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Cleaning Hints

Apply these general rules to anything you clean:

  1. Develop a pattern – clean left to right or right to left (whichever is comfortable).
  2. Start at the top and work down.
  3. Clean horizontally and then vertically – this prevents you from missing any areas.
  4. Clean the inside then the outside.
  5. Rinse your cleaning cloth frequently.
  6. Use the palm of the hand instead of just the fingertips; more area is cleaned.
  7. In the kitchen use the following to clean with: dish cloths, dishtowels (to dry), and/or paper towels. Don’t use cloths that are also used to clean the toilet.
  8. Dry after wiping with wet cloth.
  9. Always check your work tactually to see if it is clean.