How do you follow household etiquette?
We have certain ways we do things around the house. We may choose to do deep cleanings on Saturday mornings or clean sporadically during the week. We may also choose to hire a maid service in Wynnewood, PA to help us with the tasks when life gets too busy. Whatever way you choose to keep your house clean, we all have our methods and ways in which we do routine chores.
Next time you are cleaning your house, ask yourself some of these questions:
Do you wipe your feet or take your shoes off?
When you enter your home, do you take your shoes off right away or do you just wipe them on a mat and walk through the house with them on? Bacteria builds up on the soles of your shoes and when you walk into the house with your shoes on you are spreading it into your home. This bacteria can cause infections in your stomach eyes and lungs. Don’t get us started on the fecal matter that is on those shoes. That can result in E. coli. There are many other reasons why you should take your shoes off when you enter your home (or someone else’s) but being sanitary is key.
Do you leave your dishes in the sink or put them in the dishwasher after eating?
This can boil down to a laziness factor. After a long day or when we are in a hurry, it is easy to throw the dishes in the sink and go about our day or evening. But it’s so easy to rinse dishes, open the dishwasher door and stick your dishes inside. If you get your family into this habit, by the end of the night you can run the dishwasher and in the morning you will have clean dishes that take minutes to put away.
How long do you keep your kitchen sponge?
Even after two or three uses, your sponge may be seeping with bacteria. You can clean your sponge daily and this helps reduce the risk of food poisoning but you should consider replacing your kitchen sponge regularly. When you run your dishwasher at night, throw your sponge on the top rack and run with your dishes. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends replacing your kitchen sponge every 2 to 3 weeks but advise that if it starts to smell at any point, throw it away immediately.
Do you follow the 5-second rule?
The five-second rule is a western cultural food hygiene concept that states there is a defined window of time where it is permissible to pick up food after it has been dropped on the floor (or ground). Do you follow this rule or not? The truth of the matter is, if you drop food on the floor it immediately comes in contact with bacteria (remember the shoes you are wearing?) so follow it or not, at your own risk.
Think about your house etiquette and how you can do better to keep your house clean. For professional cleaning try hiring a maid service in Wynnewood, PA like Executive Maids. We can make sure that the bacteria and other elements that creep into your home are cleaned away.
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