The 8 home things everyone should clean

No matter how busy people are keeping their home clean is a priority. There is a certain time in the week, devoted to domestic chores. However, many people make a major mistake during the cleaning session. Intentionally or not, we often stick to the same domestic chores, which means that some area of our home remain neglected and the bad thing is that these are sometimes places or item that we constantly use in our daily life. With time they gather a lot of grime and become a home to different types of bacteria. Of course, one shouldn’t get obsessed with cleaning. Including these areas in the cleaning process from time to time is more than enough.


Those are the areas in every home that in my opinion, everyone should clean.

Mattress and pillows

Ideally, the mattresses should be cleaned once in six months. With time, they become a suitable environment for dust mites and bacteria, invisible to the human eye. This may expose the health of your family to a risk of asthma, bronchitis and respiratory infections. The same holds true to the pillows as they collect dead skin, sweat and dirt. Check the labels and wash twice a year as recommended.


Doors and door knobs

If you have kids, the sticky fingers on the doors are certainly not something new. Most of the people wouldn’t bother themselves to wash the doors during the regular cleaning session. Yet, doors and door knobs are constantly touched by at least two people, which means bacteria can easily make its way to them. For this reason, all doors, door handles and knobs should be cleaned once per month.



Unsurprisingly we start with the floor coverings. You may say now that you hoover diligently the carpets every week but the grime can actually be eliminated only through a deep overall cleaning. Whether you will tackle this duty on your own or hire a professional for a carpet cleaning care, I strongly advise you to wash the carpets entirely on regular basis.


Behind and under the fridge

You probably haven’t thought of it but every time you take something out of the fridge or just walk around a lot of small crumbs and dust build up under and the fridge. Next time when you grab the vacuum cleaner, move the fridge and hoover thoroughly the area under it. Don’t miss to hoover also the refrigerator vent. The grime gathered there can make is work less efficiently, which will increase your electricity bill.


Light fixtures

Overhead chandeliers gather dust and dead bugs, which is not only unhealthy but also reduces significantly the light. Clean the light fixtures disconnected from the power supply. Gently remove any parts and wipe them with a damp cloth and soapy water.


Remote Control

Another commonly used device in every home. Staying constantly on the table, the remote control easily becomes covered with dust, which we spread around with our hands. To avoid this, wipe the front and back of the device once per week. Pay special attention to the area between the buttons.


Shower curtains

Due to the moisture in the bathroom, these are a breeding ground for mildew stains. The good news is that you can restore the clean condition of the plastic shower curtains by washing them in the washing machine.


The toothbrush holder

Every time you put your wet toothbrush back in its place, liquid is trickling down to the bottom of the holder, making it humid and dirty. This means that the toothbrush handle is full of bacteria, which easily makes its way to your hands. You should clean with hot water and your preferred solution the toothbrush holder once per week.

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