These are the dirtiest places in the house – too few people think about cleaning them

These are the dirtiest places in the house too

It’s time for spring cleaning! Windows, kitchen, bathroom… We move everything, we polish from top to bottom, we shine…. But do you remember to clean these very dirty places?

If spring rhymes with sunshine, walks in nature and barbecues with friends, it is also synonymous with big cleaning ! Now is the perfect time to embark on a complete house cleaning. We clean our bathroom from floor to ceiling, we polish our appliances, we dust the house from top to bottom, we shine the windows, we sort through our clothes, and we prepare our terrace, balcony or garden for sunny days. If certain areas of the house are regularly maintained, others are neglected, and dust and bacteria accumulate there… A bad point for all people allergic to mites and dust. So to help you, here is a list of essential equipment for a clean house, but also the 10 places and nooks and crannies not to forget during spring cleaning!

What equipment is needed for a successful spring cleaning?

Good news, you don’t need a ton of supplies for a sparkling home.

  • A vacuum
  • A brush broom
  • A mop
  • Microfiber cloths
  • White vinegar
  • Hot water
  • Gloves

What places should you remember for effective spring cleaning?

  • The plinths : dust really gets stuck everywhere, and it tends to accumulate on baseboards. Remember when vacuuming to use the small brush to suck up the dust on the baseboards. Another option: wipe a microfiber cloth over it.
  • Switches and door handles : we touch these places every day, and not necessarily with clean hands. It is therefore essential to clean and disinfect them regularly. We advise you to dust the top of the switches with a brush and a microfiber cloth and then rub them with a toothbrush or a cloth dampened with a mixture of hot water and white vinegar. Do the same on all door handles.
  • The lighting fixtures: the tops of the lights and the lampshades are real dust nests. The result: dust accumulating, but also less brightness. Turn off the electricity and take a damp microfiber cloth and rub all your lampshades, not forgetting the bulbs. Do this once or twice a year.
  • Shutters : if we think about cleaning the windows as soon as the sun comes out, we forget to polish the shutters. If you do it regularly, the task will be much easier and faster. Prepare hot water and Marseille soap in a basin and rub your shutters with a sponge and this preparation, then rinse.
  • Curtains : There are several ways to clean your curtains. If they go through the machine, it’s the easiest. Otherwise, you can vacuum them up with your vacuum cleaner, or use a steam cleaner, which is even more effective.
  • Remote controls, telephones and computer keyboards : they are breeding grounds for bacteria. So to avoid transmitting germs between family members, remember to disinfect them every week with a cloth and white vinegar.

Inside the trash cans : if we think about cleaning the traces on the outside of the trash can, fewer of us disinfect the inside of it. And yet, very often there are crumbs or drips. Once a month, thoroughly clean the trash can in the shower or bathtub, it’s easier to rinse it. Scrub with white vinegar and rinse with warm water. To combat bad odors, place a cup of baking soda at the bottom of the trash can and change it every two weeks.

  • Reusable shopping bags : we take them everywhere with us, we put them on the ground, in the trunk of the car… In short, they lie everywhere and are also breeding grounds for bacteria. The easiest way is to put them in the washing machine, but they risk shrinking. You can also wash them by hand with a little Marseille soap and hot water.
  • Radiators: dust likes to accumulate behind radiators. To remove it, hang a microfiber cloth on a metal hanger and slide it up and down behind the radiator.
  • The tops of the frames: remember to dust the tops of your frames when you dust.