You clean your home regularly, making sure the dishes are done, the bathroom is clean and the laundry isn’t piling up too much, but even the cleanest people can overlook the little things without realising it. If some spots—think light switches and TV remotes —are missing from your cleaning routine. The Cleaning Concierge is here to give you a little reminder to thoroughly clean house, and some help on how to tackle them properly.
Light switches and wall plates are some of the dirtiest spots in your home—you’re always touching them and getting bacteria on them, but they’re often overlooked in the cleaning process. You can use disinfecting wipes or a paper towel with rubbing alcohol (or your preferred household cleaner) to rid your light switches and plates of germs and grime.
Okay, so you take out the rubbish regularly, but do you ever deep clean your bin? Not doing so can leave bacteria behind and leave a smell in your your home. To get bins clean and odour free, either take it outside where you have access to a hose, or clean it in your bath—you’ll need a nylon-bristled scrub brush and a disinfectant spray, too.
Under Your Appliances
If you’ve never cleaned under or behind your fridge—or stove, or any of your other major appliances—it’s probably time to take them on.
The Washing Machine
Does your washing machine smell a little ‘off’? It may mean that it’s due for a cleaning. (And if it’s not clean, it can’t really get your clothes clean, either.) Good news: With a little help from some baking soda and vinegar, you can get your washer back to its normal clean and odourless state.
Your remotes are actually pretty easy to clean, but you might not ever give a second thought of cleaning them. To keep all your remotes under control in the dirt and germs department, wipe them down with a cloth dampened with a mixture of half water, half rubbing alcohol.
Behind the Toilet
Cleaning the top and the inside of the toilet is an obvious cleaning task, but what about the space behind and underneath the toilet? If you haven’t touched it, hair, dust and dirt are likely building up back there—The Clsuggests using a cobweb catcher or a broom with a microfiber cloth secured over the bristles.
Curtains can collect dust just as easily as the rest of your home, so you shouldn’t just hang them up and forget about them. How you clean them depends on the material they are, so make sure you know what you’re working with before you throw them in the washing machine or take them to a dry cleaner.
Your Toothbrush Holder
Your toothbrush holder can be easy to ignore, especially if it’s one that’s hard to see inside (where most of the grime collects). To get your toothbrush holder—and thus, your toothbrush—clean and keep bacteria at bay, use hot water, a pipe cleaner or small scrub brush and mouthwash.
If your time is scarce we can arrange your deep clean to be carried out in one day or less at a time most convenient to you. Our highly trained and discrete professional team will treat your home as if it were their own and guarantee to amaze you with the result! If you would like to avail of our deep clean service contact Eileen for a no-obligation estimate.