Each of us has different cleaning habits for our house. But did you know that there are some places that we regularly fail to clean? From the door handles to remote controls, due to frequent use, setting off dirt and harmful microorganisms not seen to the naked eye. Check out our list of the most ignored places
#1 Steering wheel
Every day sweat, salt and fat are accumulated on the steering wheel, which is transferred through the palms of our hands. Over time, these can lead to damage to the protective layer of the steering wheel. That is why the steering wheel should be wiped with a lightly moistened cloth before every trip.
The keyboard is a blooming habitat for bacteria and food leftovers, let’s admit it, we’ve all had at least one cheeky sandwich staring at the screen. Start by shutting off your device, then shake or brush the crumbs off. Next, wipe it down with disinfectant wipes. An interesting alternative is the disinfecting gel solution, it collects dust and pollen easily by its sticky properties.
Regular cleaning of the showerhead will prevent limescale build-up and hard residue. Simply wipe it dry after each use. You can also use cleaning agents or traditional vinegar and baking soda.
#4 Remote controls
Remote controls collect oils, bacterias and fungus. A solution of water, rubbing alcohol or vinegar is ideal for cleaning. Soak a Q-tip in the mixture and remove the dirt accumulated in the gaps, thoroughly clean the front, back, and sides. Of course, do not forget to remove the battery before you start.
Did you know, more germs accumulate on the surface of a washbasin than on your toilet bowl? Therefore, it is worth wiping it down every day with an antibacterial wipe or a bit of disinfectant spray and a cloth.
Impurities and bacteria collect under the jewellery worn daily. The easiest way of cleaning is to immerse your valuables in a solution of warm water and soap.
#7 Door Handles
There are 40% more bacteria on the interior door handles than on the toilet seats in public places. Use a disinfectant for cleaning. Moisten it with a soft cloth (preferably cotton or microfibre).
#8 Window sills
Every day pollen and dust settle on the internal window sills, in addition, some dead insects especially in summer. It is necessary to identify the material from which they are made and wash them with appropriate agents.
#9 Light switches
All kinds of electrical switches are the only rare element ever cleaned in the interior of a house. Terrible mistake, because frequent use accumulates a lot of germs on them. Every day it is enough to wipe them down with soapy warm water (can even use dish detergent) or even better an antibacterial agent.
#10 Makeup brushes and sponges
Sponges and brushes that we use to apply powders, shadows, primers accumulate bacteria. It is necessary to soak them in warm water with a hair conditioner or soap.
Did you know that there are more germs on the keys than on the buttons of a lift? We use them several times a day and usually touch them with dirty hands. It is, therefore, necessary to wipe them with disinfectant.
#12 Bathroom Tiles
If you don’t like general bathroom cleaning, wipe off the wet tiles in the shower or over the bathtub after each bath. This will make it easier to maintain cleanliness and prevent the growth of household mould or fungi. This is especially important for those bathrooms that do not have windows.
#13 Kitchen sponges
Sponges used for washing dishes are one of the most unhygienic objects in the kitchen. Due to the constant moisture, they are a good place for the development of microorganisms. Therefore, put them into the microwave once a day for one or two minutes. Set the lowest temperature and monitor the disinfection process.
#14 Chopping boards
An essential gadget for preparing meals. It would be ideal to have several boards for cutting different products. No matter what, you should clean them every day. Prepare a solution of water and vinegar. Immerse the boards in it for a few minutes and wipe it off. You can also prepare a paste of baking soda and hot water. Brush the boards with it and wait about 10 minutes.
#15 Coffee maker
The machine collects lime build-up that affects the taste of the coffee and makes the appliance run more slowly. The water container, the milk frothing nozzle and the dispenser used to pour the coffee have to be cleaned daily. If necessary, a special liquid or tablets can be used to remove lime.