Cleaning is one of those things that you either do properly or you don’t. The benefits of proper cleaning don’t just include a healthier environment — there is also the fact that, if you don’t wait too long between cleans, your place will be much easier to clean every time. Next time you do a big clean, make sure you hit all those hard-to-reach, dirty areas, and you’ll love knowing that your home is as clean and hygienic as it can be. The following are some areas that often get forgotten in general house cleaning.
Computer mouse and keyboard
When you think about how often you touch your computer’s keyboard and mouse in an average day — even just your home computer — you’ll realise that they are likely swimming in germs. Keep a bottle of computer cleaner handy so that you can give everything a quick wipe over when the day is done. It will only take a minute, and you’ll be eliminating millions of harmful germs and bacteria.
Just because they’re up high doesn’t mean you shouldn’t clean them. Ceiling fans get dirty very quickly and will shower you in a gentle mist of dust unless you clean them once in a while. All you need is a chair, a rag and some soapy water, and your fan will be back to looking like the feature you always intended it to be. If you’re hosting a large event at your home, consider getting commercial cleaning services to clean the fans for you.
Whether it is a huge chandelier or just your regular lighting system, don’t forget your lights when you’re doing your cleaning, as they can get quite grubby over time — especially lamps. All they need is a quick dust, so do it before they get so dusty that your lighting is being affected.
Despite being front and centre in your home, people often fail to clean their doors, and they can become quite grubby quite quickly if overlooked. Considering that they are in contact with people’s hands on a daily basis, doors need a good clean regularly, and your front door should always be looking amazing as the centrepiece of the entrance to your home. When cleaning your doors, don’t forget the sides, top and bottom of the frame, as these are often forgotten and can accumulate quite a lot of dust.
Behind the fridge
Despite being one of the places in your home most in need of regular cleaning, this is an area often skipped in household cleaning. Most fridges these days are easily moved, so all you’ll need to do is roll out the fridge and clean up anything that has started building up behind it. Cleaning behind the fridge is like cleaning the oven in that the more often you do it, the easier it is, so make sure your fridge isn’t hiding a disgusting ecosystem.
It’s not the most fun thing in the world to do, but cleaning your house is important and something that needs to be done regularly. And remember, if you’re going to bother cleaning at all, you might as well do it properly.