5 Things You Never Clean But Really Should
By: Old Point Bank / 10 Apr 2018
It's that time of year for spring cleaning but do you only tackle those areas that you or your guests will see? If particular areas are up high, down low, or behind something, chances are it may never see a scrub brush or sponge. That's all the more reason to tackle these often ignored areas. Here are five of the most neglected items!
- Refrigerator Coils: Vacuum your refrigerator coils with a crevice or upholstery tool and then push a duster or coil brush between the coils to grab the dust. When your coils are covered in dirt, the fridge has to work harder and this can shorten the refrigerator's life span.
- Ceiling Fans: Climb a ladder and wipe ceiling fan blades with a microfiber cloth. This will prevent the fan from spreading dust and allergens throughout the room. This will also be a good time to reverse the blade direction to clockwise so the fan will push cool air straight down, creating a cooling breeze!
- Baseboards: Cleaning scuffed and dusty baseboards goes a long way toward freshening up your home! Use a Mr. Clean Eraser or cleaning wipes for scuff marks. For dust, vacuum with an upholstery attachment. For the tops and ridges of the baseboards, run a Q-tip across them to remove dust.
- Pillows: Once or twice a year, you should wash your bed pillows, which absorb sweat, dead skin cells, and dust mites. You can wash most synthetic pillows on a short, gentle, lukewarm cycle but check the care labels for your particular pillow.
- Shower Heads: To remove mineral buildup from a stainless-steel shower head, fill a small plastic bag with white vinegar and attach it with a rubber band over the shower head. Let it sit for 1-2 hours until the scale dissolves. Scrub away the residue with a toothbrush and voila!