As the pandemic has confined us within our homes for over a year now, our homes have transformed from more than spaces of rest and comfort. They’ve doubled up as our workspace, home theatre, yoga studio, and so much more. Maybe it’s time your house gets some self-care time as well. These Cleaning Tips for around the house will help you get started:
Get your Cleaning Cloths in Order
On average, you should be replacing your sponges and cleaning rags every 2-4 weeks to be safe. You can also make them last by giving them a good wash. However, whatever you do, don’t fall for the microwave trick.
Sanitize your Sink
While it may be hard to believe, your kitchen sink harbours more bacteria than your washroom. It is recommended that you sanitize your sink once a week. You can also use a paste of baking soda and lime as an alternative for stainless steel sinks.
De-funk your Kitchen Gadgets
Yes, we mean the oven that hasn’t had a good deep clean in a while. Give your dishwasher a good deep clean and then work your way around the appliances. Decalcify your coffee machine, clean up the stoves and cabinet handles, give your dusty glasses an excellent clean, and restore your pots and pans with baking soda. Also, do remember to set aside some time for dealing with your refrigerator.
Finish up all this with cleaning up those crusty countertop corners and cleaning up your trash can. Your kitchen will thank you for that last one!!
Get your Gleaming Showerhead Back.
After tackling the kitchen, you might want to work on what is probably the most essential part of your cosy home, the bathroom. We generally tend to neglect the showerheads when cleaning up.
However, that’s the area with the highest build-up of germs, which, if left unchecked, could probably wreak havoc on your skin. Start with immersing the showerhead in vinegar to get off that bacteria and green build-up. Then, tackle those hard water stains with vinegar as well.
Using a grout cleaner, aim for the corners of your bath. That’s where mould tends to thrive as the water gets saturated in the area often.
Unclog your drains and give your poor old bath mat a nice bath. The best way to deal with stains in your toilet is half a cup of bleach.
Give your Pillow Covers Some Sweet, Sweet Lovin’.
With all that out the way, tackle up your comforters and pillow covers finally! Check the label on it for specific instructions on what you can and can’t do. Still, the general rule of thumb here would be silks and velvets typically use dry cleaning fluid. At the same time, other materials, like cotton or polyester, can usually handle gentle washing with water.
TIP: That ceiling fan has probably built up an ecosystem with all the dust-bunnies on it, so bust out a ladder and give your baseboards and fans a good cleaning as well.
While all this may sound like a chore, your home will probably be very grateful for all the spring cleaning. However, these tasks can’t always be done in one go, especially if you have a day job, or the person you are cohabitating with does, it might not be the best idea to experiment on a weekday.
Weekends are downtime for most of us. An alternative to this would be hiring a specialized cleaning service to aid you in this process. They generally offer great rates and can get all this done without any hassle within just a couple of hours.
If you are searching for a reliable service with specialized trained staff, Kikki’s Cleaning Services might be the thing for you!