Most people have a decent idea of the basics of keeping a clean home (even if all don’t always want to work to!). While there are several great cleaning products to help with a myriad of keeping your home clean, there are items in your home you might not always think about cleaning. Below you will find tips of 10 of these items.
- Bath Mats: They can easily develop mildew when left damp and are a natural resting place for dirt and germs. The best way to clean bath mats is run them through the washing machine with warm water.
- Dishwasher: Dirt, food, and germs will build up over time leaving an odor and keeping the machine from working properly. The best solution is to remove the filter, soak, and clean. Then run a heavy cycle with vinegar and the leave baking soda in over night before running the machine again.
- Ceiling Fans: Dust and dirt accumulate on the blades which serves to circulate them around the room. One solution is to fill a garbage bag with white vinegar, then put bag around each blade. Then wipe.
- Kitchen Range Hood Filter: The hood circulates air during cooking while the filter collects grease and particles. The solution is to remove the filter from the hood, and “swish” in a sink of hot, soapy water. Rinse thoroughly.
- Light Fixtures: Collects dusts, which can dim light bulbs as much as 30%. Make sure to power the light off, and clean carefully with a damp cloth.
- Shower Head: Build up will diminish water pressure. It is best to remove the shower head and soak in white vinegar.
- Toilet: Clearly, the toilet can be an area where bacteria congregate. Use a toilet bowl cleaner and brush on the inside. An anti bacterial disinfectant on the outside will do the trick.
- Kitchen Cabinets: They can collect dirt, germs, and grease from cooking. It is best to wipe down with a manufacturer recommended cleaning product.