Spots in Your Home You Forget to Clean

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Everyone knows that you should regularly clean to keep your home looking its best. But there are some spots that tend to be forgotten until they really start to look bad. Here’s a quick list of some of the most commonly neglected areas in your home, and how to quickly get them back into shape.

The kitchen sink 

With all of the mess that can build up in the kitchen sink, it’s easy to forget about cleaning the sink itself. Despite how important and useful a clean sink is, it’s not uncommon to find rust and food debris, hard water stains, soap scum, and general grunge built up on its surface. Though tedious, taking the time to regularly scrub and rinse your kitchen sink with soap and hot water will keep it looking like new for years. Additionally, white vinegar is also a great way to tackle bacteria buildup and leave your sink smelling sparkling fresh.

The top of the fridge

Keeping your fridge clean isn’t always at the top of your priority list, but it’s a chore best done regularly. One of the most neglected areas is the top of the fridge, where dust is prone to accumulate due to the easily overlooked location. In order to preserve your appliance for longer, it’s essential not to forget about wiping down the top of the fridge every once in a while.

Underneath the bed

A dust bunny is a pesky little creature that enjoys hiding in the darkest of corners. And if there’s one place many of them like to flock to more than any other, it’s underneath the bed! Even if your room is usually clean and tidy, you should be vacuuming under there at least every few weeks so that these fluffy critters don’t get too comfortable. After all, nothing ruins a great time for dust bunnies like an energetic vacuum cleaner! 

The light fixtures 

Over time, even the most well-maintained light fixtures can get quite dusty. While it may not seem like a big deal, dust on your light fixtures can affect their function, as well as aggravate your allergies. You can remedy this by making a note to clean your light fixtures every couple of months. Not only will this help maintain the optimal performance of your lights, but it will also help anyone in your home who may be allergic to dust.

The doorknobs 

Doorknobs may seem like an insignificant item, but they can be a source of harmful germs and bacteria. We use them so often that we tend to forget that they need attention now and then. The next time you are in your home, take notice of the doorknobs around you and think about wiping them down with a disinfectant cloth. This simple action could help keep unwelcome viruses out of your space! 

Whether it’s wiping down light fixtures or cleaning the kitchen sink, paying a little more attention to these overlooked spaces will make your home feel cleaner. Taking a moment every few weeks to tidy up these spots can help make your daily cleaning less overwhelming and ensure that you’re keeping your family safe from germs and allergens. Which space in your home could use a little extra attention?

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