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5 Cleaning Facts Guaranteed to Make Your Home Spotless

88412hMyths abound about how best to care for the daily messes encountered at home.

“Ditching the dust bunnies is one thing, but getting a firm grasp on the truths of the domestic daily clean-up is another,” explains Katie McConnell, customer service with

The Libman Company, a family-owned business that’s been making quality cleaning tools since 1896. Keep these five cleaning facts in mind the next time you’re cleaning:

  1. Newspapers really do clean windows better than paper towels. Free of lint and easily maneuverable, this myth is more fact than fiction. It’s also a great way to reuse your papers before recycling them.
  2. Furniture polish isn’t always the right fit for furniture. Different ingredients and formulas can wreak havoc with wood and finishes. The safest and most effective method is a simple dry dusting with a ribbed microfibre cloth. Designed specifically to attract dust, it won’t leave buildup or chemical residue behind.
  3. The secret to success is using the proper tools. Look for ergonomic brooms and mops, like the Precision Angle Broom from Libman, for comfort and ease of use.
  4. Cleaning and disinfecting are two entirely different things. Cleaning is the action of removing dirt, while disinfecting is defined as destroying or preventing the growth of disease-carrying microorganisms. Remember that disinfecting everything too much can actually lower your defences against germs and viruses.
  5. Cleaning burns calories — one hour of sweeping or mopping burns more than 150 calories.


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