Woman Cleaning Kitchen Countertop

When cleaning your home, common mistakes can muck up even your best efforts. Taking a page out of this month’s Real Simple Magazine, use these tips to save you time and trouble:

  • Placing all utensils in the dishwasher facing the same direction – Placing forks in point up is fine, as it prevents the tines from bending. Spoons and knives however tend to easily fit together – which prevents a complete clean. Next time try alternating some up and others down.
  • Spraying cleaner directly on a surface – Every once in a while this is acceptable, but should really be saved for extremely dirty surfaces. Spay the formula onto a microfiber cloth instead! Wipe-downs done this way require less solution, cutting down on residue buildup.
  • Putting a rinsed toilet brush right back in the holder – Moisture breeds bacteria! Put the brush between the toilet seat and the base of the toilet to allow it to drip dry for 10 minutes. Then feel free to return it to the holder.

For more cleaning tips visit Real Simple’s full article here »
If you come across some problems while cleaning your home, give one of our experts at Patterson Plumbing & Heating a call! A specialist will come by, diagnose the plumbing problem, make recommendations and prepare pricing by the job – not the hour – so there are no surprises. Give us a call at 719-544-4922!

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