Which room do Indonesian families clean more frequently than other rooms in the house?
The answer would most probably be the rooms that people usually go to or see.
There is nothing wrong with that, but the kitchen should be the first priority.
“According to a survey, Indonesian families certainly know the benefit of cleaning their home, but unfortunately they’re not doing it right,” diversified manufacturer PT 3M Indonesia consumer and office business brand manager Yunadi Aulia Desmawa said on Saturday as quoted by tribunnews.com during a “My home clean, my family healthy” campaign by home-cleaning products brand Scotch-BriteTM.
“They usually prioritize cleaning places that people see, whereas that’s wrong. The right thing to do is to start cleaning in the kitchen.”
He said the kitchen needed special attention because it was one of the few places at home where germs grew.
“Ironically, the kitchen is also the place where we make food. We clean our kitchens frequently but not thoroughly because [we think] it will be dirty again soon,” Yunadi said.
He said trash bins in the kitchen also needed to be closed all the time to keep them clean.
Also, one should use scouring pads, instead of sponges, to clean dishes because sponges “do not have scrub capability”, hence germs would re-appear, he said.
He added people should not leave their sponges soaking in water after finishing washing dishes because the water served as a good medium for germs to grow.
“It’s better to wash [the sponge] and dry it by hanging it up,” said Yunadi. (mtq)