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11 dirtiest places in the house and effective ways to clean them

Everyone knows that there are places in the apartment, it is very difficult to reach them with a rag.

And yet it is necessary to clean them.

In this way, it will be possible not only to get rid of dust and dirt, but also to protect yourself and household members from such serious health problems as asthma and allergies.

1. Ceiling fans and lamps

Fan under the ceiling.

You do not need to climb up to someone on the shoulders or on the construction of 2 chairs to clean the ceiling fan or chandelier. For such a cleaning handy mop or panicle with a retractable handle. It is worth noting that it is better to choose a whisk, and not a mop, because it is made of materials that cause the dust to "cling" to it, and not just dissipate.

If there is no such thing at hand, you can use a clean microfiber cloth and fasten it to a regular mop handle with a rubber band. And finally, it should be clarified that if you still have to use the stairs, it would be nice if the other person holds it in order to avoid accidental injuries.

2. Ceilings and curtain rods

And look at the places higher.

It is worth spending an extra minute to look at places higher. Many will be shocked to see all the dust and cobwebs that have accumulated at the ceiling and cornices. It is necessary to use a long mop with a rag or a whisk. It should be done at the very beginning of the cleaning, so that later you can remove the dust that fell on the floor.

3. Top cabinets and high furniture

When someone is going to buy a whisk or mop with a sliding handle, you should choose a model with a swivel head, from which you can adjust the angle to get to the tops of cabinets and high pieces of furniture.

Swivel head mop - the ideal solution for cleaning.

If dust and grease particles accumulate on kitchen cabinets, wipe them with a soft cloth moistened with a solution of two cups of warm water, one teaspoon of dishwashing detergent and one teaspoon of household ammonia. Then you need to wipe everything with a cloth moistened with clean water and dry it with a dry soft cloth.

4. Blinds

When rubbing the blinds with an antistatic cloth, you need to remember to close them and clean one side first, and then change the direction of the blinds to clean the other side.

Very cunning places for dust.

Or, to clean both sides of the blinds at once, you can wrap two pieces of microfiber cloth around each end of a pair of kitchen tongs and secure them with a rubber band. Then you just need to hold the tongs along each lamella to wipe the dust from above and below. Microfiber fabric can be washed in a washing machine.

5. Rails for windows, sliding doors and shower doors

Guides for windows, sliding doors and shower doors collect dust and dirt in amazing quantities, and cleaning can be difficult due to limited space. So, they need to start cleaning with the use of a vacuum cleaner with a slit nozzle.

Look for dirt in the guides.

Then you need to mix the solution from two cups of warm water, one teaspoon of dishwashing liquid and one teaspoon of household ammonia. It is necessary to wash the guides using a flexible rigid brush (first with this solution, and then with plain water). You may have to use vinegar to remove the lather from the shower door.

6. For the toilet

Unfortunately, the floor and the wall behind the toilet is a very hard to reach place, since most mops and cleaning tools are simply not suitable for it.

One of the dirtiest places in the house.

So you have to stock up on rubber gloves and kneel. It is worth starting with the use of a dry stiff brush to remove dust and hair (without neglecting the baseboard). Also useful vacuum cleaner with a slit nozzle. Then you need to use a soft brush or a sponge dipped in warm water and a cleaning disinfectant to wipe the entire area, including the back of the toilet bowl. After that, all you need to rinse with a sponge or cloth moistened with plain water, and dry with a soft cloth.

7. Refrigeration grids

Dust and debris on the fridge grids increase utility costs and prevent the fridge from operating efficiently. With just a few tools and a little effort, you can easily clean them. In this case, do not even need to turn off the refrigerator.

And there is definitely a lot of dirt on them.

The grids that condense and cool the refrigerant are located on the back of the instrument or on the bottom. If they are in the back, you just need to move the refrigerator away from the wall and use a vacuum cleaner.

If the grilles are on the bottom, you need to disconnect the ventilation grille, and then using a stiff brush with a long handle and a vacuum cleaner with a slit nozzle to remove dust and debris. A brush is needed to reach all corners where dust pellets can accumulate.

8. Dishwasher filter

Most dishwashers have a filter that picks up food particles and prevents small items from entering. Regular filter cleaning is the best way to ensure perfectly clean dishes and no unpleasant odor. You need to check the instrument manual to find the filter. It is usually located on the bottom of the dishwasher.

For cleanliness and efficient performance.

For easy access and monthly cleaning, you need to empty the dishwasher and remove its bottom rack. Use a soft, damp cloth for cleaning. Some filters are not removed, so you need to clean their cover from the inside. If the filter is removable, unscrew it and wash it in warm, soapy water, then wipe it with a soft cloth.

To deodorize the drum, you need to pour one or two cups of distilled white vinegar into it and leave it overnight. In the morning, you need to remove the vinegar, install the lower rack and start a short wash cycle in the morning so that the machine smells fresh.

9. Drain hole

And do not forget about washing.

First you need to open the faucet with cold water at full capacity for about ten seconds, so that all residues from the sink are washed away. If there is an unpleasant smell, you can empty the water again and with it wash off the crushed citrus peel or throw ice cubes into the hole, sprinkled with baking soda so that they melt there. Never put a hand or a cleaning brush into the drain hole.

10. Grilles heating, ventilation and air conditioning

Such dirty home grates.

If the grates are literally “overgrown” with dust, it is clearly time to clean them. To do this, it is best to remove them (as a rule, it is necessary to unscrew only a couple of screws). If the grill was removed, it should be washed in the sink in hot, soapy water, since dust often contains fat particles from the kitchen.

If the grate could not be removed, it is worth using a vacuum cleaner with a brush head. Clean air vents at least monthly.

11. Computer keyboard

Before the next time you sit at the computer, you need to think about what you touch each time, using his keyboard. For safe cleaning, you need to disconnect the keyboard from the computer or turn off the laptop completely, then turn it upside down and shake well several times.

With care about your own health.

Then you need to use a can of compressed air and blow them the keyboard, tilting it at an angle of about 75 degrees. At the end of it you need to wipe with a cotton swab dipped in alcohol (most likely, you will need several tampons).

It is best to clean the keyboard once a week, and if someone has a cold or a virus at home, then after each use.