7 Super Tips For A Cleaner Home
You have to admit that keeping your house clean is a full time task. There is no “one way” to do it and there is not a single day that you can go without a little dusting or cleaning some or the other area of the house. There are also times when you wish you had a checklist of things that would make cleaning and maintaining your home a simpler chore. I assure you that by the time you’re done reading this post you’ll have house cleaning simplified for you. So start by:
1. Cleaning Your Exhaust Fan
Clean the grill on your kitchen and bathroom exhaust fans. These tend to get clogged very easily with dust, oily residue and other harmful particles. You can use a spirit or turpentine oil to clean all the sticky grime and dirt that tends to stick quite hard to the grill and also the fan blades. Make sure to use a clean cotton cloth so that it captures all the dirt and doesn’t spread it around.
2. Thoroughly Beat And Shake All Your Area Rugs And Mats
You can vacuum your large area rugs at least once a week. You can also dust and shake your mats once in every one or two weeks. But what would help you even more is taking them outside in the sun 3 or 4 times in a year and beating them thoroughly.
3. Try Air Cleaners
Install an air cleaner in your home as it helps remove both large and small dust and pollen particles from the air. It works for a single room at a time and can easily remove any allergies and gets rid of any asthma causing pollutants from the air. But this equipment will not reduce your dusting duties. You will still have to do the dusting part to get rid of the loose dirt and grime on your own.
4. Vacuum Your Carpets Regularly
You don’t know that your carpet is undoubtedly the biggest reservoir of dust and also a huge source of loose fibers, pollen, pollutants and dry chemicals and much more. It is therefore advised to vacuum your carpet cleaning thoroughly with a strong machine once or twice every month. This way you can keep dust in control and allergies at bay.
5. Wash Your Drapes And Other Washable Upholstery
Your pillows and cases, blankets, slipcovers and also drapes trap household dust easily. Your curtains and drapes in particular get dirty very easily because they trap dirt and moisture from outside and can become home to a lot of allergens and pollutants that can later irritate the skin and cause allergies. It is always better to take them out and put them in with your other machine-washable upholstery items. Launder your textiles twice a year to get rid of all that grime and dirt.
6. Clean Your Grout
Grout in between your tile walls can be easily cleaned using a bleach pen. You will find that this method of cleaning grout is quite tedious but the payoff is more than worth it. Use the bleach pen to draw across the grout lines, wait for 10 minutes and then rinse.
7. Rotate Bedding Weekly
Your bed harbors a lot of dust and also skin flakes, own fibers and other dirt that you might bring in with your clothes and shoes. It is best to wash them weekly with organic or skin friendly detergents and cleaners.