Status: 26/09/2023, 05:24 a.m.
By: Anne Hund
When it comes to cleaning the apartment, everyone has their own routine. Many heed a basic rule according to which you work from top to bottom when cleaning.
Cleaning the apartment is a chore. With a cleaning plan, it is often a little easier to ask yourself which rooms to tie this time around.
Many also ask themselves what they should start cleaning with first – be it in the living room, kitchen or bathroom. A basic rule that many people follow when cleaning is that it is best to always work from top to bottom when cleaning. This is usually the right thing to do – simply because dust or dirt falls down.
Simple rule helps with cleaning
In other words, you first clean, for example, the ceiling lamps, the high cabinets and or work your way from top to bottom on the shelves. This is followed by lower furniture, such as tables or chests of drawers. At the end, you walk across the floor with the vacuum cleaner and use it to collect all the dirt particles that have fallen.
First wipe the dust, then vacuum?
The magazine Ökotest also advises the principle of cleaning from top to bottom, which dictates "gravity", as it is called in Oekotest.de. If, on the other hand, you pick up the feather duster after vacuuming and tamper with lamps or cabinets or wipe crumbs from the table or sideboard, you are doing something wrong.
For example, you can start at the top of the shelf. (Symbolic image) © Westend61/Imago
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Apartment cleaning with home remedies
Simple home remedies are often sufficient when cleaning the apartment. Oven stains, for example, can be cleaned with the help of salt, and for limescale stains on faucets, you can apply a mixture of salt and lemon juice. Citric acid, diluted with a little water, can also be used to clean the drain in the sink or sink.