Spring is in full blast and summer is right around the corner. Have you done your spring cleaning yet?
Yes? Good job! No? Well, what are your waiting for?
I have a few important reminders of things in our home we tend to overlook. The five areas in our home we forget to clean that need attention more often than you would think:
- Bathroom rugs – They don’t have a chance to dry out well between uses which means mold and mildew tend to grow easily. And, if you are anything like me, shedding hair sticks to the rugs and makes them gross. Try to make it a habit to throw them in with your weekly laundry load as they get as dirty as your towels do.
- Air vents – Be sure to change your HVAC filters every three months. The vent itself gets dusty too. Use your vacuum cleaner’s bristle attachment to clean it monthly. If it gets too dusty and dirty, unscrew it from the wall and hose it off. The air ducts need servicing every three to five years as well for optimal performance.
- Door knobs, light switches and outlets – Because everyone is touching them, they are one of the dirtiest places in the home. Regular hand washing isn’t enough to stop this form of germ breeding from occurring. But, never fear, cleaning them is quite easy. Just spray a bit of thieves cleaner and wipe it with a microfiber cloth. Doing this weekly will help you keep germs at bay.
- Blinds and curtains – They collect dust and dirt easily. Although weekly dusting or vacuuming with the brush attachment is helpful, it isn’t enough. During your spring and fall cleanings, take them down and wash or dry clean them.
- Ceiling fans – Although it can be intimidating, it must get done. These fixtures hide lots of dirt and dust. The longer it sits the more of a chance of dust mites which can contribute to allergies and sinus infections. There are quite a few long handled dusters to make this task easier. Add them to your monthly cleaning schedule.
Do you regularly clean any of these things right now? What other places in your home do you forget to clean?
Until next time,