Five Easy To Miss Areas During Your Deep Cleaning
Summer season is approaching and we all know what that means: time to deep clean your home for your upcoming summer events! Deep cleanings are meant to be thorough and you’ll want to cover everything. We have a couple of great options for you: look into hiring a maid service company or, if you have the time, roll up your sleeves and do it yourself. If you’re taking on this project yourself, pay attention to these easy-to-miss areas that you cannot miss during your deep cleaning.
Baseboards and Crown Moldings
Baseboards are a commonly missed area during your regular cleanings because you don’t often notice the dust building up. Before you know it all of your baseboards in all of your rooms are caked in dirt. It can seem daunting to tackle all at once but we do have some great tips on how to clean your baseboards easily and quickly! The crown moldings in your home also need regular attention especially because dust in the air can settle in hard to reach areas like the ceiling and corners or rooms. An extendable duster or vacuum cleaner with hose attachment will go a long way towards keeping your crown moldings in pristine condition. Remember to start with higher to reach areas because dust falls while you’re cleaning and save the floors for last.
Cleaning your ceiling fans is not a particularly fun task. Depending on how tall your ceilings are, the fans can be a risky project. Nobody wants to drag their 6-foot ladder into their living room or chance it with standing on chairs. You can look into purchasing an extendable duster since it will come in handy for dusting your walls and crown moldings as well. Some dusters also come with a ring-shaped attachment head that is specifically for cleaning the tops and bottoms of fan blades at the same time. Our cleaners from Dallas also recommend setting aside an old pillowcase that you can use for dusting. What you do is cover a fan blade with the pillowcase so that the case surrounds both sides. Just press down on the top of the blade with your hand or duster and then pull the pillowcase off. That way you won’t have huge clumps of dust falling into your face or on the floor.
Underneath and Behind Furniture
We definitely don’t recommend picking up the couch with one hand unless it’s light enough to be done easily! Regularly cleaning underneath the couch, under beds and underneath dressers is vital to preventing a massive buildup of germ-attracting dirt and grime. To keep your home happy and healthy, make sure to move your furniture and clean the areas where they normally sit. If you have hardwood or tile flooring, lift your furniture instead of dragging them to keep the legs from scratching the surface or damaging the finish. Also keep in mind that you regularly have to clean underneath your kitchen appliances since overlooked crumbs and food can attract unwanted pests.
Tops of Doors, Door Frames and Doorknobs
The tops of your door frames and doors are one of the easiest areas to overlook since we don’t come into contact with these spots but you’d be surprised by how much does actually collects up there. Likewise, dust has a nasty habit of collecting on top of your fridge, dressers, picture frames, and light fixtures. Time to bust out your extendable duster and address these areas! Door handles are a breeding ground for germs since they are in constant use. Washing your hands would be nullified if the first thing you touch is a dirty doorknob. To keep your knobs and handles clean, you can use a store bought disinfectant wipes, sprays, or even make your own green cleaning supplies.
Once you have your deep cleaning underway, check out our tips for maintaining a clean home.
Thanks for reading and have a great day!