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This Cleaning Mistake Is Ruining Your Home

Best Life Logo By Sarah Crow of Best Life | Slide 1 of 8: Whether you're sourcing your tips from friends or Facebook, the internet is home to countless supposed hacks that promise to cut your cleaning time in half. Unfortunately, many of those cleaning tips that are supposed to make your life easier are actually giving you more messes to clean up in the long run—and over time, they can even do serious damage to your home.One of the worst offenders among these bad cleaning tips? Using baking soda to clean textiles, according to cleaning expert Richard Kennedy, owner of The Vacuum Experts. While baking soda is frequently touted as the solution to everything from stains to smells when it comes to clothing, furniture, and rugs, Kennedy cautions that it can actually ruin the items you're intending to clean with it."You need to be careful what you're putting it on," says Kennedy. "I often see people recommending using it on everything, when in fact it can commonly stain [textiles]." However, that's not the only piece of bad advice that may have snuck its way into your cleaning routine. Read on to discover which so-called "hacks" are actually destroying your space. And if you're sprucing up your home, check out these 20 Genius Tricks That Will Cut Your Cleaning Time in Half.Read the original article on Best Life.

This Cleaning Mistake Is Ruining Your Home

Whether you're sourcing your tips from friends or Facebook, the internet is home to countless supposed hacks that promise to cut your cleaning time in half. Unfortunately, many of those cleaning tips that are supposed to make your life easier are actually giving you more messes to clean up in the long run—and over time, they can even do serious damage to your home.

One of the worst offenders among these bad cleaning tips? Using baking soda to clean textiles, according to cleaning expert Richard Kennedy, owner of The Vacuum Experts. While baking soda is frequently touted as the solution to everything from stains to smells when it comes to clothing, furniture, and rugs, Kennedy cautions that it can actually ruin the items you're intending to clean with it.

"You need to be careful what you're putting it on," says Kennedy. "I often see people recommending using it on everything, when in fact it can commonly stain [textiles]." However, that's not the only piece of bad advice that may have snuck its way into your cleaning routine. Read on to discover which so-called "hacks" are actually destroying your space. And if you're sprucing up your home, check out these 20 Genius Tricks That Will Cut Your Cleaning Time in Half.

Read the original article on Best Life.

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