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5 Cleaning Rules To Break

And the effective alternatives you can try, too!

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Photography: Vincent Coscolluela

Do you remember who taught you to tidy your home? Chances are, your parents or your grandparents set the standards for the household chores you put to practice. While tried-and-tested tips are timeless and very effective, a few innovative tweaks can't hurt. Give your daily routine an update with these ideas: 


1. Waiting until the end of the year to declutter. 

Spring cleaning is considered a tradition at the end of the year to signify a fresh start for the new year—however, you don’t always have to wait for it to rid your home of unnecessary items. Feel free to declutter every time you feel like your space needs a much-needed cleanse. 

2. Using feather dusters to dust furniture.

Traditionally, Filipino homeowners use feather dusters to clean surfaces but instead of picking up dust, it just spreads around the dirt. Use a damp rag instead to make sure you’re getting rid of every last speck of grime. 

3. Sweeping the whole house every day.

Let’s be honest—nobody has the time to deep clean every day. At best, one should try to accomplish the important tasks including making the bed, washing the dishes and speed cleaning the bathroom

READ: 3 Things You Should Never Skip Cleaning Everyday


4. Using soap to clean hardwood floors.

In fact, using harsh cleaners can lead to thinning or discoloration. It's better to invest in a proper cleaner when it comes to maintenance of high-end materials.

5. Not disinfecting cleaning tools regularly. 

Believe it or not, brooms and mops need a little TLC, too. Remember to disinfect them at least once a month to prevent germs from taking over your home. 

READ: 4 Cleaning Tools You Can Disinfect Today

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