Usually, kitchens and bathrooms are two of the dirtiest places in your home, given the foot traffic and activities associated with them.
But did you know that other spots of your house can be almost equally as dirty? Some examples are your entrance area, bedroom, or living room—that is if they’re not cleaned regularly.
Now, let’s delve into more of these below. Our simple guide can help you keep your valued house spotless and healthy all the time for your family and pets!
We enter the bathroom every time whenever we get home or go out. In the process, we mostly turn on the light switch with grimy fingers, open the faucet, and put our hands under running water.
Not to mention, our shoes or slippers accumulate dirt from having traversed outside and many areas of the home. So every bathroom is crawling with bacteria and dirt invisible to the naked eye.
Therefore, when you clean your bathroom, you have to focus on all of those things—the switch, faucet, bathroom sink, and others like the toilet and shower.
You can use disinfectant wipes on them for instant bacteria kill or spray them with a natural homemade cleaning agent. Also, make sure to replace the hand towel a few times in the week, and clean bath towels and shower mats in hot water and let them dry completely.
Furthermore, clean the tiles and grout, shower walls, soap scum, and toilet frame often.
A kitchen has to be kept clean every day after using it. The reason it’s one of the dirtiest places at home is it produces heat, moisture, and can have spilt food on the floor or rotten food in the bin.
It’s no question that the kitchen is teeming with harmful bacteria like salmonella or E. coli. So have your disinfectant wipes, mop, and dish detergent ready because you will be using them a lot.
Though it is your sanctuary, the bedroom can be very dirty as we stay and sleep here longer than in any other room.
Your bedsheets, blankets, and quilts can have sweat, body oils, and shed skin so they have to be vacuumed frequently or replaced once or twice a week. If you often cough or itch, you should begin to suspect that there are dust mites or bed bugs in your mattress, pillows, or box springs.
One solution for these pests is to use a mattress protector. Not only does this prevent any more bed bugs from nesting in the mattress, but this will also keep it clean for a longer period by protecting it from dirt, stains, and spills.
What’s more, you may step on the carpets with wet feet from the bathroom. This makes the carpet or floor damp, which will develop into unpleasant odours and encourages fungi growth, so always keep it dry.
4) Living Room
The living room is not as dirty as the bathroom or kitchen. Still, it’s where the entire family hangs out—and friends that accidentally drop a chip or cookie in-between the sofa cushions.
So when making a whole-living room cleaning, look under the furniture and lift the cushion to catch stray crumbs and pet fur. Also, wipe the remote and game controllers with disinfectant, clean the coffee table, switch plates, lights, and so on.
Plus, if a family member is infected with a virus, put a sheet cover on top of your upholstery where he sits. This makes cleaning a lot easier since you only have to dispose of the used sheets, then vacuum and wipe the seats.