Clean Three Overlooked Areas in Your Home Today

Lara DeHavenHomeowner Tips, Lake Conroe


Today is the perfect time to clean three overlooked areas in your home, especially since we are in the midst of a Coronavirus pandemic.   Cleaning wisely protects your family.  Lake Conroe Homes wants everyone to be as safe and healthy as possible.  Therefore, let’s focus on three often forgotten areas in our homes.

Three Areas to Clean Today:

  1. Door knobs and Handles–   Sometimes we forget to clean the places we touch all the time.  Wipe down all the door knobs and handles in your home.  Don’t forget places like the refrigerator door handle, the knobs on your kitchen cabinets, or the handle for flushing the toilet. Use your favorite disinfecting cleaner or wipe.  If you are interested in using a more natural approach, Naturally Antibacterial Cleaners focuses on what you probably already have in your pantry.  Regardless of the cleaner you choose, it won’t take long to disinfect all the knobs and handles in your home.
  2. Toys– Kids play with toys all the time, and yet we rarely clean them.  The younger the child, the more likely he/she will put the toy in his/her mouth.  Hard, plastic toys are the easiest to clean.  Drop them in the sink or bathtub with warm, soapy water.  Then, enlist help from your family to “bathe” the toys.  A dish drying rack is a great tool, which enables them to air dry.  Clean stuffed animals in the washing machine and dryer.  Put more fragile or precious stuffed toys in a pillowcase before washing.  This will help the toy “survive” the wash cycle intact.
  3. Remote Controls– First, remove the batteries from the controller before cleaning.  You want to pay special attention to the buttons and face of the remote.  Since disinfecting wipes are hard to find, take a cotton swab and dip it in rubbing alcohol or in any disinfecting solution.  Wipe it over the surface of every remote.  Don’t forget the plastic places around the buttons.  When it is completely dry, replace the batteries.

Obviously you can clean many other places in your home, but I wanted to draw your attention to three overlooked areas.  Cleaning these areas is not difficult and uses supplies you already have at home.  Get your family involved and make quick work of these chores.  Then remember to wash your hands afterwards.

If you want more ideas, Houzz Magazine published an article this week, “20 Things You Might Be Forgetting to Clean.”  With the presence of COVID-19, cleaning these overlooked areas protects our loved ones.  The wisdom of Benjamin Franklin still rings true, “Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today.”