Below are some of the Dirtiest Places In Your House (you'll be surprised!) Dirt lurks in many unexpected spots throughout your home. Find out where.
When was the last time you cleaned the part of the faucet where the water comes out? Chances are, if you haven’t cleaned this, you will find black, mildewy grunge… and you’re brushing your teeth with that water. Ewww!
This area should be cleaned at least every couple of months. To clean it, remove the faucet aerator by twisting it counter-clockwise, then soak it in vinegar for about 15 minutes. Gently brush all parts with an old toothbrush to remove any remaining residue, and then screw it back on.
Handles and Switches
Think light switches, refrigerator door handles, toilet flush handles, etc. These items are easily overlooked in cleaning, because they’re small, and most people focus on the big things like floors.
Use a microfiber cloth dampened with your favorite cleaning product to wipe down handles and switches during your normal cleaning routine.
Above the Kitchen Cabinets
That area between cabinets and ceiling is a case of out of sight, out of mind. Very few people ever clean this area, but it definitely needs to be cleaned.
Breakout the stepladder and your vacuum’s hose attachment. This area should be cleaned about once a month or so. Do this task first so any stray dust lands on surfaces you have yet to clean.
The bathtub can be a breeding ground for mold, fungi and staph bacteria. Any standing water that lingers after a shower or bath can cause this.
Keep it clean by making sure your tub or shower is dried off after each use to reduce bacteria growth. Disinfect regularly too, up to 3 times weekly. Fill a spray bottle with a product that contains at least 3 percent hydrogen peroxide, and keep that near the tub. You won’t need to wipe it down because hydrogen peroxide evaporates quickly.
Takeout containers and long-forgotten leftovers mingle in an awkward space accessed by multiple hands daily. This means fridges are destined not only to be dirty, but to land last on the must-clean-lost.
Avoid using chemical cleaners here and instead fill your sink with hot water and dishwashing liquid. Wash the shelves in the sink and then wipe down the sides of the fridge.
The Kitchen Sink
Believe it or not, the kitchen sink can be a very dirty area. Thanks to all those food particles mingling in a moist environment, the kitchen sink is said to be dirtier than your toilet!
Wash the sink with soap and water daily, and disinfect it with kitchen cleaner once or twice a week.
Hopefully these tips will help keep your home clean and germ free in 2017!