Places Most People Forget to Clean
When you’re giving your home a spa day, and cleaning from top to bottom, there may be some places you forget about. Let’s take a look at some of the most commonly missed areas when it comes to cleaning.
Under the Large Appliances
Cleaning beneath and around the refrigerator and stove may seem like a daunting task, but it should be done from time to time. It’s not uncommon for dirt, dust, and even food waste to accumulate in these areas.
When cleaning the refrigerator area, pull the appliance away from the wall. This is an excellent time to clean the coils on the back of the fridge using a vacuum cleaner or coil cleaning brush. Use a damp microfiber cloth with a little soap to wash the walls, the sides of the refrigerator, and the floor. Put the fridge back in place… don’t you feel cleaner already? Follow these same steps for your stove.
Shower curtains are the perfect place for mildew and mold to grow. You don’t need to throw your shower curtain away or replace it when it gets dirty. Put your shower curtain (and liner) in the washing machine. Wash some towels along with them. Use detergent like you usually would, but add in a cup of baking soda, and watch the magic! Everything comes out clean and bright!
Doorknobs and Light Switches
These areas are touched one hundred times a day. Don’t forget to wipe them down regularly to keep your home clean and prevent the spread of viruses and bacteria. Use a multipurpose cleaner or a damp cloth with a bit of soap to keep these areas germ-free.
Do we forget to clean the ceiling fans, or is it such a mess that we put it off? Either way… We’ve got a suggestion. Clean the dust off your ceiling fans with a pillowcase, trapping the dust inside, instead of spreading it all over the room. That’s a neat trick, huh?
The remote control is a huge germ collector, touched by nearly everyone in the house. Once a week or so, take the batteries out and wipe the remote control down with a wet wipe or a damp cloth with cleaner. Put the batteries back in, and you’re ready for action!
Now that we’ve given you some great tips for cleaning spaces you might have forgotten, do you feel motivated to tackle them? If you’d like help, give us a call at Maid Healthy… we can get your home in top form!