Last Updated on December 1, 2020
Whether you engage in house cleaning every single day, or you deem it a weekly task, chances are there are some places and objects you don’t pay as much attention to as you should. Unfortunately, some of the things you don’t clean in your house as often as you should also tend to be some of the germiest surfaces. So, to help you improve your home hygiene, we compiled a list of things you should clean in your home with extra detail. Grab your cleaning products, and let’s get to work, shall we?
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1. Door And Window Tracks
Next time you engage in window cleaning, do not forget about the window tracks. It can be hard to clean the window and door tracks properly, but if you don’t do it often enough, chances are that these tracks will accumulate a lot of debris, dead bugs, and dust mites. As a result, you might become more vulnerable to respiratory bugs and colds. To properly clean your door and window tracks, start by removing the larger pieces of debris using a vacuum cleaner. Then, spray the remaining stuck dirt with a bit of water, and let it sit. Then, to give it a final touch, you can use a toothbrush cleaner – it fits the crack perfectly, thus providing you with the perfect tool to eliminate any stuck dirt.
2. Electronic Devices
Let’s think about kitchen cleaning: do you clean all of the appliances in your kitchen? And if you do, do you apply those same criteria to all the other electronic devices in your home? Whether it’s your video game controller, your remote control, or even your cellphone, every electronic device you use daily should also be cleaned and disinfected frequently. Everything you touch will harbor germs and bacteria because your hands are the best vehicle for… germs and bacteria. Studies have shown that your cellphone can have 18 times more bacteria when compared to toilet handles. Shocking, right? Wash your hands frequently throughout the day, and don’t forget to disinfect your everyday electronics. The best cleaning product to have at hand at all times are disinfecting wipes, but when you are at home, you can use a mix of 50% water and 50% alcohol and gently clean your electronics with a soft microfiber cloth.
3. Ceiling Fan
Ceiling fans are usually out of sight, and because of that, we seem to forget about them completely. However, if you neglect the cleaning of your ceiling fan, chances are that dust will start to accumulate into a thick layer. Then, every time you use your fan, the dust particles will spread, causing allergies and sinus infections. Plus, if the fan spreads dust around your house, you will have a lot more trouble with your cleaning routine. But don’t worry, we have an easy cleaning tip to offer! Take a pillowcase and spray the inside with a mix of water and two tablespoons of white vinegar. Get on a ladder, and insert the blades into the pillowcase, one by one. Then, drag the pillowcase across the surface of the blade, and there you go, your ceiling fan will be looking as good as new.
You will probably be shocked about how dirty something you use to clean your teeth can actually be. Everyone rinses their toothbrush after brushing their teeth, and then they leave it there, damp. Well, this moisty environment you have just created is the perfect nest for bacteria to grow. But this is not even the worst. Every single time you flush your toilet, tiny particles, bacteria, and germs are sprayed right onto the air, and they might cling to your toothbrush. Gross, right? The best alternative is to keep your toothbrush as far away from your toilet as possible and to allow it to air out after you use it. Plus, you should replace your toothbrush every three months and close your toilet before you flush it.
5. Handles, Light Switches, And Doorknobs
Doorknobs, handles, and light switches… What do these three things have in common? We’ll tell you what – hands touching them at all times. These are probably the last things you think about during your cleaning routine, and ironically, these are probably the surfaces you should be more worried about. Because these surfaces are touched by many different hands, they easily become a paradise for germs. Luckily, both doorknobs, handles, and light switches are easy to disinfect. Just don’t forget about them next time you clean your home.