Here you will find a cleaning checklist of places in our homes that are often overlooked. Take a peek and you are sure to be surprised at how badly these nook and crannies need a good wipe down.
You know that toothbrush holders can get unpleasantly sticky from dripping toothpaste residue? To clean the toothbrush holder, simply put it in the dishwasher or soak it in hot soapy water.
Drapes and Blinds
Unfortunately, dust accumulates too quickly. To clean your plastic or metal blinds, you can use an all-purpose cleaner and wipe with a damp rag or cloth. For fabric blinds, use a microfiber cloth. If your blinds are wooden, then use a cloth dampened in water only.
Drapes and fabric shower curtains can be tossed in the washing machine but make sure to read the tag for instructions. For plastic curtains, wipe or hand wash in the tub.
Tops of Appliances
Many people ignore the tops of appliances. Out of sight, out of mind, right? However, they can be dust and grease magnets. Wipe down the top of your microwave or fridge while cleaning the sides and fronts. And while you are still at it, do not forget to clean in between counters and appliances. If you find all this difficult you can always hire a professional end of tenancy cleaning service.
Bottoms of Rugs
It is a good idea to vacuum both sides of your rugs from time to time because dirt also accumulates on the bottom.
Many people put their handbags down on the floor, making them a magnet for grime and germs. You need to learn how to clean your handbags. You can either use a natural cleanser and wash by hand. To ensure no mustiness, dry quickly. Or, you can also check the website of the manufacturer for more detailed information.
Cleaners must also be cleaned! Rags, mop heads and washcloths can be washed in hot water. For kitchen sponges, soak in a water-vinegar mixture. Do not forget to vacuum filters at least once per every three months.
Can you think of how many times a day you and your family touch the remote control? With all those hands using it, your remote can get pretty dirty. Make sure to wipe it down with a damp vinegar-soaked towel or cloth.
Garbage Can and Compost Bins
You should make cleaning those part of your regular cleaning routine. Wash them with hot soapy water and let dry in the sun. To absorb bad odours, sprinkle some baking soda at the bottom.