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6 Overlooked Tasks You Need in Your Cleaning Routine

Wednesday, April 17, 2019


Keeping your home clean will keep your family healthy by removing dust and allergens from their environment. Here are six areas in your home that are likely to get missed when you go on a deep-cleaning spree.

 
Fan Blades
Dust and debris collect on top of fan blades all winter. When you turn the fan on in the spring, it is likely to spew all of that muck into the air. Cleaning your fan blades is an easy way to reduce the number of allergens in your home. 
Removing this dust will also make parts of your HVAC system, such as your furnace, run more efficiently. If you use a pillowcase to dust the blades, you can catch all of the dirt inside of it, and then wash the case when you're done. 
Vacuum Filters
The filters in your vacuum should be cleaned on a routine basis. They are generally easy to access, and once you knock the big chunks of dust off the outside, most of them can be put through your dishwasher. Clean vacuum filters will reduce the amount of dust and debris floating around in the air after you clean the carpets.
Under Appliances and Furniture
This is a favorite place for dust and dirt to accumulate, especially if you have pets or children. You never know what treasures you will find under there! An agile dust mop can take care of these tight spaces without having to move any heavy objects. 
Small Appliances
Your toaster and coffee maker are constantly in use, but how often do you clean them? The crumb tray in the bottom of your toaster is easy enough to empty out, but make sure you also clean the surface, especially the knobs you touch every morning. 
Your coffee maker is easy enough to clean. Run two cycles of a half and half solution of water and vinegar through your coffee maker to clean out the workings.
Lights and Light Switches
How many times a day does someone touch the light switch? It is probably one of the highest traffic areas in your home and should be treated as such. Wipe them down as often as you think of it. 
While you are thinking about lights, have you noticed they seem dimmer? Take those ceiling light covers down and clean them out! All sorts of bugs and filth get trapped in there. You can clean dust off the bulbs with a soft new paintbrush. 
Toothbrush Holder

Image via Flickr by Marco Verch

Believe it or not, your toothbrush holder is one of the dirtiest places in your house. Every time you flush, there is a potential for aerosolized fecal matter to land on your toothbrush holder. Take extra time to clean this object as often as you can to prevent the germs from the holder making it onto your toothbrush and eventually into your mouth.
The importance of keeping a clean home is understandable when it concerns the health of you and your family. With these tips in mind, you can be sure to reduce hidden dust and germs, ensuring comfort in your living space.


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1 comment:

  1. I just cleaned off my fan a few weeks ago.

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