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The Top 5 Cleaning Mistakes You're Making with your Cleaning Tools

Keeping your house clean is more important than ever. We want to help you keep you and your family safe and informed.  We have compiled a list of the top 5 most common cleaning mistakes.


1. Toilet Brushes

The Mistake: Most of us return our toilet brush to the holder after use, without much thought. Storing a wet toilet brush is a breading ground for bacteria.


The Solution: Place the brush over the toilet and allow it to dry before placing it back in the holder.


 Home Basics Toilet Brush

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2. Waste Bins

The Mistake: The garbage can is a one of the most used items in your home, and one of the most neglected. Rarely do we clean our bins, allowing bacteria and odor to build up.


The Solution: Wipe down your waste bin at least once a week with a disinfectant spray or wipe. If it's time to Kiss your current can goodbye Click HERE to shop new ones! 

 Home Basics 30 Liter Polished Stainless Steel Round Waste Bin, Silver



3. Dish Soap

The Mistake: Liquid Dish soap is the go to cleaning product for most things in the kitchen but using it on your Home Basics Wooden cutting board could be causing cross contamination.


The Solution: Soak your cutting board in a bleach solution to make sure all bacteria left behind by food is gone. Rub a lemon after the board is dry to give it a fresh scent.



4. Dishwasher

The Mistake: Most of us just place our favorite kitchen tools in the dishwasher, and expect it to come out clean. for instance since Garlic is so sticky, pieces may get stuck in your Home Basics Garlic Press.


The Solution: Wash your favorite tools, especially those with tiny crevasses by hand to make sure no food is left behind.


5. Brooms, Brushes and Mops

The Mistake: Cleaning with dirty cleaning tools is redundant. At some point even our favorite brooms need to be retired. 


The Solution: Replace your tools often. If you think it may be time to replace something - it probably is. Click HERE to shop all of our cleaning collections, and start saving!


 Home Basics ACE cleaning collection

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Written By Samantha M. Chase 

Home Basics Staff 


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