Spring is a time for new beginnings, and what better way to start fresh than by giving your home a good cleaning? While most people think of the usual places to the clean-the kitchen, the bathroom, and the living room there are actually quite a few overlooked places that could use some attention. In this blog post, we will discuss some of those places and provide you with tips on how to get them clean!
A commonly overlooked place is the dishwasher. You may think that your dishes are clean after they run through the dishwasher, but it’s actually important to give them an extra rinse or two in order to remove any residue left behind by detergent and hard water minerals.
This will ensure that you have spotless glasses when drinking from them and won’t leave behind any spots on plates or silverware after eating off of them.
Another place that often goes neglected is the outdoor furniture. Whether it’s a patio set, a grill, or just a couple of chairs, these items can quickly become covered in dirt, dust, and cobwebs.
A good way to clean them is by using a garden hose with a spray nozzle attachment. This will allow you to power wash away any grime that has built up over time and leave behind a fresh surface for relaxing or entertaining guests.
The lights in your home are probably the most overlooked places when it comes to cleaning them. This is because we all tend to think that they’re just too high up for us to reach and we don’t have time every day or even every week. However, if you invest in a ladder or step stool with some sort of platform on top so you can stand comfortably while cleaning the lights, then this will make it easier than ever before.
You can either use a damp cloth to wipe away any dust or dirt that has accumulated, or you can spray a window cleaner on a paper towel and give the light fixture a good cleaning.
Just like the light fixtures in your home, door frames are often overlooked. They can quickly accumulate dirt and dust because we tend to wipe our hands on them when entering a room or leaving it. To clean these areas, use an old toothbrush with some all-purpose cleaner on it to get into those hard-to-reach places where grime and dirt like to accumulate.
This is another place that often goes neglected, but it’s actually really easy to clean if you have the right tools. All you need is a toothbrush (or an old brush specifically for this purpose), some baking soda, and some water. Mix the baking soda with just enough water to form a thick paste, then use the toothbrush to apply it to the grout. Let it sit for a few minutes, then scrub it clean with the toothbrush. Be sure to rinse well afterward so that there is no baking soda residue left behind.
The garbage disposal is often one of the dirtiest places in the kitchen, but it’s also one of the easiest to clean. Simply pour a cup or two of ice cubes into the disposal, then turn on the water and let it run for a few minutes. The ice will help dislodge any food particles that are stuck inside and will clean the blades at the same time.
Window tracks are often overlooked because they’re high up and difficult to reach. However, if you use a long-handled duster or a vacuum with a crevice tool attachment, you can easily clean them without having to climb on a ladder. Just be sure to do it regularly, especially if you have pets or small children who like to play near the windows.
If you have throw pillows on your couch, they should be washed every couple of months. This will help keep them looking and smelling fresh without having to buy new ones all the time! Washing them is easy – simply remove any stuffing inside first and then put both pillowcases into a laundry bag before washing in cold water with gentle detergent. Air dry them afterward, and they’ll be good as new.
Curtains tend to get dusty, so it’s a good idea to wash them at least once every few months. Just pop them into the washing machine on a gentle cycle with some mild detergent and let them dry naturally afterward.
Draperies are another item that often goes unnoticed when cleaning around the house; however they can collect dust over time which may cause allergies if left unchecked! To clean these items simply remove them from their hooks and place them in a laundry bag before washing with cold water detergent on a gentle cycle. Air dry afterwards so they don’t shrink or wrinkle too much while drying.
As you can see there are many overlooked places around your home that could use some attention from time to time. Now that you know about them, make it a point to clean them on a regular basis and your home will be much cleaner and healthier for it! You can also use this as a spring cleaning checklist to make sure you haven’t missed any spots!