Cleaning can be satisfying when you see how bright and dust free the home is afterwards. However, deep down in your heart you can admit that there are some places you don’t get to clean because they are so hard to reach. Your regular cleaning tricks won’t get the job done, and you may be tempted to ignore those areas.
Leaving such spots dirty can make your cleaning routine incomplete, and the accumulated dirt can spread to other areas of the home.
As one of the best domestic cleaners in London, we have put together 10 practical tips to help you clean those hard to reach places in the home.
These tips will help you to reduce dirt and dust. They would also prevent the spread of disease and kill germs responsible for any illness.
1. Clean ceiling fans and light fixtures
Ceiling fans are used almost every day, alongside light fixtures. We tend to ignore their state of cleanliness because they seem so far away on the ceilings or on the walls. Cleaning ceiling fans are not as difficult as it may seem. Secure a microfiber cloth to a mop handle or broom and use it to clean the blades of the fan and the light fixtures. You can also use a disposable duster but one with an extendable handle. Ensure that the duster you choose is made of a material that causes dust and dirt to cling to it rather than scatter around. Another effective trick is to wrap an old pillowcase on the blades and pull them out. The former tips may not require a ladder but using the pillowcase, certainly will. Sweep the floor beneath the fan and light fixtures after cleaning.
2. Clean blinds
The slats of blinds in the home may seem difficult to clean, but they are dust magnets that must be dealt with regularly. Grab a pair of kitchen tongs or a similarly shaped object and wrap damp microfibre cloth around them. Slide the tong along each slat and ensure you wipe away all the dust. Wash the microfibre cloth afterwards. This trick is used by cleaners who offer professional cleaning services in London.
3. Clean behind the toilet
This is one of the dirtiest jobs yet, especially when you leave the dirt to accumulate for a long time. This area is hard to reach and your mop won’t fit into this space. To deep clean this area, equip yourself with some gloves, knee pads, sponge, cleaning cloth, and cleaning solution. Spritz the area with the cleaning solution and scrub with the sponge. Rinse the area with a clean sponge dunked in clean water. Finish off by wiping with the dry cleaning cloth. As part of your routine cleaning, always wipe the area with a damp cloth and disinfectant cleaner.
4. Clean the faucets
Faucets accumulate grime and dirt in their crevices. Cleaning them may seem impossible, but it can be done with an old toothbrush and baking soda. Wet the brush and dip in baking soda, scrub all the tight corners and the entire faucet. Rinse down with clean water and your home faucets are as good as new.
5. Clean the shower heads
Sometimes, you may forget that the shower head needs cleaning. They accumulate dirt and grime and become home to limescale. Cleaning the shower head may seem complicated given its structure and design. Simply mix one cup of white vinegar with 1/3 cup of baking soda. Fill a clear, plastic bag with the mixture and tie it over the shower head. Leave the setup to sit for about 2-3 hours and rinse the shower head afterwards. Dry with a paper towel.