Cleaning the house is one of the activities that must be regularly done to maintain the comfort and health of you and all of the occupants in the house. However, when cleaning the house, it’s not uncommon for us to make a number of mistakes, such as accidentally skipping certain areas or places to clean.
Some of these areas are also prone to becoming a gathering place for bacteria and dirt so that the house is not kept clean to the fullest. To help you avoid this situation, here are some areas or places in the house that you might miss while cleaning the house.
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Take a minute to look up, you might be surprised to see all the dust and cobwebs stuck close by. Use a long-handled duster, a clean, dry sponge mop, or a broom to remove dirt. Always do this first when cleaning a room so you can vacuum up any loose dust.
As one of the areas that is often touched by the occupants of the house, light switches are a gathering place for bacteria and dirt that can easily move into your body. Thus why you need to clean the light switch regularly with a cleaning fluid or disinfectant to get rid of dirt and bacteria attached.
Just like a light switch, door handles are one of the objects that are often touched by the occupants of the house so that they become a nest of dirt and bacteria. You can just use a cleaning fluid or rubbing alcohol to clean it.
Because it is used to accommodate garbage, trash cans can easily become a nest of bacteria and dirt. Not only that, but the smell can also be harmful. Unfortunately sometimes people forget that this should also be cleaned from time to time to ensure that the smell does not stick and it can also be free from dirt and bacteria. To clean the trash can is so very easy, you can use water and soap, afterward don’t forget to spray it with a disinfectant before using it again.
Curtains that are installed on the window will certainly accommodate a lot of dust and dirt from the outside air. If you don’t clean it regularly, the air quality in your home can certainly decrease. Depending on the material of the blinds, you can clean the blinds using a vacuum cleaner, washing machine, or simply wiping the surface.
Under Furniture or Appliances
Sometimes, we are too lazy to clean under furniture or the underside of household appliances such as refrigerators, washing machines or ovens because they are difficult to reach. While in actuality, the area is as important as anywhere else. You can sweep and mop the floors under furniture and electronics as usual, and use a deep cleaning method if they are still visibly dirty.
You should also pay more attention to your kitchen equipment such as the oven. Because you use it regularly, you may only clean the inside and forget that you can easily clean self cleaning ovens.
The Toilet Bowl
When cleaning the toilet, usually the area that is covered is only around the top and the inside. In fact, the bottom and back of the toilet can be just as dirty as those areas. If the bottom and back of the toilet is dusty, simply use a duster or broom to remove it. But from time to time, you also need to brush it with soap for a more thorough cleaning
Between the Couches
Even though it looks narrow and hard to reach, actually the sidelines of the sofa really need to be cleaned because it can accommodate dirt such as food crumbs and strands of hair. You can use a brush or vacuum cleaner to remove the dirt and clean the sofa thoroughly.
Top of the Cabinet
When you buy a feather duster with an extendable handle, be sure to buy a feather duster with a swivel head so you can adjust the angle to reach the tops of cupboards and tall cabinets or furniture.
If dust and grease particles have accumulated in kitchen cupboards or other tall cupboards, use a stool and clean them with a soft cloth dipped in a cleaning solution. Afterward, don’t forget to dry it with a soft clean cloth.
With all the water running through, you’d think the garbage disposal in the sink won’t need any cleaning. But that’s definitely not true! When its start emanating dirty smell, you’ll know that cleaning is necessary
Start using the drain properly by running it under a full stream of cold water and letting the water run for ten seconds after turning off the drain to remove all debris. If you smell something bad, grind the orange peel while running cold water or add some ice cubes sprinkled with baking soda and grind it in cold water.
Those are some areas that are often overlooked when cleaning the house. Make sure you don’t miss those places again, and you’ll get a thorough and spotlessly clean house.