Most people are pretty good about wiping down the counters, taking out the trash, maybe mopping the floors. But there are lots of little things in your home that you should definitely be cleaning more often.
Here are the 6 things you’ve probably been skipping:
1. Trash Can
Your trash can is probably one of the dirtiest places in your home – because it’s where you keep your garbage! Clean and disinfect your trash can regularly to keep your kitchen from building up germs.
Your couch can accumulate all the dirt from your clothes and all the crumbs from your snacks, making it one of the dirtiest pieces of furniture in your home. Vacuum your couch regularly, and don’t forget underneath the cushions.
3. Kitchen Sink
Dirty dishes, pots, utensils, food scraps – it’s easy for lots of bacteria to build up in your kitchen sink. And that’s where you clean your food and plates you eat on! Clean your sink regularly using an all-purpose cleaner.
4. Doorknobs and light switches
These are some of the most-touched places in your home. Even if you wash your hands regularly, it’s easy for oil and germs to build up here. Make sure you wipe these down regularly with a disinfecting solution.
5. Shower and shower curtain
Moist environments are ideal growing conditions for mildew and mold. Thoroughly clean your shower by wiping down walls, floor or tub, and door or shower curtain with a cleaning solution. Don’t forget to clean the grout with a brush.
Baseboards can be magnets for dirt and dust, and most homeowners can forget to clean them regularly. Use a vacuum with a brush attachment to clean your baseboards. If there are any scuffs, you can take care of them with a damp sponge or Magic Eraser.