12 Things You Don’t Clean As Often As You Should

12 Things You Don’t Clean As Often As You Should

We all remember to clean the obvious things in our homes such as hardwood floors, furniture, or bedding, but what about your toothbrush holder? How often do you clean it? If you can’t recall when was the last time you brushed that holder, you should check our list of things you don’t clean as often as you should.

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1. Ceiling fans

The blades of a ceiling fan are actually very dusty, that’s why they should be cleaned at least once a month to keep germs and bacteria at bay.

Jacqueline Janus, cleaning expert and owner of cleaning company Two Chicks and a Broom also suggests cleaning them regularly. “You can’t see up there, but it’s a great place for dust to settle, even if you keep them running. An extendable microfiber duster is perfect for this.”

2. Outdoor furniture

Do not neglect your outdoor furniture. “Take out your outside furniture from storage to give it a good clean for warmer weather,”says Jennie Varner, Brand Manager for Molly Maid, a Neighborly Company.

You can mix up a mild solution of dish detergent and water in order to clean umbrellas and cushions and combine 1 gallon of water to cup of vinegar, cup of rubbing alcohol and about 2 squirts of dawn to clean glass tables.

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5 thoughts on “12 Things You Don’t Clean As Often As You Should”

  1. I agree that we forget to clean some of these things. But credit cards? Library cards, etc? These things have been in my wallet for 50 years and they never made me sick.

  2. Most all of these I do, but not EVERY TIME I clean. Door handles, ledge space over doors are also well over looked places. Enjoyed

  3. Very helpful tips. I will add into my cleaning routine. I keep baking soda in the freezer but didn’t think about cleaning the freezer with it.

  4. I clean one shelf in my fridge each Monday, and the freezer compartment when there are five Mondays in the month. The trash goes out Monday night, so if there are things that need to be disposed of, it’s easy to move them from the fridge to the trash can.

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