When we’re cleaning our homes, we often deal with the most common parts of the house that we might see daily – cleaning up dishes, vacuuming carpeting, and scrubbing counters. However, you might not realize that there are some areas of your home that are difficult to reach or can’t be seen easily – they may be tucked away inside cabinets or under furniture. These spots may seem unimportant to clean when they’re hard to reach but if they’re left untouched, dirt and grime will build up over time, and then it’ll be even more difficult to clean these areas. Let’s explore some of the ways you can clean these parts!
Chandeliers and High Ceilings
If you have a chandelier or ceiling fan in your home, it would be best to clean those areas as much as possible. Dust and grime from these items can build up over the course of weeks and months, so use a duster with a long handle to get at those hard-to-reach places. So, you’ll need some good tools for reaching high spots, starting from a ladder. The dust that accumulates on light fixtures may only seem like a nuisance but this buildup could actually damage your lighting fixtures by giving off excess heat. To keep things running safely and efficiently, wipe down all the plates for each fixture with a soft cloth first dipped in warm water. Then, you can make sure they’re completely dry before using another clean cloth or paper towel to buff away dirt and residue.
If you have a lot of cobwebs in the corners of your walls, it’s time to take care of them! While a vacuum cleaner with a crevice tool can do the trick for most areas, sometimes you need to get out the big guns. There are several ways to remove webs and spiders from high places – one is to use a broom with a long handle or even a duster with a long handle. If those methods don’t work, you can also try using a portable stepladder or even a wet/dry vacuum cleaner. Just be careful when using any type of ladder and make sure that it’s stable before ascending.
Baseboards often get neglected when it comes to cleaning but they can be a hotbed for dirt, dust, and grime. Not only that, but they can also be a home for spiders and other insects. One way to clean them is to use a vacuum cleaner with the crevice tool attachment or even a broom. If you have a lot of dirt and dust built up, you might need to use a cleaning solution like 409 or Fantastik to help break it down. Be sure to rinse off the baseboards with water afterward and let them dry completely before putting any furniture back in that spot.
It’s not often that we think about the areas under our furniture – after all, it’s not like we can see them! – but these areas can quickly become dusty, dirty, and even moldy if you don’t give them a regular once-over. For hardwood floors or tiled flooring, sweep out any debris before you start cleaning with 409 or an anti-mildew cleaner like Fantastik. For carpeted areas, use a vacuum cleaner with a brush attachment to remove dust bunnies and other loose debris. Be sure to clean both the top of the carpet as well as underneath it (where dirt can often accumulate). Once you’re finished vacuuming under furniture, be sure to let your area dry completely – otherwise, you could end up trapping moisture in there which is never good!
Cabinets are another common spot for dust and grime to accumulate, especially if they’re not opened often. To clean them, start by emptying them and wiping down all of the shelves and surfaces with a damp cloth. If you have any built-up dirt or grease, you can use a cleaner to help break it down. Once everything is wiped down, allow the cabinets to dry completely before putting any of your belongings back in.
Upper vs Lower Kitchen Cabinets
Cleaning the upper cabinets in your kitchen is a little different from cleaning the lower cabinets. For starters, you’ll need to remove everything from the shelves to clean them effectively. Once they’re empty, wipe down all of the surfaces and shelves with a damp cloth and some cleaner if necessary. If you have any built-up dirt or grease, use a scrub brush or scouring pad to get rid of it. Rinse off the shelves and cabinet surfaces with water and let them dry completely before replacing your belongings. You can also clean the inside of your upper cabinets by using a vacuum cleaner with the crevice tool attachment or even a duster.
So, what are you waiting for? Get started on your cleaning and tackle those difficult-to-reach areas! You’ll feel much better once they’re clean and shiny – plus, you’ll be able to relax knowing that all of those nooks and crannies are free of dirt and grime. There are many parts of our homes that are difficult to reach and often go unnoticed. However, by using the proper tools and techniques, you can clean these areas quickly and easily!