Do you love cleaning but hate cleaning these hard-to-reach areas? Well, we feel you!
Cleaning your home is incredibly important for the benefit of everyone’s health. However, cleaning the places that only you can see and reach is very much lacking because the dust and bacteria that accumulate inside the hard-to-reach areas are what can trigger allergies and even asthma if it’s not cleaned properly and regularly. But how do you clean these hard to reach areas without hurting yourself?
Cleaning Hard to Reach Areas Made Easy!
Admit it, it’s very therapeutic to clean, but it gets infuriating if you can’t reach some areas. Unlike floor cleaning, the area underneath your fridge or behind the tall furniture in your living area can be a real pain to clean. But don’t worry! We’ve got you! We’re going to list some ways you can clean these hard-to-reach areas very easily.
If you use blinds for your windows, you might notice that quite a lot of dust accumulates on the blinds. That said, there are two easy ways you can clean your blinds. The first way is to use a duster to dust away all of the dust and other particles that may have accumulated on your blinds. To do this, make sure to dust one side first, then reverse your blinds, and then clean the other side. The dust may fall down on the floor, so just make sure you sweep it up afterward.
The second way you can clean your blinds is to use a makeshift “duster” with two microfibers and kitchen tongs. Wrap one microfiber cloth around each of the tongs and secure it with an elastic band, then just wipe away the dust on each blind. Using this is much more efficient than using a duster, as the microfiber towels will prevent the dust from flying everywhere, which can trigger your allergies or asthma.
Sliding Window and Door Cracks
If you have a sliding window or door, you most definitely have cracks that accumulate a lot of dust and dirt, especially if you don’t regularly clean the inside of the cracks. The best way to clean these cracks easily is to use your vacuum and a crevice tool. If your vacuum doesn’t have a crevice tool, you might have to make a makeshift one.
You can also use a pressure hose to get all of the grime that may have accumulated on your windows and sliding shower doors.
Light Fixtures and/or Ceiling Fans
You might not notice because you don’t see it, but your light fixtures and ceiling fans accumulate a lot of dust that can go flying if you turn on the fan.
To clean your light fixtures and ceiling fans, you don’t really have to use a ladder or chair (unless you have an incredibly high ceiling, that is). You can just purchase a microfiber duster that has an extendable handle. Always opt for a microfiber material as opposed to feathers so that the dust can cling to the cloth instead of flying everywhere.
Before you clean a room, make sure to check your ceilings first if they have dust or spiderwebs. Cleaning your ceilings should always be done first, before anything else, so that any dust or other particles that fall off can be swept or vacuumed away.
So, to clean your ceiling, you can use a duster with long handles or a broom to dust off dust and cobwebs. After dusting the dust off, make sure to wipe the ceiling with a damp cloth or sponge to remove any other stains or particles.
Tall Furniture such as Bookshelves and Cabinet Tops
Reaching the top of tall furniture like bookshelves and cabinet tops can be extremely hard, especially if you’ve let grime, grease, and other particles accumulate on kitchen cabinet tops. But don’t worry, it’s not anything you can’t clean!
For bookshelves that just have dust, you can use a long-handled duster to remove the dust. If you don’t have a duster, you can wrap a microfiber towel around your broom’s handle and dust away. For kitchen cabinet tops that have also accumulated grease, grime, and dust, you would make a cleaning solution of boiling water and antibacterial detergent (or liquid soap). With the solution, use a stepping stool or ladder to get up to the cabinets and use a soft cloth to wipe away the grime. Don’t forget to use gloves as the water may be too hot for your hands.
Cleaning the underside of furniture is a lot easier than you think! Simply go down and use a broom and/or mop to clean underneath. If you see any grime underneath the furniture, just use the same water-detergent solution we mentioned above.
It’s critical to keep the interior of your dishwasher clean and free of bits of food if you want to keep it operating at peak efficiency. To clean the panels, filtration, and other little removable components in your dishwasher, use an old toothbrush and the same water-liquid soap solution we’ve mentioned.
Shower heads are often forgotten, but it’s incredibly important to also clean your shower heads if you want to prevent hair fall and breakouts.
Regularly scrub your shower head and, if you can, remove the head, do so and place it in a container filled with vinegar for a few hours to dissolve any grime. If you’re unable to remove the shower head, you can simply put it inside a ziplock bag filled with vinegar and secure it with an elastic. Vinegar also works great for tile grout cleaning!
To clean your air vents, simply vacuum them to get rid of the dust then use a microfiber cloth and wipe away any dust or grime that is stuck on the opening.
We hope this article helped you to make cleaning hard-to-reach areas much easier!