Although we take pride in keeping our homes clean, there are often a few places we forget to focus on during our cleaning routines. Here are six places that are often overlooked:

  1. Ceiling fans:

Over time, dust and dirt can build up on ceiling fan blades, making them less effective at circulating air.

The first step is to turn off the fan and dust the blades with a soft cloth. If dirt has accumulated, you can use a vacuum attachment to remove it. Once the blades are dusted, you can clean them with a mild soap and water solution. Be sure to rinse the blades thoroughly and dry them before turning the fan back on. With a little TLC, your ceiling fan can stay clean and dust-free.

  1. Baseboards:

Baseboards are one of the areas that are often overlooked when cleaning. This is because they are low and less visible than other surfaces. However, they can get just as dusty and dirty as any other surface in your home. To clean them effectively, start by vacuuming or dusting the baseboards to remove all traces of dirt and debris. Then use a damp cloth to wipe down the boards, making sure to go with the grain. For stubborn stains, you may need to use a mild soap or cleaning solution. Once you’ve wiped down the baseboards, be sure to dry them completely to avoid any water damage.

  1. Lights:

Light fixtures are one of the most important elements in any room, yet they are usually the most overlooked. Dust and dirt can quickly accumulate on bulbs, shades and bases, reducing the amount of light emitted and making the fixture itself more difficult to clean. To get your light fixtures really clean, start by removing all the bulbs. Then use a microfiber cloth or soft brush to dust the shades and bases. If the dirt or grime is stubborn, you can mix equal parts vinegar and water to create a natural cleaning solution. Apply the solution to a cloth and wipe down the fixture, being careful not to get water on the electrical components.

  1. Window sills:

Window sills can be easily overlooked, however, window sills can accumulate dust, pollen and other allergens, making them a potential health hazard. Additionally, they can also harbor mold if not cleaned regularly. To effectively clean window sills, start by dusting them with a soft cloth or feather duster. Then, use a mild all-purpose cleaner or white vinegar solution to remove any remaining dirt and grime. Then be sure to rinse the area with clean water to remove any residue. For stubborn stains or mold growth, you may need to use a stronger cleaning solution or even sandpaper.

  1. Air vents:

Dust and dirt can collect in the air vents, which can reduce the efficiency of your heating and air conditioning system. Although it may seem like a daunting task, cleaning air vents is actually relatively simple. The first step is to dust the air vents with a microfiber cloth or vacuum attachment. Then, using a damp cloth, wipe down the air vent blades to remove any dirt or debris. For stubborn stains, you can use a mild detergent or white vinegar. Once the vents are clean, be sure to turn off the device before letting it dry completely.

  1. The doors :

Whether it’s the front door that guests use or the back door that the dog enters and exits, doors can get pretty dirty. So how do you clean them properly? Begin by sweeping or vacuuming any dirt, dust or debris that may be on the door. Then, using a mild all-purpose cleaner and a soft cloth, wipe down both sides of the door. Pay special attention to the door handle, as it is often one of the dirtiest parts of the door. Once you have cleaned both sides of the door, open it and clean the inside surface of the door. Finally, use a microfiber cloth to buff the door until it shines.

  1. The washing machine tray:

Over time, washing machines can become a breeding ground for bacteria and mold. One of the most overlooked areas is the reservoir where you pour the liquid detergent. Since it is a humid and dark environment, it is the perfect place for mold to grow. To clean it properly, you need to remove the detergent dispenser and scrub it thoroughly with a brush. Use a mild disinfectant or bleach solution to kill any bacteria. If there is a buildup of mold, you may need to use a stronger cleaner. Be sure to completely rinse out the cleaner before replacing the detergent dispenser.

  1. The sink or sink stopper:

Most of us make sure our sinks are clean and free of clogs, but there are places we often overlook. One of those places is the P-trap, which is under the sink. The siphon is responsible for collecting hair and debris that falls into the sink, but over time it can become clogged. When this happens, water begins to back up into the sink, making it difficult to use. To clean the P-trap, simply remove the curved part of the hose and rinse it with hot water. Don’t wait for the dirty water to rise to the surface, use a powder unblocker once a month. It is a very powerful substance that you can pour at night and do not pour water until the next day. This will keep your sink bacteria-free.

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