10 Things You Should Be Cleaning More Than You Do!

1.Remote Controls

We handle this everyday, but rarely clean them, your remote is a petri dish for germs.

How To Clean: Just use a disinfecting wipe or put some rubbing alcohol on a Q-tip to clean around the buttons.

2.Laundry Baskets

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Lets think about this, you put your dirty sweaty clothes in here, then put your clean clothes back in it, unless you have designated baskets for clean and dirty.

How To Clean: For plastic, wipe it down with disinfectant wipes or disinfectant spray. If it is mesh hamper, just throw it in the wash.

3.Dish Washer

You would think, the dishwasher would stay somewhat clean with the amount of detergent you use to clean the dishes, but this is not the case. Food and crumbs can be coated to the sides and in the tiny crevasses of the dishwasher.

How To Clean: Sprinkle a cup of baking soda to the bottom of the dishwasher and leave a cup of vinegar on the top rack, then start a wash cycle.

3.Pillows

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Pillows are often forgotten about when It comes to washing your bedding. Even though you have a pillow case, that doesn’t mean it can be protected from germs and sweat.

How To Clean: Throw it in the washer by itself with a small amount of detergent. *Extra tip: When drying, place a few tennis balls in with the pillow, this will help keep the pillows nice and fluffy.

5.Door knobs, Handles and Light Switches

 You can find these all over your house, and how often do you actually remember to wash these.

How To Clean: Scrub/wipe with a disinfectant spray or wipe to get rid of all that built up grime.

6.Kitchen Sink

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Think about all the dirty dishes and bacteria that is growing in the cool damp parts of your sink!

How To Clean: Traditional disinfectant cleaners are a great option, but for a more echo friendly and pipe friendly option pour half a cup of baking soda down the drain and chase it with half a cup of Vinegar and a spritz of lemon. Let this soak in for a few minutes, then wash it down with hot water.

7.Bathroom Matts

You may be clean when you use them, but a cool damp place sure does sound like a good spot for bacteria and germs to make their home.

How To Clean: Wash with hot water once a week.

8.Makeup Brushes

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These can build up a lot of residue and in turn you are just wiping more oil and dirt back onto your face, causing breakouts.

How To Clean: Gently wash the brushes with warm water and baby shampoo, then rinse.

9.Phones

We are constantly using them and taking them into the filthiest places, making them one of our dirtiest accessories.

How To Clean: Wipe doesn’t with a disinfectant wipe, or use a cotton ball with rubbing alcohol to get into all those crevasse and groves.

10.Couches

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 You would be surprised at what you can find hiding in your couch.

How To Clean: Flip over the cushions and vacuum both sides once a month, pick up all that excess food and hair (if you have an animals). When using stain removers be sure that there are no dangerous ingredients that will ruin your upholstery

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