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With disinfecting being the new normal, we are all trying to keep everything clean as much as we can to protect our family and pets from getting sick and acquiring allergies that can be triggered by chemicals found in cleaning products. As cleaning becomes our main thing, a lot of myths have surfaced that make everything utterly confusing and complicated. Let Momo hep you get your facts straight with the following mythbusters.
- “Cleaning and disinfecting are the same.”
Although the terms are being used interchangeably, these two words are two different things. To clean a surface means to remove dirt from a specific area. To disinfect is a deeper form of cleaning by killing bacteria. According to CDC, cleaning is necessary prior to disinfecting. With Simply Magic, you can effectively clean your home, removing grease, grime, sticky fingerprints, and goo on floors, before you disinfect them with your disinfectant of choice.
- “Vinegar cleans everything.”
If you search for a DIY all-around cleaner on the internet, vinegar tops the results. Contrary to popular belief, this crowd favorite should not be used to clean everything. Though vinegar acts as a champion limescale remover, grease cutter, and hard stain washer, it still has its own flaw: not being an all-around cleaner for every surface. When used on granite countertops, wood, and natural stones, the acidic content in the vinegar will damage the surface forever, with no rescue. Botanically derived, Simply Magic has a powerful formula that is suitable to clean multiple surfaces without damaging your furniture and keeping them in pristine condition.
- “When doing laundry, more detergent is always better.”
If you think that adding more detergent to your load will get rid of that stubborn dirt and stains, you’re actually doing more harm than good. In this case, less is more. Why? Adding an excessive amount of detergent can leave more soap residue on your clothes, making it difficult for your washing machine to do its job.
- “Bleach cleans everything too!”
Everyone sees bleach as the number one problem solver for all things dirty. Sorry to bring you the bad news but bleach should not be your go-to for everything. Indeed, it is a superhero in battling tough stains and bringing out the whiter shade of whites. However, bleach can only do so much as a stain remover and disinfectant. When it comes to removing dirt and grime, it’s best to get a sponge and opt for Simply Magic. No need to spend money on different cleaning products, with our multi-purpose in hand, your home will transform from grimy to immaculate.
- “Feather dusters get rid of dust.”
It’s fun to swish and flick your feather duster during cleaning time, but this doesn’t really help remove dust. Instead, it only spreads dust around your living room! Plus, the feathers fall out with every wave, leaving your house actually dirtier. Remove the dust once and for all with our handy Simply Magic bottle.
- “Hairspray removes ink stains.”
For this one, it depends. A bottle of hairspray, use to contain a high amount of alcohol content, an ingredient that’s crucial for removing ink. Unfortunately, hairsprays today are either alcohol-free or contain much less alcohol content. So, it’s a no-no.
- “Wash laundry with cold water is better.”
There is no guideline on when to use hot and cold water when washing clothes. Commonly, cold water washing is more preferred. Although this has been what house carers have been accustomed to, cold water works great only for conserving energy and preserving your clothes’ color. But if you want to get rid of stains, grease, and germs, warm or hot water is the winner.
- “Polish wood very often.”
Nothing looks more irresistibly good-looking and satisfying than polished wood. If you’re guilty of polishing your wood every week, it’s time to stop now. Some wood polishes attract dust and dull wood finishes. Polishing wood protects the wood finish from the sun, heat, and other sources of damage but not the wood itself. For overdoing it, you can damage your precious furniture. To make wood pieces last longer, it’s better to keep them clean by wiping them with a microfiber cloth.
- “Wash your sheets every two weeks.”
Towels, pillowcases, and bedsheets have their own timelines on how often you should clean them. For sheets, the answer is WEEKLY. Sheets easily collect dust and dirt from people’s sweat when they sleep. People with sensitive skin should wash even more often. For best results, use hot water to kill the germs!
- “Air freshener cleans the air.”
With numerous companies selling air fresheners that come in different scents, it’s easy to fall into the belief that this product will clean the air. However, the cold truth is air fresheners are just like your favorite perfume; they make the air smell better, not necessarily cleaner. Once the scent is gone, the invincible malodor returns. In this case, a natural approach is a more efficient step to take: adding air-purifying plants inside your home, like African violets and gardenias.
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