Cleaning doesn’t have to be a chore you hate. Rather, it can be a cathartic activity, and you get to experience cleanliness as the end result. (Who doesn’t want that?) Still, your anxiety may shoot the roof if you ignore these surprising areas to clean in your home. You’ll never have peace of mind knowing there’s dust lurking behind every corner.
Sure, we’ve all cleaned the inside of our ovens and fridges. However, how many of us clean behind these items? Since appliances rarely move, it’s wise to move them yourself at least twice a year. You’ll be shocked to see how much dust is behind there, so be sure to wear gloves.
Doorknobs and Light Switches
COVID-19 has shown us all how many germs actually live among us, and our home’s doorknobs and light switches are incredibly prone to germ buildup. To clean these surprisingly germ-ridden areas, use a disinfecting wipe to remove any germs. Then, clean them once a week to ensure everyone stays safe.
Egress Window Well
Some people will need to clean their egress window well. These areas help protect basements from Mother Nature and pesky critters. Since you can see inside, it’s best to clean them as much as possible. Remove any debris with a vacuum and get rid of moisture to avoid mildew buildup.
Ceiling fans are great during the spring and summer because they keep us cool. Though, dust mites and other things may be flying around every time you turn it on. So, get on a stepstool and dust the fan. That way you can get a refreshing breeze without feeling the consequences.
Cleaning can be fun if you commit to it. Throw on some tunes and sing along while you’re scrubbing. Remember these areas on your list! Even though most of these items are underwhelming, they still contain plenty of germs.