Here are some items or some places around the house you probably haven’t touched in a few months that could use some attention
Sure, you think your house is pretty clean. You tidy up during the week and then devote a couple hours of your Saturday morning to giving the house a scrub. But despite our best efforts, there are some areas of the house we just forget to clean. They aren’t out in the open, so they don’t hit our cleaning radar.
Here are some items or some places around the house you probably haven’t touched in a few months that could use some attention:
- Refrigerator grate. Usually located under the refrigerator door just above the floor, this area definitely falls in to the out-of-sight, out-of-mind category. But it’s the perfect for dirt, dust and pet hair to gather. Try to remember to vacuum it when you have your vacuum out doing the kitchen floor. Once every six months or so, pull the grate off and scrub it in the kitchen sink.
- Stovetop vent. While you’re in the kitchen, tackle the stovetop vent, which most likely has a nice film of grease from food splatters. Throw it in the dishwasher every month or so. If the vent hasn’t been cleaned in a while, soak it in a degreaser or dish soap and hot water (to melt the grease) and scrub with a scrub brush. If the vent looks like it has seen hard time for several years and you don’t have the time or patience to scrub it, buy a new one.
- Light switches and door knobs. Everyone in your house touches light switches, door knobs or door handles, so be sure to wipe them down at least once a week (or more often if someone in the house is ill) with a disinfectant and a microfiber towel.
- Phones. Similar to light switches and door knobs, phones see a lot of action and need to be wiped off regularly. And don’t forget your cell phone. Think of all the places you take it and probably sit it down over the course of a week. Chances are it picked up a few germs.
Here’s a related article on HomemakerBarbi.com that highlights 13 things you probably haven’t cleaned in the last six months.
OK, so now you have your weekend chore list all ready to go.