There has never been a more important time to feel confident about your house being clean, but if you're making these mistakes, it might not be as clean as you think.

Jersey Shore residents have never been home more. There is a feeling of safety in your own home, especially with all that's going on, so the last thing you want to do is make mistakes that cause your house to be dirtier.

So, what are some of these cleaning mistakes, according to Reader's Digest? Make sure you're not doing these things.

The Germ Transfer...You can be transferring germs from room to room if you're using the same rag to clean them (even if that rag has a cleaning solution on it). Use separate rage for separate rooms.

Not in the Dishwasher...There are items, like a cheese grater or a garlic press that have small holes and places where food can get caught, and that can get moldy and be transferred onto food the next time you use it.

That Toilet Brush....Everybody wants that toilet brush back in it's holder as soon as possible, but if you don't let it dry before you place it in the holder, those germs will have a great place to multiply.

From the Top Down...Experts say start at the top (dusting fans, shelves etc.) and then vacuuming, so that you're vacuuming away whatever fell from your dusting.

Don't Directly Spray...Don't spray your cleaning solution directly to the surface you're cleaning. If you do, you could be creating a build up that actually help the dirt and dust stick to them.

There are more, so check out the Reader's Digest story to learn more mistakes we all might be making when we clean our homes. One thing is for sure. There has never been a time where we want to do everything we can to be the best cleaners we can be.

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