Cleaning your home is usually a fairly straightforward task, but there are always those certain areas which we dread to deal with more than the others. Whether they’re difficult to reach or especially hard to scrub clean, it’s frustrating to have to spend so much time on one place for so long. Luckily, if you know how to clean them best, you can save a lot of time and energy. Here are 4 tips for dealing with hard-to-clean areas.
Naturally, we all know how important it is to keep bathrooms spotless. Unclean bathrooms not only look unpleasant, but can also be a source for potentially harmful germs. Most parts of it will be simple enough to clean, but certain areas, like your shower head, taps, and the area behind your toilet, can be difficult to access. Taps and showers are particularly important to get clean as because they produce water they can quickly accrue limescale. This can not only be a source of bacteria, but can also affect the quality of your tap water.
To comprehensively clean your shower heads and taps, you may be able to unscrew them so that you can reach them better, depending on your plumbing. Then, you can use a stiff-bristled brush and some strong bathroom cleaner to remove the limescale. As for hard to reach areas like the behind your toilet and sink, using a longer handled brush may help you get at them more easily.
Carpets experience a lot of wear and tear, and this can easily lead to damage over time. Stains, in particular, can be difficult to remove, but things like dirt and pet hair can also get impacted on your carpets, which vacuuming alone can’t remove. Carpet cleaners can be adequate for smaller and shallower stains, while a bathroom squeegee can help to remove anything impacted into your carpet. For deep set stain removal, commercial cleaners can offer services to restore your carpet to brand new condition.
Windows are a common place for dust and dirty to accrue, and normal cleaning products can leave streak marks on their surfaces. In particular, the tracks of windows and French doors can pick up dirt as they open and close. To effectively wipe down your windows, you will therefore want to find some specific non-streak cleaner. These can also be effective products for cleaning mirrors, as well. A flexible, tough-bristled brush, combined with a vacuum cleaner, will also be helpful for removing the tracks of your windows. Vinegar can be a useful tool for especially tough dirt marks.
Today, many of us use laptops, computers, and phones all day, both for work and leisure. Naturally, then, they are bound to pick up grime and dust, as we are constantly in contact with them. When cleaning these devices, it’s good practice to always unplug them and turn them off, prior to cleaning them. This is both for safety reasons, and so as to ensure you don’t damage the device. To clean them, shake your laptop to remove any crumbs or debris. Using an alcohol spray is also effective for cleaning screens.