Cleaning a house can often feel like a task that never ends. Especially when people are spending more time at home, it can get dirty very fast!
- Inside Appliances
Appliances used to clean other things are frequently overlooked since it is assumed they clean themselves! However, if you allow appliances to accumulate grime and dirt, since it will affect the appliance’s performance, and can also result in faults and breakdowns. So how frequently do you clean the insides of the appliances in your kitchen, or hire a professional office cleaning service?
There are many different products that can be used to clean a washing machine. However, you need to put some effort in to get the best results. Grime tends to build up on the rubber seal on the washing machine drum. About once a week, you should wipe it down. To cut through all the grease, something simple like white vinegar can be used.
There are also plenty of products available for cleaning a dishwasher. However, you can simply place a cup of vinegar on the top rack of the dishwasher to do the job. Your dishwasher should be cleaned once per month.
- Behind Furniture
You know the old saying, “out of sight, out of mind?” Grime and dust build-up and lurks underneath and behind desks, sofas, and beds. This is often missed as part of the regular cleaning process. For the most part that is fine since you only need to clean those areas every 3-6 months. You often won’t need to move the furniture completely. Those areas do not collect grime and stains, so they won’t need to be washed or polished. However, you should use your vacuum cleaner in those spots. Using the long attachments will allow you to reach these tricky areas and wipe away any cobwebs and dust. If you do not touch those areas, the build-up of dust can cause dry skin, irritated eyes, and sneezing.
- Home Office IT
Like commercial offices, home IT equipment can end up being an ideal place for bacteria to breed. We tend to multitask these days, which can result in bits of food along with dust and skin that can combine to make a sanctuary for germs. This happens quite often with people who work from home for extended periods of time. That is why is very important to clean your IT and home office on a regular basis. That will prevent malfunctions of equipment due to dirt and your desk will be kept hygienic. But when small crevices, hinges, and buttons make it hard to clean technology, when and how should you clean your IT?
Mouse and Keyboard
Although it is only your fingertips that come into contact with the keyboard, these buttons are ideal places for germs to hide. The average keyboard host about 3,500 bacterial, while the average mouse hosts 1,500 bacteria. Despite that, it can be tricky to clean those pieces of equipment and they are often neglected. Your home mouse and keyboard will not be touched by other people like in a commercial office. However, it is still important that you wipe them down once a week. Your laptop or PC keyboard will also benefit from using compressed air to clean them.
While a commercial office uses desk phones and headsets, you probably use your mobile phone in your home office. However, when did you think o clean your mobile phone last? You should use a microfibre cloth to wipe down your smartphone screen on a daily basis. You should also periodically thoroughly clean the phone case using mild soap and warm water.