The 5 Dirtiest Things in Your House and How to Clean Them

Dated: September 10 2020

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When we think of the most dirty environments we encounter, most of us imagine a public toilet. That's fair because the spots that a large number of people use regularly can be full of germs. However, there are numerous things in our home that can also be equally contaminated, and we have to clean them frequently. Let's get to know about them.


1. Kitchen Sink


Your kitchen sink is a hotbed for bacteria because it's among the most used things in your house, for dishwashing and other purposes. If left uncleaned for a long time, bacteria that dwell around the sink can lead to life-threatening disease.


You can easily clean it using natural ingredients like lemon juice and baking soda. Mix one cup of lemon juice to 1 teaspoon of baking soda. Stir it gently and then pour over the surface of your sink. Let the mixture stand for 15 minutes before rinsing it with lukewarm water. You can repeat it if necessary.


2. Toilet


This is the task that often gets postponed. Nevertheless, it is essential to keep your toilet clean. Not only do dirty toilets look terrible and smell bad, but they also allow germ breeding.


For no-fuss toilet cleaning, you can keep a spray bottle of white vinegar in your bathroom. Whenever you feel your toilet needs cleaning, spray this vinegar and let it sit for at least 15 minutes. Sprinkle around one teaspoon of baking soda inside the bowl, scrub it gently and then flush it out.


3. Door Tracks


One of the most overlooked areas in a home that should be cleaned in a routine is your door tracks. Such areas have more chances to hold dirt, dust, and dead bugs. Luckily, it is easy to clean the door tracks by following simple steps, such as:


  • Open the door and vacuum the tracks to remove dust and dirt

  • Mix one cup of water with a few drops of a nonabrasive cleaner

  • Pour this mixture into tracks and scrub them with the help of wire brush or toothbrush

  • Wipe down the door tracks gently using paper towels.


4. Ceiling Fan


Fan blades need frequent cleaning since they build-up a dust layer more easily than anything else. This layer makes dust particles to spread in the entire room every time you switch on the fan, contributing to allergies and infections. 


One of the easiest, least dusty ways to clean your fan's blade is to put each blade into a pillowcase and drag it along the blade's surface. Repeat it until all dust is removed.


5. Light Switches and Doorknobs


The rule of thumb is anything we use or touch more frequently gets dirty quickly. And doorknobs and light switches are two of them. Again you can use lemon juice and white vinegar to clean them.

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