You clean your home regularly, making sure the dishes are done the floors are swept or vacuumed and the bathroom is clean. Your hope is that the laundry isn’t piling up to much too and after all that there are things that you might have overlooked in cleaning. This can be frustrating, but don’t worry. There is hope for the busy person, stay-at-home mom or the single person just trying to keep up daily. Here are some areas in your home that you might have missed.
These are often overlooked and are some of the dirtiest spots in your home. You’re always touching them multiple times per day and night, getting bacteria on them and yet you don’t bother to clean them often. Walk around your home with a disinfecting wipe and wipe down all the light switches in your home. I bet you will be surprised at how dirty they are and the germs that you are killing in the process.
Do you like fresh air in your home? How often do you clean your window screens? If you haven’t touched them for a long time, think about the amount of dirt that is being pushed into your home each time the wind blows. All it takes is some soap and water to gently scrub your screen free from dirt and grime. You’ll be able to see a little better and have less dust in your home.
Do you take the trash out daily or weekly? When you empty the trash do you every clean the trash can? If you don’t, then you are leaving behind bacteria and odors to stink up your home. To get your trash can clean, take it outside and user dishsoap and baking soda to clean and remove the smell. You can also use some white vinegar to clean and disinfect the trash can.
If you’ve never cleaned behind the coffee maker, toaster, blender or your refrigerator, then it’s time. Move them out from their spot and you’ll be surprised at how much dirt, food, grime is resting there collecting bugs and germs. This is one of the top missed spots in the kitchen.
Does your washing machine smell a little funky? It may due to the problem that you may have never cleaned the washer machine. Yes, they do need cleaning too! Get some baking soda and white vinegar and pour two cups of vinegar and 1 cup of baking soda in and run a regular cycle. The funk smell will be gone.
This is another appliance in your home that you use every day, but how often do you clean it? It may also smell a little funky. Get some lemon juice, white vinegar and baking soda. Run a regular wash cycle with these ingredients and the funky smell should go away.