Keeping our homes clean is a demanding responsibility that many simply don’t have time for. Fortunately, domestic cleaning services on the Gold Coast offer homeowners speciality cleaning services to improve the cleanliness and comfort of their home. Everything from eliminating mould and mildew to ridding your home from dust build-up that causes itching allergies, there is no job too big for us to handle. 

Cleaning Mistakes That Are Making Your Home Dirtier

If you spend hours every weekend getting your home back into shape after a tornado of a week, but it still seems to feel dirty or has a lingering unpleasant smell, you may be doing it all the wrong way.

Consider these cleaning mistakes and how you are potentially spreading dirt around your home:

  • Using one rag – using the same rag to clean multiple surfaces is a surefire way to spread germs across your home. Even though you are using a detergent, the germs stick to the fibres of the rag, so the germs from your bathroom are now spread across your kitchen like a perfectly buttered slice of bread. Instead, designate different rags to all the areas of your home to avoid spreading germs and grime and wash the rags after each use.
  • Not cleaning the vacuum – a full vacuum will deposit dust back into the air and won’t have sufficient suction to do the job you think it is doing. Ensure to empty your vacuum regularly and clean pipes, filters and attachments with a damp cloth. 
  • Not rinsing off the toilet brush – cleaning a toilet is probably the least favourite chore of all but more so when you’re creating a bigger mess than before. When you use a toilet brush and then immediately place it back in the holder, the water and germs get trapped and start to multiply, eventually being reintroduced into your toilet the next time you clean. Rinse the brush and leave it to dry before putting it back in the holder. 
  • Skipping the kitchen sink – your kitchen sink and drain is a breeding ground for germs and mould, so cleaning it is crucial. Use a disinfectant to wipe the surfaces and clean the drain weekly using a mixture of baking soda, white vinegar and boiling water to eradicate nasty smells and germs. 

From streaky windows to the washing machine turning out stinky clothes, many things can be challenging to conquer – but there is hope! 

Domestic cleaning services on the Gold Coast have you covered, so call Stephens Cleaning Services today!