We’re back and ready to share more of our trade secrets with you. When it comes to clean, you’ve come to the right place.
Today, we’re going to point out 5 places you’re forgetting to clean. C’mon, admit!
1. Those Lush, Green Plants
Dust is insidious. It doesn’t discriminate about what it deigns to coat in its unpleasantness and plants are no exception. Don’t believe us? Go look at your Ficus tree. Dusty? We told you!
Sticking smaller plants in the shower to get the dust off their leaves is not just good for clean, it’s good for them. But if they’re too large to move, use a microfiber cloth to clean off the dust. It’s gentle and the cloth is easy to clean.
For silk plants, try using a hair dryer on a cool setting. This trick gets them looking just like new.
Think that dust and dirt can’t stick to vertical surfaces? Think again. Stuff you don’t want on your walls is as agile as Spiderman.
If you’re perhaps papered your walls in something flocked, take a good look at that flocking. We don’t even need to bet it’s dusty. We know it is.
Using a duster that traps dirt and dust, start at the top of the wall and work your way to the floor. For light switches, take the extra step of cleaning around them with a damp cloth and little bleach to remove oil from fingers which adheres due to repeated usage. Don’t forget the doorknobs!
3. Vents and Air Filters
Out of sight, out of mind. That’s the way it is with these items. They’re not front of mind, but they’re important, because climate control traps dirt and if your vents and air filters are dirty, you’re going to end up breathing what’s trapped in them.
Set up a schedule to clean or change filters and when you do, don’t forget to clean the vent. The air quality in your home will be enormously improved.
4. Door Frames, Picture Frames
Another case of out of sight, out of mind. But way up there, dirt lurks.
If you’re not in the habit of cleaning the tops of door and picture frames, cabinets and the corners of ceilings (highly favored by spiders), you’ll find they get quite dirty. A duster on a long, adjustable handle is ideal for these locations.
And while you’re attacking dirt up there, don’t forget about light fixtures and ceiling fans. They need love too.
5. The Closet
If your closet is like most people’s, it’s a jungle and a lot of what’s in there you’ve probably forgotten you even owned.
Wouldn’t it be nice to see it again?
Four times a year, as the seasons change, get in there. Pull everything out and clean the floor and shelves. Dirt adds up when you’re not looking.
While you’re at it, make a pile for Goodwill. Do you really need that grass skirt? Those lederhosen?
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