3 Shocking Facts on Household Cleaning


Facts on Household Cleaning

Cleaning is an activity that is relatable to basically everybody in the world. However, even though everybody cleans, you would be shocked to find out how much we do not know about cleaning.

Here, we give to you 3 shocking facts about household cleaning that will change the way you view this daily chore.

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  1. Some Food Items Can Be Used to Clean Your Home

Firstly, there are many food items that can be used as cleaning products that you may not have ever considered. A good example of this is the fact that ketchup can be used to bring back the shine in brass.

You most likely have ketchup in your fridge, but it has more use than just being a dip for fries. If you scrub a brass with ketchup, it will clean up corroded or tarnished brass. Another example of an unexpected food item that you should be using to clean with is lemon.

Lemon is a very good disinfectant, which can replace a disinfectant spray. This way, if you ever run out of disinfectant and need to clean something up, you are able to use lemon juice instead. Not only will this disinfect the surface, but it will be left smelling citrusy as well.

  1. Where You Should Be Cleaning

A fact that you may not have known is where you should focus on cleaning. The majority of people clean their bathroom more than any other room in the house. Logically, this makes sense and you should continue to clean your bathroom thoroughly.

However, the bathroom is actually not the room in your house with the most bacteria. Your kitchen is, in fact, one of the most important rooms to clean.

This is due partially to the fact that you spend more time in the kitchen and that you prepare food in it, so it should be clean. Believe it or not, your kitchen sink actually contains more germs than your toilet.

You most likely would not eat off your bathroom counter, in that case, you should rethink eating off your kitchen counter as well.

  1. The Main Source of Dust

You might not know it, but you are actually one of the causes for most of the dust in your house. We all spend a lot of our time cleaning, but ironically enough, when we are cleaning dust, the source is generally from the people in our house.

More specifically, dust is made up of our dead skin particles. It has been found that our dead skin flakes will be present in more than 70% of the dust particles in your home.


We all have to clean, but how much do we actually know about the daily chore? From food items that can be used to clean your house and where you should focus on cleaning, to the cause of dust in your home, there is much we do not know.

That being said, perhaps these shocking facts will change the way you clean!

Erin Emanuel