5 Cleaning Mistakes That Could Ruin Your Stuff


When cleaning some of your things, you have to pay attention to the things that you do because you might end up destroying your valuables. Keep in mind that different things require different kinds of cleaning methodologies. Not all things can be cleaned in the same way and if you don’t figure that out soon, you might as well kiss your goodbyes to your precious properties.

Below you will find some of the common mistakes done by careless people that think they are doing the right thing to clean their belongings when in fact they are destroying them.

  1. Using Water to Clean Everything

While water remains to be one of the most useful things to be used in cleaning activities, there are some cases when it should not be used. For example, if you are cleaning toy collections with metal screws or other metal parts, rinsing them with water might cause these parts to corrode and would eventually cause some visible damages.

  1. Recklessly Washing Clothes

Always check the cleaning instructions of the clothes you are about to clean by washing them. You might find this a bit funny, but there are types of apparel that shrink when washed or exposed to water. If your favorite shirt or jeans is one of these things, you might get teary eyes upon realizing that you cannot wear them anymore because they shrunk in sizes that don’t fit your body at all.

  1. Using Bleach to Remove Stains

When removing stains, bleach is really important. But keep in mind that there is always an exception to the rule. You should not apply bleach to types of fibers that are weak and are colored in a weak manner. It might cause the fibers to break or lose their colors. When that happens, you’ll end up feeling sorry for yourself for losing some clothes you have always wanted to hear.

  1. Putting Alcohol on Electronic Gadgets

It has been a practice by many people to put alcohol to some of their devices such as mobile phones, tablets and even their laptops. But if you are not that careful, you might cause these gadgets to go into short circuit. Remember that alcohol is still liquid in form and it might cause nasty reactions on the internal structures of your devices.

  1. Repeatedly Exposing Everything to Sunlight

There is a belief that sunlight helps get rid of bad odor. Therefore, exposing things such as pillow cases, bed sheets and the like in broad daylight can actually help in cleaning them. But that could also prove wrong for some of your things such as clothes. Discoloration might occur and at some point it might make your clothes look uglier than the usual.

Getting to know more of these can help you avoid silly mistakes in cleaning your valuables and prevent you from destroying and eventually losing them. You might think you are actually helping yourself by doing this, but if you commit mistakes like this, you are in for a lot of trouble.