You’re Doing It Wrong: The Right Way to Hang Clothes, Clean Counters, Do Dishes

Who knew there was a wrong way to spray down the kitchen counter? Spray cleaners need at least 10 minutes to penetrate grime, says Meaghan Murphy, editor-in-chief of Good Housekeeping.

Murphy says to set a timer after you spray. And if you’re putting your clothes in the closet in dry cleaner bags, we’ve got news for you: they’re not a storage solution!

They can trap moisture and allow mildew to grow, so take them off as soon as possible. A better solution is to use a pillowcase.