Your home is your refuge. It is where you go after a hard day’s work. It also serves as your sanctuary from the outside world. For a more comfortable stay, it is important that your home is not only cozy, but also free from dirt. Keeping dirt out of your home can be a simple or a complex process depending on how you do it and what tools you use.
Here are some of the tips that you can use to keep your home clean:
- Use damp cloth
Sometimes, keeping dirt off your appliances and furniture may require a little more reinforcement than a simple dust cloth. For a more effective cleaning, try to dampen the cloth so the dirt will stick to it, and wash it every so often when the cloth gets dirty. Use a damp cloth in keeping dirt off your home. This includes walls, tiles, marbles and the exteriors of house appliances and electronics.
- Use microfiber cleaning materials
Keeping dirt out of your home is a breeze when you use microfiber materials which automatically attracts dust particles at most times, without needing cleaning chemicals. Examples of this are feather dusters and dust cloth.
Microfiber is a synthetic fiber made up polyester and nylon. The strands are so thin that they are estimated to be about one-sixteenth the size of human hair. These strands are then woven together into a cloth with the strands, millions of them, rubbing together creating a static charge that trap dirt and even moisture. The good thing is there are microfiber feather dusters for those hard to reach nooks and crannies as well as cloths for everyday cleaning.
- Use baking soda
Baking soda may be your next best friend when keeping dirt out of your home. Aside from being non-poisonous, baking soda is cheap and very effective for cleaning. It can be used to remove odors, clean silverware, grease and grime, children’s toys and even your pet’s fur. As a bonus, you can also use it for baking!
- Maximize the use of cleaning tools
With today’s technology, it is now easier to keep dirt off your home. There are now air purifiers that you just plug to make sure the air you breathe is clean 24/7. There are also advanced cleaning bots that roam around your house and picks up dusts as they pass by. State-of-the-art vacuums and polishers can also make your cleaning an enjoyable experience.
With all these available options, one really doesn’t have any excuse anymore to not tidy up one’s home. Remember that a clean home also promotes clean health.
Written by Eric Sappington, owner of Sappington’s Carpet Care, the leading company for carpet cleaning in Columbia, MO.