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Hite Digital Norman

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513 SW 156th St
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73170
(405) 701-9245

Maintaining a clean home goes beyond the usual suspects of floors, bathrooms, and kitchens. Many items and areas often escape our notice during routine cleaning, yet they can harbor dust, germs, and grime. Here’s a list of 15 overlooked household items that deserve your attention for a truly spotless home.

  1. Door Handles and Light Switches: Constantly in use, they can become hotspots for germs. Wiping them down weekly can reduce the spread of bacteria.
  2. Remote Controls: A hub for bacteria, given their frequent handling. Clean them with disinfectant wipes regularly to keep germs at bay.
  3. Keyboard and Mouse: Especially important for those who work from home. Use compressed air to remove debris and disinfectant wipes for surfaces.
  4. Cell Phones and Tablets: Carried everywhere and rarely cleaned, making them germ carriers. Use a microfiber cloth and alcohol-based cleaner designed for electronics.
  5. Ceiling Fans: Dust accumulates on top of the blades and can circulate around the room when in use. Clean monthly to reduce dust spread.
  6. Window Tracks: These can collect dirt, insects, and mold. A deep clean seasonally can improve window function and air quality.
  7. Shower Curtains and Liners: Prone to mold and mildew. Washing them in the laundry machine or replacing liners regularly can keep your bathroom fresh.
  8. Trash Cans: Even with bags, residue can build up. Washing them out with soapy water and disinfectant monthly prevents odors and bacteria growth.
  9. Dishwasher and Washing Machine: Appliances need cleaning too! Monthly cleaners are available to remove buildup and ensure they run efficiently.
  10. Behind and Under Major Appliances: Dust and grime can accumulate, affecting performance and air quality. A bi-annual cleaning is recommended.
  11. Toothbrush Holders: Can become a breeding ground for bacteria. Wash them in the dishwasher or with hot soapy water weekly.
  12. Pet Toys and Beds: They can harbor bacteria and odors. Wash toys as per instructions and beds in the laundry machine regularly.
  13. Vent Covers: Dust and allergens can get trapped. Vacuuming and wiping them down seasonally can improve air flow and quality.
  14. Curtains and Drapes: Often forgotten, they can collect dust and allergens. Check cleaning instructions, as many can be vacuumed or machine washed.
  15. Outdoor Furniture: Subject to weather and outdoor dirt, they need a seasonal scrub with soapy water to stay fresh and clean.

Incorporating these often-overlooked items into your cleaning routine can lead to a healthier, cleaner home environment. Regular attention to these details not only enhances cleanliness but also the overall wellbeing of everyone in the household. Happy cleaning!

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