CLEANING experts have revealed 5 common mistakes people make at home.
Negligence can result in streaky or cloudy floors in an otherwise clean home.
TikTok Account Re-imagined Home page (@home_reimagined) run by Jaqueline of the same name.
She gives five tips and tricks around the house on TikTok videotapes.
They are used to disinfect, mop, vacuum, dust, and store one’s cleaning supplies.
The first mistake that the hygienist identified was “not letting the product soak long enough for germs to get in.”
“If you wipe it right away, you won’t let the product do its job and eat up the dirt while disinfecting,” she says.
Jaqueline reveals there are two mistakes people can make when mopping.
They put too much water or too much product on the mop.
“If your floor has streaks, it means the mop head has too much water on it (better wring it out).
The creator revealed: “If the floor is cloudy, you have put too much product in the bin.”
She said the carpet should be vacuumed in the “diagonal” direction.
If you only do it one way, Jaqueline says, “You won’t go deep into the carpet fibers and pick things up.”
Surfaces must be dusted or vacuumed prior to cleaning.
TikToker explains that it will “make sure you don’t just add water to the dirt and create mud in your home”.
Finally, it’s important to clean utensils as it will prolong their life, says Jaqueline.
One of the most popular comments was from someone who said they were “doing great until the vacuum cleaner showed up”.
Another said they felt “unreasonable rage at having to clean their cleaner”.
One joked that her advice was “too adult”.