Everybody wants a clean and tidy home. If your house is free of dust, dirt, and germs, this can greatly benefit both the household and the environment.
However, cleaning is a laborious chore for most individuals. If you don’t have the proper knowledge and skill, or the willingness, to clean, your efforts can be useless. And even if you do like cleaning a lot or you have enough resources, there may still be spots that you miss.
That’s why hiring professional cleaners in Dubai is highly recommended. Our cleaning pros know exactly how to make your property dust-free and germ-free, from the ground to the ceiling, and from outdoors to indoors.
Here are the eight most neglected spots in your home that attract dirt and germs, plus tips to make them spotless.
1. Knobs and switches
Everybody touches the door knobs and switches upon entering and exiting a room, which makes these some of the dirtiest things in your house. Although your front door is highly prone to bacteria, you should remember to clean all the doorknobs as well, even in rooms that are infrequently used.
So during your cleaning routine, make sure to wipe all the knobs and switches with a disinfectant not only to remove dirt, but also to prevent germs from multiplying.
Most people often miss cleaning their baseboards because these areas are close to the ground. The floors can be kept clean at all times, but the baseboards usually catch as much grime and dirt as the floors do, especially when you have kids and pets always running around your house, but they don’t always get as much attention.
To clean baseboards, vacuum up the dust, debris, and hair with a hairbrush attachment, then use a microfiber towel to scrub these with an all-purpose cleaner. But remember not to scrub it too hard so as not to remove the paint.
Cleaning your baseboards regularly makes a big difference in your home’s cleanliness. You won’t realize how huge its effect is until you wipe down your baseboard. So make sure to add this to your cleaning checklist.
3. Ceiling fans
Just because these fans are installed in your ceilings, and you can’t see the accumulated dust and dirt, does not mean that you shouldn’t clean them regularly. If you leave the dust untouched, mites will move in. And once you turn on the fans, these biting insects with loose dust will be scattered all over the room and your house, causing irritation to you and your family.
So make sure to use a ladder during your cleaning schedule to reach your ceiling fans and wipe these with a piece of microfiber soaked in water and dish soap solution. After cleaning every blade, don’t forget to rinse the cloth.
Your bathroom is one of the areas in your home that is prone to mold buildup, including the showerhead. Also, this can get clogged with bacteria and lime. This is why you have to clean showerheads at least once each month.
You do not need to remove the showerhead to make it sparkling. You can pour a mixture of water and vinegar (one-half cup each) into a zip-lock bag and place the showerhead in it. Secure it using a rubber band or a hair elastic. Soak it for a minimum of 10 minutes before scrubbing and rinsing it.
5. Window blinds
Your blinds collect dust and dirt each time you open your windows to let the cool breeze in. So make sure to clean these regularly to prevent allergies from attacking.
If you have horizontal blinds, you must turn them to expose the dust. Use dusters specially designed for the type of blinds you have to prevent damage. You can also use a spray bottle with a mixture of vinegar and water. Make sure to dry the blinds completely after cleaning.
6. Mattresses and pillows
Your mattress should be flipped over and cleaned at least twice a year, and your bed pillows, every three months. This will prevent dust mites and bacteria from multiplying.
You can use a vacuum to clean both your mattress and pillows. If possible, you should wash your bed pillows every six months to get rid of the dead skin that rubs off while you’re asleep, and drool stains. Of course, don’t forget to wash your bed cover and pillowcases regularly.
Your faucets, especially in the kitchen, can get nasty without you even noticing it. Look underneath your faucet and you will surely notice lime and mildew buildup. These contaminants can transfer to the water you use for cooking, drinking and hand washing if you don’t get rid of them instantly.
To clean your faucet, tie a bag of vinegar around it and use a rubber band to secure it. Leave it there for 30 minutes before scrubbing and rinsing it. You have to clean your faucets monthly or whenever necessary.
You may be cleaning your stove top often because you cook regularly, but you neglect to clean the handles of your appliances, including the fridge, washer, dryer, and oven.
Apart from cleaning the exterior of your appliances, you must also keep the inside area clean, especially the oven racks. Plenty of dirt, dust, and food debris can accumulate inside your oven, fridge and other appliances. The same is true with the areas behind the dryer and washing machine. Thus, take time to clean these neglected areas regularly.
House cleaning will take time, practice, and skill to be effective. It seems challenging, but if you know where and how to clean these often overlooked spots, you can achieve a truly tidy and organized home. Also, you must invest in our residential cleaning services to keep your abode clean and healthy at all times.