Cleaning is a normal part of life, but sometimes we forget some areas of the house that need to be touched. Check out our article on overlooked cleaning spots in your home.
One thing that stays the same, no matter where you find yourself in the world, is the need to clean your living area. Your house will always need to have some kind of light cleaning done from time to time. Depending on your decorating style cleaning can be a big ordeal that creates stress when you think about picking up the duster. You can see the dust gather in some areas more than in others. This will lead you to clean the usual spots and forget to take care of some other places. If you forget about the little places they turn soon become larger problems. Your apartment will have a few extra nooks and crannies that you may discover when you you’re your surroundings a closer look. We will look at a few places that you might forget to check when doing your usual cleaning rituals.
When thinking of cleaning your home you may not have this one pop into your mind first. Your vacuum cleaner will be your main tool when cleaning hardwood floors or carpets. Using your vacuum regularly will cause it to fill quickly with all of the dirt and dust that falls in your room. It’s easy to forget that it too needs to be dusted and cleaned now and then. The dust and dirt in the filters will build up quickly creating a clog that can damage your vacuum. Make sure to take out the filters regularly and get all of the dirt out of them. Some filters can be washed and others will need to be cleaned by hand with a mild cleaning solution. Make sure to keep all of your cleaning instruments kept up and in good condition to ensure you can clean your home with no problems.
The air conditioner is an absolute magnet for all the dirt and dust particles that enter your home. Dust becomes trapped in the filter and if you use the air conditioner heavily during the summer months it will quickly become caked with dust. Filters should be cleaned at the least once a month and changed every three months. The filter can be cleaned by simply running water over the it to remove the dust as best as you can. The other areas you may not think about are the spots near the sides and the back of the unit. The inside of the casing that lines the filter will need a quick polish as well. There are many small spots all over the machine so look around it to get any excess dust off of it.
Your refrigerator is constantly running and begins to be a gathering spot for extra dust and dirt. The fridge will be a victim of extra food particles and pieces of trash that will fall and float around the kitchen. You will need to clean the area in front because it is easily visible when you walk in the room, but it is the area behind the fridge is the most congested. You will need to clean the sides to alleviate the largest amount of dust. This doesn’t get cleaned enough because it requires you to pull out and move the large machine, but it is necessary to give yourself the cleanest apartment possible. This is another scheduled cleaning and should be done at least once a week to keep your space clean.
Thanks to a few reasons, all electronics are dust magnets. They consume a lot of power while they are one and they need to be cooled. This requires them to have fans that suck in large amounts of air and in doing so the insides get extremely dusty. This will cause your products to slow down, overheat, or just stop working completely.
The best thing to do is to open the machines and blow them out with canned air. This will be a scary thing to do as you will be afraid of damaging your electronics, but if you want to keep them working for a long time you will need to do this. The grates near the vent ports will need to be cleaned regularly and cleaning the area around the items will need to be kept up a well. Most of the dust that gathers in the machines will come from the immediate area around it so try to keep it clean as well.
Shelves and Drawers
Shelves and drawers can become covered with dust quickly since they stand tall in your room and catch any dust before it can settle on the floor. The tops as well as the area behind will become covered with dirt and dust. The parts that will be forgotten are the inside of the drawers. They won’t become dirty at first, but if you look at them over time you will see a small build-up begin to happen and the dust will form together in the corners. Your clothes will begin to have dust on them without you having worn them. You just need to do light dusting without them inside, and it is easy to do, but just as easy to let it build up. Try to remember to wipe them at least once a month.
The toilet room is another area that has obvious spots that need cleaning. A few spots will escape your immediate view such as the area underneath the toilet bowl and the sides. These spots will become dirty & dusty quickly. They are easily forgotten since your focus will most likely stay on the bowl. These spots will surprise you as they get runoff from the bowl that mixes with dust and becomes a dark caked mess. Be thorough when you do your normal cleaning of the room and the toilet. The back of the toilet will be dusty, but it shouldn’t be a large problem to clean.
Closets and Cabinets
The areas inside and outside of your closets and cabinets can be tricky to keep completely clean. The insides of both places tend to accumulate a large amount of stuff that will also get covered in dust. It can slowly become a huge problem that can seem like an impossible task to finish. You should make sure to do some light dusting and wipe down the spots inside the shelves. Your clothes should be removed a few times from your closets and the insides of them wiped down. If you do some light cleaning every few weeks you will not run into this problem.
These places are all small easily overlooked areas that can be a problem if left unattended for too long. You have to make a conscious effort to get them all cleaned properly. If you set a schedule and begin to make a habit out of cleaning them, you can keep your house squeaky clean.