We mop the floors, vacuum the rugs, clean the toilet and scrub the tub – basic household maintenance that keeps our homes in relatively working order. Some of us are more thorough housekeepers than others, but generally we have the same priorities when it comes to cleaning.
However, a lot of us miss places in the home we might not think of that can get surprisingly icky and become actual health hazards. So next time you’re dusting the bookshelves, you may want to consider these additional nooks and crannies:
Ironically, the place we go to clean our hands and dishes is often the filthiest place in the home. Try using an abrasive cleaner or a mixture of baking soda and vinegar to remove residue and bacteria.
BEDDING & PILLOWS:
Our bodies leave oils and dead skin cells on the sheets and pillows. In addition to turning your mattress, it might help to also vacuum the surface and sprinkle a little baking soda. Air out your pillows, or if possible wash them before replacing with clean slips.
Mineral deposits from water – especially if your H2O is hard – can leave deposits and clog the flow. A great trick is to use hot water and the trusty vinegar again; for metal showerheads, boil and then simmer in a pot on the stove. Plastic showerheads should be soaked in the hot vinegar/water solution.
We spend a lot of time on our phones, tablets, keyboards and remotes, which leaves a lot of dirt and bacteria that can build up on the surfaces and crevices. Using a cotton ball dampened with rubbing alcohol will clean your keyboard and remote thoroughly. For your screens, the best method is regular cleaning with a slightly dampened microfiber cloth.
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