When people clean their home, they usually focus on just the basic stuff. Cleaning the floors, vacuuming rugs, wiping down counter tops, and cleaning the sinks and toilet. These are all important places to clean, and definitely the most noticeable. However, there are several places people forget about which can reduce dust and the spread of germs.
Here is a quick list of some often neglected places and things to clean.
“Behind the Refrigerator”- By occasionally vacuuming or mopping behind the fridge, you can reduce the amount of dust in your home, and keep out any unwanted bugs and/or mold.
“Tops of Cabinets, Bookshelves, etc.”- The top of large furniture is often neglected because it is “out of sight, out of mind”. It is important to remember to clean the tops of large furniture because they accumulate a ton of dust.
“T.V. Remote”- Just like door knobs, the remote control is touched and used by everyone in your household and can transfer germs. In fact it is on of the top ways to transmit infections, according to researchers at the University of Virginia. Disinfecting wipes should do the trick for limiting the amount of germs being transferred.
“Ceiling Fans”- Ceiling fans collect dust like it’s nobody’s business. If you haven’t cleaned the fan off in awhile and happen to turn it on…….you just spread dust all throughout the room. A simple wipe down with a duster or rag work.