacks of paper nobody ever even so much as glances at anymore: magazines, newspapers, brochures, and other loose papers. Don’t less these accumulate on a table or cabinet! Place a box of some sort in your hallway in which you deposit important letters and bills. Also, make a stack for waste paper next to this box and make sure you take it out every week.

7. Not letting the shower curtain dry

Shower curtains start to get mouldy pretty quickly if they stay wet. That’s why it’s important to always close the curtain as soon as you’re done showering, so it can dry properly and won’t stay damp inside the folds. In that same vein; don’t leave damp towels lying around all bunched up on the ground, but let them dry properly before throwing them in the hamper. That way, you’ll avoid nasty smells and mould.

8. Procrastination

Finally, the biggest mistake we all make from time to time: postponing our cleaning chores for so long that it’ll only take more time when we finally get to it. Try cleaning a little bit every day, so you won’t have to do all of it at once at the end of the week. You could follow this schedule, for example.

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