There are many areas of the home to clean each day, week and month. Some of them are regular items and some should be done once in a while. But what are the things you are missing? Germs are everywhere and forgetting to clean these items in your home could get you sick. Here are 5 NH House Cleaning Chores you should be cleaning.
1 The Kitchen Sponge
The kitchen sponge is one of those pesky items that you forget about each day. Do you really need to clean a sponge that is used to clean your dishes? It sounds silly, but bacteria thrives on your sponge. It is the perfect breeding ground for germs to thrive. Here is how to kill those germs off. Soak the sponge in a mixture of ¾ cup of bleach and one gallon of water. If you don’t like to use bleach, then put it in the microwave for 2-3 minutes to kill all of the germs.
2 Between The Appliances
There may only be a small space between the stove and the counter, but this spot in your kitchen collects all kinds of food, grease, dirt and grime. Pull the stove out and away from the counter. Now you can get to all of the debris and scrub the sides of the stove and counter. Don’t forget to vacuum all of the dirt and dust under the stove while you are there.
3 The Refrigerator
You probably wipe down the doors to your refrigerator and even clean the shelves inside once in a while. But have you ever gotten down on your hand and knees and cleaned the vents. This is one of the most overlooked items in NH house cleaning today. When these vents get clogged, it makes your refrigerator work harder to stay cool. The front vent typically pulls right out. Get in there with a crevice tool and get rid of all of the dust bunnies and dirt.
4 Get The Tops
Out of sight, out of mind? Is that really the case? When you have anyone in your home that suffers from allergies, these are areas you don’t want to miss cleaning. Get a ladder and clean the top of the refrigerator, kitchen cabinets and other high hard to reach spots. These spots should be cleaned on a regular basis to keep the allergies at bay.
5 Clean Your Fans
The use of fans in the home is great. They assist moving hot or cold air throughout the home. If your home has a wood stove, putting a fan behind it to push the hot air is great, but over time, the fan will collect dust on the grill and fan blades.
In the bathroom, the air vent in the ceiling is another fan in the home that over time will collect dust buildup. Take control of your fans by taking them apart to remove all of the dust accumulations inside. Once the dust is removed, put it on our NH House Cleaning Checklist 3 months from now and clean them again.