Even if you are strict with the housekeeping chores and you always make sure to take proper care of your home on a daily basis, chances are that you, just like many people, have missed a few places in your home that require a clean. These often overlooked spots can actually collect a lot of dust and germs and this is why you should pay more attention to them during your next cleaning session.

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Here are the places which you most certainly shouldn’t miss during the house cleaning.


On top

Places which are hard to reach are often neglected by people during the housekeeping chores. Just because they are not easy to reach this doesn’t mean that dust doesn’t cover them as well. Make sure to clean the dust off the top of shelves and appliances. Remember when you are doing the dusting start from the higher places and gradually move downwards so that you can make the cleaning faster and more efficient.




Just because you don’t see the dirt under the bed or under the appliance, that doesn’t mean that there is not a mess underneath that needs to be taken care of. If you clean properly around your appliance this can spare you any future expenses on repairing appliances.





If only you knew how many germs there are between the keys on your keyboard. This is one of the items you should never neglect while you do the weekly house cleaning, advises Tidy Cleaning Services. Grab a q-tip and clean between the buttons and this way you will protect your fingers from the thousands of bacteria which are usually sitting in the crevices between the keys.




Light switches and doorknobs


Most people easily forget that light switches and doorknobs are things on which you put your hands a few times a day. This means that all of the germs you have been carrying with you since the last time you washed your hands are now on the door knob or the light switch. This is why you should wipe them regularly using a disinfectant.




Even if you use waste bags, there is still a chance of a mess. And sometimes the bad smell can become quite unbearable. This is why you should wash your bins on the inside and the outside more often, using a warm water and a dish soap. This way you will avoid the germs which can otherwise swarm the bins.


The washing machine


Can you believe that this appliance actually needs a regular cleaning? Most people are thinking that their washing machine is a relatively clean appliance since it is used for cleaning dirty clothes but they couldn’t be more wrong. If you are guilty of also neglecting your washing machine when you do the house cleaning chores, it is time to fix your mistake. Make sure to wipe the outside and the inside of the appliance and really concentrate on the door seal since a lot of germs find it to be a suitable place for them.


The cleaning supplies


Again, just because you use them to clean your house, that doesn’t mean that they shouldn’t be taken care of. Those items are easily forgotten when people do their regular cleaning, however, the good look of your home depends on your them. The better the condition of your cleaning supplies is, the greater results you will get when you do your regular housekeeping chores. So make sure that all of the sponges, brushes and other cleaning tools are always clean.


I know that these places are often overlooked and it seems like they don’t require that much attention. However, those little places can cause a big mess in your house if you don’t include them in your list with places to clean. This is why I recommend you to add them to your regular cleaning routine and enjoy a home which will always be truly sparkling clean.



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