7 Everyday Things You're Probably Forgetting to Clean (Yes, We're Guilty, Too!)
Have YOU ever cleaned the remote control?
When you’re cleaning your house (which if you’re like me is right before friends arrive), you probably do the basics: Vacuum the carpet, clean the toilets, possibly mop if you’re ambitious…the list goes on. But what about those places that rarely (if ever) get cleaned? Thankfully, we’re here to help.
From your TV remote to ceiling fans (hint: just turning it on doesn’t do the trick), check out this video of seven things around your house you should clean more – plus, how to do it!
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Kitchen: Sink Area
Raw meat, raw fish, what’s left of dinner — the sink has plenty of growing bacteria. Give it a scrub with baking soda, then follow up with a white vinegar soak. Add a few tablespoons of vinegar to warm water, or place vinegar-saturated paper towels in the sink for 15 minutes to completely sanitize.
Every Room: The Walls
While you're at it, go ahead and give all of your walls a good scrubbing. Wipe off any loose dust with a soft cloth, then gently scrub off any dirt with an all-purpose cleaner that's safe for your walls. (Test in an inconspicuous area first if you’re unsure.) Don’t forget the molding!
Kitchen: Garbage Disposal
The garbage disposal can also produce a foul odor if not cleaned regularly. Pour half a cup of baking soda down the drain followed by a cup of vinegar. Let the mixture bubble for a few minutes; then pour a bucket of hot water down the drain to rinse. Grind half a lemon in the disposal for extra cleaning power and a fresh scent.
Home Office: Computer Keyboard
You touch your face. You type an email. You reach for your lunch. You type a report. You get the idea. To clean your computer's keyboard, unplug it first. Next, gently wipe with a 1:1 mixture of rubbing alcohol and water, but make sure not to get your keyboard too wet.
Ready to go on a cleaning binge? Check out our list of more places you might be missing.