You know your home inside and out. You wipe down counters, scrub the floors and pick up trash. Your house might even look pretty spotless. But even with your best efforts, there’s always something that falls by the wayside in your cleaning routine. Throughout our years in the cleaning business, we’ve noticed some of the most commonly forgotten items during the cleaning process.
1. Washing Machines
Clean clothes are one of your top priorities, so shouldn’t a clean washer be a priority as well? Yet we often forget to take care of the machine that works day after day to keep our clothes fresh.
The washing machine’s damp environment can quickly become home to germs, bacteria and mold. The growth of these unwanted pests can cause odors and affect the cleanliness of your clothes. Maintain this critical part of your home by periodically cleaning the gaskets, seals and drum with vinegar or a hydrogen peroxide solution.
We might regularly clean the outside of the refrigerator and freezer by wiping off dirty handprints and sticky spills, but the inside often goes unchecked.
Expired, rotting food creates the perfect breeding grounds for mold and dangerous bacteria. Check the expiration date of each item while emptying your fridge, and throw out any old food. Then, wipe down all inner surfaces with cleaning wipes or a mixture of dish soap and water.
3. Shower Curtains
It might seem like the shower curtain should be one of the cleanest items in your home. After all, it’s exposed to soap and water every day. But soap scum and stains can quickly make your curtain gross and unsanitary.
Many people don’t know that cleaning a shower curtain is as simple as sticking it in the washing machine every couple of months. Just add baking soda and laundry detergent to make it look and smell as good as new.
Even with a pillowcase, your pillows are exposed to dirt, dust and dead skin cells that live on your hair and face. And if you don’t wash your hair every day, cleaning the pillows becomes an even more important chore.
Like with shower curtains, many people don’t realize that they can wash most synthetic or foam pillows in the washing machine. Check the instructions on the tag for proper care. Often, a little laundry detergent and a gentle wash cycle could be what your pillows need to keep you healthy and germ-free.
At Thai Cleaning Service, we’re dedicated to taking care of your entire home — even the items you miss when cleaning. We’re a locally owned and operated green maid service that provides safe, no-commitment services, with a lower price and more reliable work than expensive franchises offer.
If you live in the Baltimore area or surrounding communities and want to see the difference a thorough cleaning job can make, contact us today for a free estimate. We look forward to getting to know you and serving your home.