We all know how liberating it is to live in a home where you’re not stressed about procrastinating chores. You may make time for the bigger cleaning duties, like washing dishes and sweeping dust, but many smaller jobs remain untouched by most homeowners.
For this reason, we’ve created a guide to remind you of several places you may be forgetting to clean. Here are 8 suggestions for easy-to-forget tasks to get you started.
1.Invest in Deep Carpet Cleaning
Routine intensive carpet cleaning keeps your carpets looking and smelling fresh and prevents pests such as carpet moths from settling in. According to this carpet cleaning Peterborough service, there’s a big difference between grooming your carpets with a vacuum and performing a deep clean.
You’ll want to get plenty of supplies, like baking soda, vinegar, and a steam mop for this job. However, this task can be a bit too labor-heavy for some of us. You want the best job done, so working with a local carpet cleaner is highly recommended.
2. Get Behind the Toilet
This depends on how your toilet is designed, but ensuring you’re cleaning right behind it is worth it. Not just brushing a bit of dust off the pipe: we mean thoroughly scrubbing with detergent.
This is important for aesthetic and hygienic reasons: we don’t like to think about what ends up there, so make sure it doesn’t stick around.
3. Degrease & Unblock Sinks
The kitchen sink needs regular degreasing. Of course, we don’t put oil down the sink, but some grease will find its way down there.
Are you sick of drain clogs? You may want to learn how to remove, clean, and reattach an S-bend. Do this in your bathroom sinks to remove build-ups of hair, toothpaste, and other lost treasures.
4. Clean Your Oven Thoroughly
You should fully clean your oven every week or every fortnight (depending on how much you use it). Every time you turn the heat on, dirt in the oven gets baked on even harder.
This problem becomes very hard to tackle after even a couple of months. Save yourself a can of elbow grease and make it a regular fixture.
5. Wash Your Bins
Every 2nd or 3rd time you swap a bin bag out, remember to wash it. Dirt and bacteria can thrive in these areas, and it’s no good leaving it to hide in a bin bag: it will still stay there until you deep clean.
6. Defrost the Freezer
Get rid of that lump of ice that makes it hard to close the 2nd drawer. Throw out the 5 peas that fell out of the bag and are nestled in the ice. Defrost it, clean it, and enjoy the extra storage space.
7. Empty & Clean Food Cupboards
Clean the pantry — or any food storage cupboard — can be daunting. So many jars and tins and boxes to move. Still, once they’re out, you’ll discover why you need to rotate these regularly, and you’ll remember why you’ve meant to invest in a bigger spice rack.
8. Weed Pot Plants
If you have pot plants in your garden, weeds will find their way in and start growing. Checking every couple of weeks can help you keep your plants looking attractive and save them from being consumed by hardy weeds.
Remember: always pull them out by the root.
When you’re on top of your organizational game, it can be easy to feel like you’ve cleaned all the important areas. But we all know that even on our best days, there may be some areas you didn’t attend to.
We recommend making a cleaning checklist with these tips on them. You’ll never have to worry about forgetting again!