We’ve all been a little tired lately when it comes to cleanliness – one of the few positives of a global pandemic. We all began to think about what is clean and what is not, and for many it meant cleaning their house more thoroughly. And while we’re pretty sure that everyone is now wiping their door handles with a disinfection cloth, there are still a few places around your house that you probably haven’t thought about cleaning, but should.
1. Light Switches
These small areas are used as often as door handles, if not more and we rarely think to give them a good clean. Just think how many times a day you turn the light on and off and how many people in your household do it. We often spread germs through our
2. Washing Machine
It may seem like a self-cleaning device, but it’s not quite true. Much of the time washing machines start molds inside of it over time – that’s what leads to this strange smell you might be familiar with. You can easily clean your washing machine if you drain it at the highest temperature and use vinegar instead of detergent. Do this to keep your washing machine clean and fresh.
3. Coffee Maker
Normally you wouldn’t think of a coffee machine as a dirty place, after all, it uses boiling water and the only thing going in is coffee, but apparently they get pretty dirty inside. For this reason, most coffee machine companies recommend a thorough cleaning of your coffee machine once in a while and perform the special cleaning fluid to clean the insides.
4. Hairbrushes and Combs
You wash your hair a few times a week at least, but when was the last time you washed your hair brush or comb? All these hair products and your hair oils accumulate on your hair brushes and they get gunky. It is recommended to wash your hair brushes and combs with shampoo at least once a month, and of course remove all the hair that is stuck on them on the regular basis, preferably every time you use them.
Nobody ever thinks about cleaning light bulbs, and it wasn’t really a problem back then. Old light bulbs used to only burn out and die and would not need to be replaced often, so they do not really get that dusty. But these days, most of us have these environmentally friendly, durable light bulbs that work for years, if not decades, and they should definitely be wiped off once in a while. If too much dust accumulates on a light bulb, it can literally become a fire hazard.
6. Yoga Mat
Chances are you have a yoga mat to do some exercises at home, but how often do you really clean them? Every time you train on it, you touch it with your body, and your sweat sticks to it, and then you just roll it up and it collects dust where germs can thrive. It’s a nightmare when you think about it.So, make sure to wipe and disinfect your yoga mat after each use.
7. TV Remote
Remote controls are super dirty – if you could see the number of germs and bacteria growing on them, you would never want to touch them again. So make sure you disinfect your remote control at least once a week to keep it clean and prevent the horrible sticky feeling you might have experienced when you touch it.
8. Ice Dispenser
We can only hope that you clean your refrigerator regularly, and if you do not, you should definitely start as soon as possible. But even if you clean your fridge, you often forget the ice cream dispenser. Although it’s just water coming in, germs can still grow, and the inner container can become moldy. Just make sure to clean it with the special cleaning fluid or try the water and vinegar method many people swear.