7 things everyone forgets to clean at home
12 May 2021Updated: 4 hours ago | people are reading
© Editor Marie Claire 7 things everyone forgets to clean in the house
Have you also been cleaning your house in the past two weeks? Recognizable! Now that you are required to be at home, you also want to have it clean. And then everything is turned upside down in the household. But often the following 7 things are often forgotten. So put them on your list!
1. Coffee machine
When your coffee starts to get a strange taste in the morning, it is really time for a cleaning. You can find the best way to do this in the package leaflet of your device. Another way to do it is to fill your water tank with 50% water and 50% white vinegar. Run this through your coffee machine a few times and it is completely clean again. Do not forget to rinse afterwards with hot water, otherwise your coffee will get an even weirder taste. And we want to prevent that.
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2. Pillows on the sofa
We are sure you wash the pillowcases on your bed weekly, but what about your stylish pillows on the sofa? You probably use them to put your feet on or as a support to a Netflix marathon. And that makes these pillows a source of dirt and bacteria. It is high time to put these cushion covers in the washing machine.
3. Washing machine
And talking about your washing machine, it sometimes needs cleaning. Especially if your washed clothes don't come out of the washing machine that fresh. Because of all the water and wet clothes, a washing machine is very sensitive to mold. And no one is waiting for that ... So occasionally run an 'empty wash' at a slightly higher temperature.
Does your trash stink even if it doesn't contain a garbage bag? Then bacteria and fungi have hidden in it. So cleaning. You can clean it well with hot soapy water and some disinfectant.
At first glance, curtains can look quite clean. But curtains are a source of bacteria and dust mites. You can wash them yourself in a clean washing machine (see point 3), but make sure you read the label carefully.
Even dishwashers need cleaning. They quickly become clogged with food residues and other dirty things and therefore they no longer clean properly. If you enjoy eating clean plates and drinking from clean glasses, it is best to regularly clean the filter of your dishwasher.
7. Doorknobs and handles
Especially in this period very important to clean them daily. You don't want to know how much bacteria accumulate on doorknobs and handles. So just a little hot soapy water over that.