May 31, 2019

What In Your House Should You Clean More Often than You Do?

As a general rule, people don’t enjoy cleaning their home. That is why most of us try to spend as little time cleaning the home as possible, while keeping it both safe and enjoyable to live in.

If you clean your home weekly, chances are that you focus on vacuuming and dusting most of your rooms, as well as giving your kitchen and bathroom a good scrub. That is really important, but there are other parts of your house, as well as some household items which don’t get cleaned as often, and should be.

We asked cleaning professionals from Big City Maids to share some items they believe should be a regular on your cleaning list.

Light Switches and Door Knobs

If you don’t see the connection between these two items, ask yourself what the first thing you do when you get home is.

More often than not, your reply will be, turn the doorknob and turn on the light. And you do that every time you enter and leave the room, no matter how clean your hands are.

Even if you are very careful about your hand hygiene, after a while, there will be a buildup on your doorknobs and your light switches alike. This buildup is a fantastic home and a breeding ground for bacteria and other germs.

Fortunately, cleaning them is a fairly simple matter. All you need to do is use some rubbing alcohol with a microfiber cloth and the gunk will disappear. Next time, perhaps include these two things onto your cleaning list.

Kitchen Appliances

Yeah, you wash your blender after use, but do you clean all of your appliances? When is the last time you cleaned the outside of your microwave? When did you last move it to clean the underside of it, as well as the counter underneath it?
There is a lot of food and similar perishable residue in your kitchen; that is just the nature of that room. However, just leaving the parts of it unclean is a bad idea, especially since you prepare and maybe even eat your food in that area.

Your Computer and Phone

Whether we like to admit it or not, we spend a lot of our time holding our phones in our hands, or pressed against our faces. We take them everywhere and we use them all the time. Just take some rubbing alcohol and wipe it down with a cloth every once in a while, especially if you notice that it is smudged.

Your computer, although not as heavily used as your phone (unless you work on your computer), still gets a fair share of touching. If you also eat while using your computer, as many of us do, that is just a recipe for a messy computer which you need to clean. Not to mention that it can serve as a repository of dust if you don’t clean it every so often.

Your Bathmat

Bathmats are incredibly useful and may have even saved your life on numerous occasions, when you get out of the shower and not have to step on the slippery and cold tiles. It also needs to absorb a lot of water when you step out of the shower on it.

If it doesn’t have enough time to dry between uses, especially if your bathroom is not ventilated properly, it can become a hotbed of mold and bacterial growth. It would be best to have two of them and use them on a rotation, washing them once a week, according to cleaning experts.

If you haven’t even thought of cleaning some of these items regularly, perhaps it is time to take a more rigorous approach to home cleaning.

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