For many people, when they think about cleaning their home, their primary concern is whether or not they are cleaning enough and how often things need to be cleaned. For others dedicated to daily cleaning, they may not know that you can clean your home too much in certain areas, causing more harm than good. But it’s true, cleaning too much can result in all sorts of problems, from mold growth to health issues to decreased lifespans of your furniture, and more.
Here’s what you need to know about parts of your home that you’re cleaning too much. Let’s get into it!
How Often Should You Clean Your Home?
As with anything addressing if you’re cleaning too much, you’ll want to know just how often you should be cleaning, then. The truth is that you should make cleaning part of your daily routine, but this doesn’t mean you need to clean every part of your home every day. Different parts of your home can go much longer without cleaning than others, and indeed, cleaning too much can result in damages.
What Parts Of Your Home Are You Cleaning Too Much?
There are things in your home that you could be cleaning too much and end up damaging because of it. While some parts of your home necessitate daily cleaning and tidying up, like making your bed in the morning, the following areas can go longer between cleaners, and will last longer for it.
Everyone loves shiny, polished wood surfaces. However, you don’t want to be cleaning your wood furniture every day or everywhere. If you’re cleaning too much, you can actually end up damaging the wood finish, due to excessive use of polish. You should only use wood polish on your furniture once a month. If it gets dusty between cleanings, take a dry cloth, and wipe the dust away.
Your carpets need professional cleaning once or twice a year, depending on your household and what your carpets are exposed to. While you want to vacuum every week, or every few days if you have pets or small children, you should leave the cleaning to the professionals. This is because cleaning too much can cause damage to the fibers of your carpets. The same goes for your rugs.
If there’s dust or crumbs on your furniture, definitely vacuum it up right away. However, in general, your upholstered furniture only needs a professional cleaning once a year. This can vary on a number of factors, of course. However, just like your carpets, you want to leave upholstery cleaning to the professionals, to avoid damaging it or causing mold growth.
Windows are another part of your home you can end up cleaning too much, and another part of your home that you should leave the cleaning of to the professionals. Cleaning your windows can be quite dangerous, and many people don’t have the tools, equipment, or training to do it correctly. Cleaning your windows too much can cause them to streak and make it easier for dirt to build up on them.
While you should clean your refrigerator regularly, you don’t need to worry about cleaning your kitchen pantry every day, or even every week. You can typically clean your kitchen pantry once or twice a year by cleaning the shelves and discarding any expired food. Of course, if anything spills, you’ll want to clean that up immediately, but you don’t need to be cleaning your kitchen pantry all the time.
So, most people don’t clean their microwaves enough, and you do indeed need to wipe down your kitchen counters after every use, but your oven is a part of your kitchen that you can end up cleaning too much. You generally only need to clean your oven a couple of times a year. It typically won’t damage your oven if you clean it more often than that, but by cleaning it as recommended, you can focus that cleaning energy on other areas of your home that do need to be cleaned more frequently, like your microwave.
Generally, you can wear something multiple times before throwing it in the wash, unless you get it dirty or it is something like workout clothes that can get covered in sweat. If you end up cleaning too much, you can shorten the lifespan of your clothes and even end up damaging them, depending on the make and material.
Is It Time For Your Professional Cleaning?
TNT Cleaning Company provides professional cleaning services for many different areas of your home, including your carpets, upholstery, tiles, air ducts, and more. With our high quality cleaning services, you can count on the results to last. To schedule your cleaning service, please don’t hesitate to contact us today!