Generally, most folks keep their home in fairly clean condition. It is a little difficult to have an immaculate house when there are little versions of you following your every move and leaving destruction and chaos in their wake. It’s also difficult when you have pets tracking in dirt from outside and slobbering all over the sliding glass door. But, as was mentioned before, most do their best to keep a neat and tidy house. Bathrooms are cleaned, dishes done, a dusting regiment kept and floors are vacuumed and swept. But what about those less obvious places?
Baker Sandoval Cleaning would like to briefly suggest some tips on cleaning those not so obvious places.
1. Cleaning Handles, Knobs, Switches and Baseboards – If you take a moment to stop and think about the amount of germs that are transferred from hands to the switches, knobs and handles, that alone will give you pause and reach for the sanitizer. Unfortunately, these places are often overlooked, along with the baseboards that generally collect a compilation of dust. Using your favorite disinfectant, squirt some on a clean cloth and do a thorough wipe down. Hitting the baseboards with a duster or a vacuum with the brush attachment works wonders.
2. Cleaning Bathroom Décor & Accessories – Especially if you are a girl that likes to doll up the bathroom, make sure you wipe down the baskets of bath essentials, the cutesy jars of cotton balls and q-tips, the light fixtures and the ceiling fans. Even occasionally the fluffy towels that are not to be used as towels, but only decoration. Bacteria and foreign particles of debris can easily settle onto the surface area, and quite often get unnoticed, and go unclean.
3. Cleaning the Washing Machine and Dishwasher. The washing machine is susceptible to bacteria, mildew and even mold. Cycle after cycle, the gross goo can build up and leave your clothes smelling pungent and unpleasant. On the hottest setting of water run an empty cycle with equal parts of white vinegar and baking soda. For your dishwasher, getting clogged with small particle of food debris, among other foreign matter in addition to build up of soap; even your dishwasher needs cleaning from time to time. Begin this chore by cleaning the filter. You will be surprised of the nauseating collection of filth in the filter. If you are unsure where it is located, consult with your manual. Run a cycle using baking soda bombs are something similar without any dishes loaded.
4. Cleaning Kitchen and Bathroom Trash Cans. Considering what ends up in the trash, it is sickening to think of everything that is rotting away until it is taken out. Even with a liner, bacteria and odors are easily created. We recommend taking it outside for a good hose down and if necessary use a spare toilet brush (that isn’t actually used in the toilet) to scrub it down with your favorite disinfectant, and rinse. To help mask any odors from temporary food deposits, place a fabric softener sheet or a car freshener at the bottom of the basket, and put the liner on top to collect the refuse.
5. Cleaning Curtains and Upholstery. Always check the labels for proper cleaning, but don’t neglect them. Collecting dust, pollen and any animal pet dander or fur can make them appear dingy and dull over time. Vacuum the dust away at the least, and hire a professional to get them a detailed cleaning.