Keeping the home clean and tidy really is an ongoing process, there are so many different jobs to tackle. As well as the regular tasks that you do each week, every few months or once a year there are additional things that you need to do to keep your home clean and organised and free of nasties. Here are 5 examples.
Carpets give the house a real warm and cosy feel, the only problem is that in terms of floor coverings, it’s not the most practical material. Carpets can cling onto stains and smells, harbour bacteria, trap pollutants, toxins and all kinds of other nasties. For this reason, once a year it’s worth cleaning your carpets to help to freshen them up again; you can hire carpet cleaners for a day or two really cheaply and it’s a powerful cleaner that’s easy to use. Otherwise, have a professional carpet cleaning company come in and do the job for you.
As well as carpets, don’t neglect your other soft furnishings. Chances are you wash your bedding once every week or two, but things like cushion covers, curtains and throws often get overlooked. They don’t need washing as regularly, but every season or so it’s worth putting them into the machine and getting rid of any germs that have accumulated. Be sure to read the labels, things like curtains can shrink and if they do they’ll no longer fit your windows! So wash and dry with care.
Most of our regular kitchen cleaning involves wiping down worktops, the hob of the cooker, the sink and the floors. Less regularly, jobs like oven and fridge cleaning get done. But when was the last time you took everything out of your cupboards and disinfected them- as well as on the top? When was the last time you cleaned your bin, or pulled out your big appliances and got rid of the gunk behind them? These jobs are easily missed, so again every few months make a mental note to get them done. Your kitchen will smell clean and will have a much fresher and cleaner feel to it.
Again, even if you regularly clean your toilet, sink and bath, there are often jobs in this room that tend to accidentally get skipped and so need to be tackled during a deep clean. Pull out everything from your bathroom storage cupboard, throw away any expired or leaking products and disinfect all of the shelves. Give the floor a thorough clean, as well as the tiles behind the toilet. If you have a bathroom medicine cabinet or wall mounted cupboard, be sure to clean on top of this, it can be a real dust trap.
Behind large furniture
Speaking of dust traps, large furniture throughout the home can often hide a ton of dust. Pull out your bed, sofa, book cases and chests of drawers and vacuum behind them. If you suffer with allergies or just find yourself with a watering nose or sneezing at night, chances are there’s dust in the room that you dont know about.