We all have those areas in our homes, the ones that we neglect to clean more than we care to admit. When we don’t have these specific locations in the forefront of our minds it can be easy to forget these spots.
Here is a list of the most commonly neglected parts of a home for when you’re doing your next in-depth cleaning:
1. Your garbage disposal.
The plastic ring and the disposal collect old food and bacteria so be sure to clean it out! To do so, put ice cubes, cubes of frozen lemon juice or cubes of frozen vinegar down the disposal to knock the buildup off the internal parts.
2. The exterior of your kitchen cabinets.
Cabinets are perfect for collecting dirt, germs, and grease from cooking. Wipe down the exteriors with your cleaning products.
3. Your curtains.
Curtains are collectors. They collect dirt and smells that circulate in your house. Be sure to vacuum your curtains gently with a brush attachment at least every 2 weeks. Hand or machine washing your curtains depending on the material is also beneficial to completely remove any germs of any kind.
4. The bath mats from your bathrooms.
These are a cozy addition to any bathroom, but also easily develop mildew because they are regularly damp. On top of the mildew, they also collect dirt and germs. Add your bathmat to your load of towels at least once every two weeks to keep your family healthy.
5. Your vacuum.
It’s common that we neglect to clean the items in our homes that actually do the cleaning. At least once a month take some time to replace the bag, clean the filters and rinse the canister in your vacuum. This regular cleaning will improve the performance of your machine, leaving your home cleaner.
6. Your dishwasher.
It should be clean right? Wrong! Dishwashers easily trap dirt, food, and grease that builds up over time causing smells and decreasing their effectiveness. Be sure to remove the filter, soak and clean. Run a deep clean cycle with vinegar and leave some baking powder in the machine overnight before running the machine again.
7. Your laundry room.
Dust and dirt build up quickly behind and underneath your washer and dryer. This build-up can cause fires and needs to be taken care of regularly. At least every other month vacuum behind and under your washer and dryer especially near outlets and cords.
8. Your oven.
Food spills can cause smoke when baking and are quite common. Be sure to run your self-cleaning cycle or apply a paste of vinegar and baking soda on spills. Wash your oven racks with hot soapy water as needed.
9. The light fixtures in your home.
These stunning home décor pieces are also perfect for collecting dust, dirt, and bugs. Clean the surfaces of your fixtures carefully with a damp cloth or warm, soapy water and a rag.
10. Your refrigerator coils.
Keep your fridge cooling effectively and decrease the wear and tear when you clean the condenser coils at least twice a year. Unplug the fridge and gently wipe down the coils and fan to do so.
Do you have any spots in your home that you neglect to clean?
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