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Here Are Four Cleaning Rules That You Do Not Have to Abide By Anymore!

At McDermott 55, a community of luxury apartments in Plano TX, our goal is to help you maintain a balanced life. The first step? We promise to keep you up-to-speed on fun activities, creative arts and crafts projects, and new recipes that you and your family are sure to love. 

Our community of Plano apartments agrees that modern technology has improved a lot of things, from how we entertain ourselves to how we keep up with chores and household duties. Just like we’re no longer washing every garment by hand, these days, Americans enjoy better cleaning appliances and other products that make quick work of cumbersome tasks. That’s why it should go without saying that these old-school cleaning myths should get the boot. Read on to discover a few popular cleaning myths and what you should do, instead.

Then: Pre-rinse dishes before loading the dishwasher.

Now: Dishwashers these days are more powerful than they used to be and are designed to eliminate stuck-on food. Simply scrape off any excess food before you load your machine. That being said, if you have a particularly dirty dish, it will probably benefit from a soak beforehand.

Then: Regularly sanitize your sponge to kill germs before using it.

Now: Sanitizing sponges sounds good in theory, but in reality, it’s much more difficult to kill bacteria than simply popping your sponge in the microwave and letting it warm for several seconds. Instead of sanitizing sponges, replace them every couple of weeks, or use a reusable dish brush.

Then: Use a dusting spray to rid your furniture and corners of dust.

Now: Did you know that dusting sprays can actually build up on your furniture over time, leaving a sticky residue that’s hard to remove and, ironically, collects dust? Skip the sprays altogether and eliminate dust with a microfiber cloth, which traps dirt and germs in addition to dust.

Then: Never use soap on cast iron.

Now: It used to be that soap was believed to remove the seasoning on the surface of your cast iron skillet, but these days, we know that that’s not the case, assuming that your cookware is properly seasoned. Still, it’s often easier to scrub with salt to remove grime before rinsing and drying it.

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