Thursday, October 23, 2014

What You're Forgetting to Clean


When cleaning house, it's easy to forget some things that are usually out of sight.  Apartment Therapy reminds you to clean seven places that usually don't get a good wipe down.

If you have a refrigerator with coils that can be cleaned, do so.  All that dust can keep your refrigerator from working at its best.  Find instructions here.  

If you aren't regularly cleaning your make-up brushes, you are rubbing not only old makeup, but even bacteria over your face on a daily basis.  The solution is to wash brushes with shampoo until the water runs clear and then soak them in white vinegar to disinfect them.

If you regularly skip vacuuming under your bed, like most people, that area is probably full of dust bunnies.  Vacuum under the bed on a regular basis to prevent nighttime allergies due to sleeping in such close proximity to an overload of dust.

Food, toys, change and more collects between and under couch cushions.  Remove cushions regularly and re-home all the missing items, then vacuum to get rid of dust, hair, pet fur, and dirt.

No one wants to clean grout, but the longer you wait, the worse of a job this is.  So go do it now and put it on your regular cleaning schedule to make the job more manageable.

Vent grates tend to gather dust that you don't want being circulated through your home by the air conditioner or heater.  Wipe them down with a microfiber cloth or duster.

Finally, that little groove where the window fits into the bottom of the frame gets all kind of disgusting things in it, from dust to bugs.  So clean them out!

Ready to find an apartment you can put your new cleaning skills to work on?  Give Austin Apartment Specialists a call today at 512-241-1111.