Keeping a house clean and tidy can and usually is a never-ending chore!   No matter how much you dust, vacuum, sweep/dust, it usually doesn't last long before it needs to be repeated.    Here are a few areas of your home that can go overlooked.   

The Bathroom

The walls need attention after a while with hot steamy showers.   Use a microfiber cloth or soft sponge to thoroughly wipe down the walls.

The shower curtain will last longer if you throw it in the washing machine on a regular basis.    You can clean it by itself with detergent and if it needs more attention, add a cup of baking soda to the water.   Wash on gentle, and add white vinegar during the rinse cycle.   Hang the curtain to dry.  (be sure it is machine washable)

The Kitchen

The coffeemaker is usually the most overlooked item and definitely needs cleaning.   This depends on what type of coffee maker you have, but should all be cleaned once a month for everyday drinkers.   If you use a grinder for the coffee, this needs to be included.

Garbage Disposal Splash Guard may be the source of some unwanted smells.   A soapy scrub sponge should do the trick to remove the gunk from the folds and grooves.   (BE SURE to unplug it before cleaning!)

The dishwasher filter needs a good hot water rinse and a good idea to use a toothbrush to gently scrub the mesh screen and plastic to remove any residue.

How often do you see crumbs in the silverware drawer?    They find their way in, and on occasion, you need a quick wipe down of this drawer.

Around the House

The doorknobs, light switches, handrails, cabinet handles, and TV (and remotes) need to be wiped down with disinfectant wipes or antibacterial cleaner.

Now that we are using reusable shopping bags, these bags can quickly become the perfect environment for bacteria.   Hand wash fabric bags in warm water w/soap or laundry detergent, then hang them to dry.   Disinfecting wipes are also a good choice.


SO, turn on your favorite energy-boosting playlist, and get cleaning!