Whenever it comes to cleaning, it may seem like an easy job. However, there are quite a lot of places that we often leave behind and don’t remember to clean. However, to help you out, I am going to talk about 10+ Dirty Places You’re Forgetting To Clean In Your Home.
So you can clean every area of your home and stay in a healthy environment. So let’s just head into the topic without wasting much of the time:
1. Under the Furniture
Most of us only clean the furniture when it is dirty and to clean the furniture all we do is run a hand vacuum over it or wipe them using a piece of cloth only. It is pretty much enough to clean the furniture. However, when was the last time you actually looked under the furniture? The downside of the furniture may not seem like an important place to clean. But you will find lots of dust in there. And this one of the most common places that we forget to clean.
However, you can easily clean the area by lifting the furniture up (you might need someone’s help). Or you can use your vacuum cleaner to do the job. It won’t take much time.
Pillows are also one of the dirty places that we often forget to clean in our home. We often wash our pillow covers. But, when it comes to washing pillows, I think most of us never thought of doing it. Well, you must know that most of the pillows need to be washed every three to six months. Even there are pillows that are made with synthetic materials, and they are easy to clean. One of the main reasons why you should clean your pillows is that they collect germs, dust particles, and other kinds of things that you don’t want to sleep on.
To clean your pillows, you can use the washing machine, or you can do it by your hands. Simply remove the pillow cover and wash it using hot water and detergent.
3. Indoor Plants
Do you have indoor plants in your home? If yes, then there is a high chance that you forget to clean them. No matter if you have real or fake indoor plants, they are collecting quite a lot of dust, and you need to pay attention to them.
The thing with outdoor plants is that they do get regular cleaning from the wind and rain. But this is not the same case with the indoor plants. So you have to clean them.
However, the good part is that cleaning them is not a tough job. All you have to do is shower your plants once a while. For fake plants, you can simply wipe them up.
Doorknobs are one of the most common things that you touch every day. Even it is the most common thing that constantly gets human contact with human hands. And as a result, it absorbs all the germs that a human hand has. And this is the reason why you need to clean them regularly. So you can stay away from all the germs.
However, the good part is that cleaning them is not hard at all. You can use some cleaning solution and wipe up all the Doorknobs in your home. Be it cupboard knob, doorknob, or any other thing. Clean everything.
5. Light Switches
Just like the Doorknobs, Light Switches are also one of the most common things that gets a regular human touch. And as a result, it also observes germs from the human hands. Plus, they do not get cleaned too often. So it would be a good idea to clean all the light switches that you have at your home.
To clean your light switches, you can use nail polish remover, which is a complex chemical solution. Along with that, use a cotton bud and slowly clean all the dust out of the switches.
6. Toothbrush Holder
Toothbrush holders are also one of the main collectors of germs in many households. And the thing is that we do not even pay attention to it as often as we should. Toothbrush holders need to be cleaned once in a week, at least.
However, the good part is that cleaning a toothbrush holder is not a tough job as it seems. You can use a regular dishwasher for the job. Or you can use dish soap and sanitizing solutions to clean the toothbrush holder, and you are all done.
7. Above Your Kitchen Cabinets
Are you looking above your Kitchen Cabinets? If not, then you definitely should. Usually, this is the place where you will find all the insects like spiders or cockroaches hiding in. Also it collects a hell lot of dust. We often forget about cleaning this area, but it is never late so you should go and clean it up. Make sure to clean the area at least once in a month.
Cleaning Above Your Kitchen Cabinets can be a hard task. You can use a small hand broom for the job. This will help you to clean up all the dust easily. Even you can use a wet piece of cloth to mop the area.
8. The Walls Around Your Toilet
The toilet is one of the most used places in your home. And as you know, that toilet is the house of most of the germs. Although we do our best to keep our toilet clean. But have you ever looked around the walls around your toilet? If you did, you would find yellow spots here and there. And this is something that most of us forget to clean.
Cleaning this part of the area will be a pretty hard task. But you can use some toilets cleaning materials and spray it over the areas. After that, you can simply wipe them off, and you are good to go.
Your floor can be clean and shiny. But have you ever paid attention to the baseboards? You can easily find lots of dust and dirt in there. Even you must pay extra attention to the baseboards in your kitchen. Because they collect a lot of food waste, and you need to clean them at least once a week.
Cleaning the baseboard is not a tough task. You can use a vacuum cleaner to do the job. Or for harder dirt, you can wipe them using a cleaning solution.
10. Remote Controls
You will also need to pay special attention to the remote controls in your home. Be it a TV remote, AC remote, or anything. The thing with remotes is that they get a lot of human touches. And as a result, it collects a lot of germs and even dust. So you need to clean your remote controls from time to time. So you can prevent germs from spreading.
To clean the remotes, you have to take off the batteries. Then dip a cotton cloth into rubbing alcohol, or you can use nail polish remover. Then wipe down the entire surface of the remote. Make sure not to use water at all. As it could damage your remote controller.
The thing with computer keyboards is that they attract a lot of dust. And you have to clean them up regularly too. Small particles of dust easily get stuck underneath the keyboard keys. And you obviously do not want to touch a dirty keyboard. These dust and dirt also prevent your keyboard from working properly.
To clean your keyboard, you can simply run vacuum cleaner over the keyboard with lower suction settings. Else, the keys might get detached from the keyboard.
12. Trash Can
A trash can is where all the garbage gets stored. Most of us, use plastic inside our trash can. So we can easily take out the garbage and dispose of it. However, we often forget to clean the trash can only. And you should clean your trash can once in a while as it contains a lot of germs.
To clean your trash can you can use dish soap water and clean it off. Or you can use some cleaning solutions and wipe the complete area.
So these are the 10+ Dirty Places You’re Forgetting To Clean In Your Home. I hope next time when you will be cleaning your home, you would pay attention to these things.