Maintaining sanitary conditions at home has never been more important given the global pandemic that many residents are still recovering from! Avoid overlooking crucial areas of your home and make sure you disinfect it of any lurking germs by dropping harmful habits and picking up on these helpful tips by our experts.
It’s important to air out your mattress and replace your linen at least every two weeks as your bed can be a breeding ground for bacteria. Dust also tends to lurk underneath and behind beds so you’ll want to pay special attention to these areas. We also know how tempting it is to remove and throw your clothes where ever you stand after a long day of work but try your best to keep used clothes strictly on a rack dedicated for such clothes.
There are plenty of spots for bacteria and mould to breed in your kitchen if you’re not careful! You need a daily routine in place to combat this. Firstly, you need to sterilize your kitchen scrubbers and sponges before using them. You can do this by soaking them in disinfectant, wringing them out thoroughly and then placing them in the microwave for 2 minutes. Red zones to pay attention to when cleaning your kitchen are your counters, the sink, your chopping board, underneath your sink, the stovetop and the kitchen floor. Make it a point to deep clean your fridge every 6 months since it’s quite easy for your ingredients and leftovers to expire in forgotten containers at the back.
Your toilet bowl should ideally be cleaned one or two times a week. Cleaning your sink is a given but don’t forget to pay attention to those surrounding areas where splash back occurs. Don’t forget to also clean the window ledge as grime tends to accumulate here quite easily. Make it a point to rinse your shower area after a shower with hot water to get rid of any dirt left behind. This also applies to your shower curtain, and you can follow it up with a wipe-down using a disinfectant.
Your furniture is capable of absorbing sweat and oil off your body. Not only does this mean you have an unsanitary couch, but one that will start smelling musty over time too. It’s important to carry out a deep clean of your upholstery and also have your carpets cleaned every 3 months. Keep in mind that mould is likely to grow behind your furniture and your ornaments so don’t forget these areas when doing your routine cleanup.
These are the most common areas in your home you need to clean regularly but there are undoubtedly many other nooks and crannies to watch out for depending on your individual lifestyle. You can use these tips to keep your home more sanitary or hire our expert domestic cleaning service for quick results!