Home cleaning myths busted

MANILA, Philippines — Keeping the home clean seems like a pretty straightforward practice. But some of the most popular cleaning tips are actually urban myths — outdated notions and inefficient methods of keeping your home spotless.

If you find that everything gets dirty even just a couple of hours after cleaning, you might be doing something wrong.

Have you fallen victim to these myths?

Myth 1: The five-second rule

All dogs shed fur to some extent. The amount of shedding depends on the breed.

Contrary to popular belief, shedding does not depend on the length of hair. Some short-haired dogs shed more than long-haired dogs.

Even if your dog doesn’t shed as much, make sure to vacuum frequently to keep your home clean from fur and dander!

Pet dander can get everywhere so watch out for the hard-to-reach spots! The Dyson Cyclone V10, a cordless stick vacuum, captures pet fur regardless of length.

Myth 4: Vacuuming destroys carpets

This might hold true for old-school vacuums. But modern vacuums are built to clean intensively while keeping your floors and carpets intact.

The cordless Dyson Cyclone V10 comes with a soft roller cleaner head, which is engineered with soft woven nylon and anti-static carbon fiber filaments so it’s gentle on hard floors.

It will also go easy on carpets while effectively removing dirt. With the motor housed inside the brush bar, the Direct Drive Cleaner Head drives nylon bristles into carpets to remove deep-down dust.

It uses constantly powerful suction to capture microscopic dust, whether on the carpet or hardwood floors.

Its long, slim bin also has a hygienic “point and shoot” mechanism. It ejects all the dust and debris into the bin with one action — no need for you to touch the dirt!

The right cleaning practices

It’s important to make cleaning a habit but it’s also important to do it efficiently so you’re not left with half-hearted results. Aside from best practices, you also need to use the best, efficient cleaning tools.

Do you know of other myths we might have missed? - Rappler.com