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20 Common Cleaning Tips You Should Always Ignore

Best Life Logo By Morgan Greenwald of Best Life | Slide 1 of 21: When it comes to tidying up the house, most people are all about using shortcuts in order to make the process as painless as possible. And while some tricks online are actually useful and effective, there are also some common cleaning tips floating around the internet—and passed down as old wives' tales—that, rather than expediting the process, actually make it worse.For instance, all over Pinterest are mommy bloggers claiming that vinegar is the solution to everything, but in most cases this kitchen staple doesn't actually banish bacteria like we think it does. And for years, even experts have sworn that microwaving your sponge will keep you safe from illnesses, but recently scientists proved that this isn't the case. Herein, we've gathered some of the most common cleaning tips that you should never put into practice. And when you get to cleaning your kitchen, This Is the Safest Way to Clean Your Oven.

20 Common Cleaning Tips You Should Always Ignore

When it comes to tidying up the house, most people are all about using shortcuts in order to make the process as painless as possible. And while some tricks online are actually useful and effective, there are also some common cleaning tips floating around the internet—and passed down as old wives' tales—that, rather than expediting the process, actually make it worse.

For instance, all over Pinterest are mommy bloggers claiming that vinegar is the solution to everything, but in most cases this kitchen staple doesn't actually banish bacteria like we think it does. And for years, even experts have sworn that microwaving your sponge will keep you safe from illnesses, but recently scientists proved that this isn't the case. Herein, we've gathered some of the most common cleaning tips that you should never put into practice. And when you get to cleaning your kitchen, This Is the Safest Way to Clean Your Oven.

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