Everyone wants a nice clean home, but it the whole cleaning process is a bit like Marmite, you either love cleaning or hate it. Regardless of which side of the fence you sit on, it is something that needs to be done. We all know the basics: vacuuming, dusting, washing the dishes etc. but what about those often-forgotten areas. These are the spots in your home that go unnoticed, slipping through the cracks on chore day.
In this article, we are going to help you tackle that now and reveal some of the overlooked cleaning spots in your home – and do not worry; you are not the only one who misses these.
Whether you clean your house yourself, have the support of an expert such as Molly Maid cleaners or haven’t done a day of cleaning in your life, take on these tips to ensure no spots get overlooked.
The extractor fan
The kitchen is one place where harmful bacteria lurks. We know not to let plates of dirty washing pile up, and we know to wipe down the surfaces after food has been on them. But what about the extractor fan? When was the last time you gave that a clean? The more you cook, the more grease and grime build-up, blocking the filters and therefore stopping the fan from working as it should. And if the extractor fan is not, well, extracting, the smoke and grease emitting from your food will cling the walls, your clothes, and any other surfaces it can get to.
Door handles and switches
We are all aware of the bacteria lying on door handles and switches in public, but how mindful are you of the handles in your own home? Recently, we have all become more conscious with where we put our hands and how often we clean them, but before this, door handles and light switches were long forgotten about when doing the weekly house clean. A quick wipe down with some disinfectant will do the job of killing harmful bacteria.
Did you know that your telephone can harbour 18 times more grime than your toilet seat? Do you still want to put it up to your face? Use an antibacterial wipe to clean any germs and bacteria which have found a home on your phone.
Ceiling fans are there to create a slight breeze through the house – great if you live in a warm climate or your home’s insulation is fantastic – but these fans can also contribute to the spread of dust particles and dirt. This is easy to look over because unless it is to dust away any cobwebs, it’s unlikely that you’re going to look up and think to give the blades a wipe. Next time you have the duster give them a quick once over.
When you think of places that need to be cleaned you think about the bathroom and the kitchen – you never think about the remote control. Falling into the hands of a few different people each day, it’s easy to see how the remote can become a breeding ground for germs. It’s straightforward to clean and it’s recommended that you do this once a month – at least.