If you don’t have the luxury of time to do a thorough deep cleaning, you can always book a housekeeper to do the job for you. A professional housekeeper has the knowhow and equipment to ensure that every nook and cranny of your home is free from dirt and grime.
To maintain a clean, healthy, and safe home, consider these methods when “confronting” the dirtiest spots in your dwelling place:
1. Light fixtures
Dim lights don’t always mean that you need to change the bulbs.
Often, light fixtures become loaded with dust, dander, and other airborne filth, making them lose their natural brightness and shine. At least once every week, take down your light fixtures and wipe them clean using a cleaning solution.
You may already be cleaning the rim and the inside bowl of your toilet. However, it’s also equally significant to clean the toilet body.
Use bleach to clean your toilet and make sure to include the following parts:
- Walls behind the toilet
- Inside of the tank
- Entire external toilet body
- Toilet seat
Staying mindful about cleaning other parts of the toilet is essential to prevent bacterial growth.
3. Computer keyboard
A computer keyboard can harbor germs easily especially if you have the habit of eating at your desk and working without washing your hands. To avoid the potential spread of germs and bacteria, make sure to wash your hands and let everyone in the family do the same before using the computer.
Vacuum your keyboard often to remove stuck debris, and gently wipe it with an alcohol-based solution on a regular basis.
4. Toothbrush and toothbrush holder
It may be ironic, but the tool you use to clean your mouth can also accumulate bacteria.
Make sure to clean your toothbrush properly every after use and replace it as often as you can. Also, store your toothbrush in a place where it can get dry after each use.
Clean your toothbrush holder in the dishwasher at least once a week. By doing so, you can eliminate the possibility of germ build-up.
As one of the most used areas in your home, a kitchen sink is a cesspool for all kinds of bacteria. With old veggies, raw meat, and leftovers passing through this area, you should take the time to disinfect and wipe down your sink properly every day.
Once a day, wash your sink with bleach or baking soda and white vinegar solution. Most importantly, don’t forget to replace kitchen rags and sponges as often as you can.
6. Bath mats
A wet, dirty bath mat can attract mold growth. Always hang your mat after each shower or bath to keep it dry. Clean your bath mat at least once a week to remove stuck dirt and grime.
7. Remote control
Everyone in the home uses the remote control, which means it carries bacteria from different persons. Make it a habit to wipe down your remote using antibacterial wipes.
It’s important to keep your remote control as clean as possible especially since it is highly likely that different family members will be touching it, making it easier to spread germs if it is left unclean.
Warm water in your tub is a secret breeding ground for mold and bacteria.
See to it that you sanitize your tub by spraying it down with a cleanser after every use. A bleach-based cleaner is an effective disinfectant. Make sure to rinse after use and wipe down any remaining damp spots.
9. Knobs and door handles
Germs can thrive for two days on your door knobs and handles.
Spend at least a few seconds each day to wipe all handles around your house, particularly those that get used the most. This includes:
- Cabinet pulls
- Refrigerator handles
- Bathroom knobs
- Front door handles
Walls and windows are prone to collecting dust, pet dander, and other airborne allergens.
Give your walls a good scrubbing and wipe off any dust accumulation on your windows using a soft cloth.
A clean home is a healthy home Keeping a clean home is a constant struggle.
If you want to relax instead of spending your time dealing with all of the aforementioned filthy spots, consider hiring a cleaning service. This way, you can enjoy your spare time more while maintaining a clean and healthy home.
Mohamed Samad is the Founder & CEO of Matic Services. He started the company in 2016 after a series of small start-ups within the home services sector. Prior to that, Mohamed was Vice President at Greenstone Equity Partners, where he spent 24 months building the UAE business from 2011-2013 with its founder.