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Housekeeping Tips: 5 Home Cleaning Tasks You’re Probably Forgetting

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Housekeeping Tips

Americans spend about six hours each week cleaning their homes, but is that enough? One study found nearly 340 different bacterial isolates in a home on 30 various objects.

It’s hard to clean every inch of your home, and there are probably some areas you never touch or even forget about. Try these housekeeping tips to make your home cleaner than ever before.

1. Disinfect and Clean Trash Cans

Even if you regularly line your garbage cans, they can still get pretty gross. Crumbs and other icky things can make their way outside of the lining. The top can even get a coating of food remains.

You should scrub down the interior with a mix of bleach and soap to sanitize your trash cans. Be sure you wear gloves and old clothes because bleach can stain your clothing.

Make sure the can is dry and sprinkle some baking soda at the bottom before you add another bag.

2. Scrub Your Appliances

It’s important to pay attention to your appliances in addition to wiping them off after cooking.

Brew a vinegar-water solution in your coffee pot to refresh the taste and remove any grime.

Clean your dishwasher by placing a glass cup with white vinegar and run an entire cycle by itself on the highest setting. You can also heat a bowl of water for three minutes in the microwave. The steam will help remove any caked-on food.

Don’t forget to clean the top of your fridge. You also need to pull out your stove and fridge to clean underneath.

Fireplaces are as important as your furnace. Make sure you hire a chimney sweep to inspect your chimney and keep it clean to prevent a fire.

3. Wipe Doors, Doorknobs, Switch Plates, and Trim

The doors and doorknobs are an easy area to forget. These objects get grimy and greasy over time. Use a disinfectant wipe to remove dirt off of knobs and switch plates.

Use a damp cloth to wipe doors and trim.

4. Wipe Off Fans and Light Fixtures

You may wipe off lamps that you see by your bed or in your living room, but what about the lights overhead? Ceiling fixtures collect dust and bugs!

Make sure all the lights are off before you remove the fixtures. Give them a rinse with soapy water and dry them off with a cloth. Use a damp towel for recessed lights.

Use a dusting wand for ceiling fans at least twice a month. If you have a ceiling fan in the kitchen, you will need to use a damp cloth to remove the grease. You’ll also probably need a ladder or step stool.

5. Vacuum Upholstery

Don’t forget to vacuum your upholstery items, like your chairs, sofas, mattresses, and love seats. You can spot clean them with a wet rag. You may be able to toss curtains or slipcovers in the washing machine.

Use These Housekeeping Tips For A Cleaner Home Today!

Don’t forget these housekeeping tips when you get ready to clean your house. Be sure you get all those forgotten spots that you might have overlooked in the past.

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