We all know of the areas around the house we all hate to clean. They are usually hard to reach or stubborn to clean and you end up spend hours trying to clean them properly. These are our top 5 trickiest areas to clean and how you can make it easier for yourself.
Hard To Reach Dust
When dusting its usually around the edges of picture frames or on the top of kitchen cupboards tend to get missed out. the
When your dusting you should always take down anything that is hanging on the wall and dust them every 2 weeks. You should invest in a duster with an extendable handle so you can get to those hard to reach spots. By regularly vacuuming and dusting other areas of your home will ensure there’s less dust in your home and it won’t find those hard to reach areas.
KAY’S TOP TIP: Invest in an extendable duster
A Greasy Hob
When you’re cooking, grease and food always splash out of the pan and end up on the stove top. When that stuff then gets burnt on, it’s can be hard to get off and will take you ages try to get it clean. I always keep a bottle of kitchen cleaner and a cloth nearby so as soon as your finished cooking all you need to do is give the cooker a quick wipe to get the excess off, spray some kitchen cleaner and let it sit for a while until you’ve eaten. Then, when you come to do the washing up afterwards, all of that grime and grease should wipe off easily.
If the grease is really stubborn, you might need a stronger degreaser to get it off. You should also use a microfiber cloth because it’s the best for soaking up the grease. Rinse it out between each wipe to get any excess grease out and it’ll pick up more with each wipe.
KAY’S TOP TIP: Use Microfiber Cloths
Behind The Toilet
This has to be No 1 for the worst place to clean in the entire house. I think it because it’s so hard to get into and to clean it properly you need to get on your hands and knees. If you want to keep your home germ free, the easiest way is to get a mop with an adjustable head to easily get behind there but the best way to clean it is to get down on hands and knees and give it a good scrub. As long as you do it regularly and don’t leave the dirt to build up, it should only take a few minutes. It only gets bad when you avoid doing it until it gets really bad.
KAY’S TOP TIP: Wash behind your toilet every week to save the build up of dirt and germs.
Behind The Radiator
This is another tricky area because its a dust collector and it’s hard to get in there and clear it out. If you clean these regularly, it will get easier with time. When your cleaning your radiators ensure the heating is off as they suck up dust while they’re switched on. Now comes the hardest part, getting inside and behind it. Some vacuums come with attachments to clean or you can get specific radiator cleaning brushes which are the easiest way to get right down inside it. If you can’t get hold of a radiator cleaning brush, you can just tape a cloth to the end of a stick and use that instead.
KAY’S TOP TIP: Can’t afford special cleaning tools use a hairdryer on full power to blast the dust out.
A Moldy Shower Curtain
When your shower curtain starts to get wet and damp, it’ll grow black mold spots on it and start to give off a musty smell. It’s pretty unpleasant and you might think that you just need to throw it away and get a new one, but if you start doing that every time you’ll be changing it every couple of months. Luckily, it’s actually easier than you think to get rid of that mold. First off, you need to stop it from happening in the first place. The best way to do that is to dry it out properly after you shower. Always pull the curtain across so it’s not bunched up and if you’ve got an extractor fan in the bathroom, leave it on for a while after you shower. But even then, you’re going to get some mold growing on there sometimes but you can get rid of it. Most shower curtains are machine washable but normal detergent won’t cut through the mold properly. Put the curtain in the machine with a bit of baking soda and vinegar as well as normal detergent and let it soak for a couple of hours, then put it on a normal cycle. If the mold is quite bad, you’ll probably need to do it a couple of times. If you’ve tried it a couple of times and the mold is still persistent, then you might need to get a new curtain.
KAY’S TOP TIP: Wash with baking soda and vinegar
These areas of the house are always a pain to keep clean but most of the time, people struggle with them because they try to avoid cleaning them until it’s too late. It’ll save you some time and trouble now, but you’re just adding to your problems further down the line. It’s best to suck it up and clean those areas regularly when you do the rest of the house. They’ll still be tough to clean but it’ll be a lot easier than it would if you left it until it was too dirty. Then you’ll really struggle to keep on top of your house.