12 Simple Cleaning Mistakes We Could All Be Making Right Now

7. Not cleaning our humidifiers regularly

They’re a breeding ground for mold, which thrives in damp conditions. To make sure that you’re cleaning them properly, fill the water tank with 2 cups of white vinegar before placing it on the base so that it drains into the reservoir. Empty it after 20 minutes and give it an extra scrub with a small brush to make sure all the nooks and crannies are cleaned.

8. Putting our skillets in the dishwasher

This pan will not do well in the dishwasher because the appliance will strip the bottom of the pan of all its seasoning. This seasoning is a beneficial buildup of oils over time that reacts to the metal of the pan and helps to keep it non-stick.

9. Washing our towels with fabric softener

If over time your towels become scratchy and tough, it could be because of fabric softener. After a while, your towels will get coated with chemicals that reduce their absorbency and make them stiff.

Instead, try to wash them in hot water (the hotter the better) and add 1 cup of ammonia. This will help to remove the chemical buildup in your towels, leaving them nice and soft.