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Ignored Items in Your Home during Cleaning

It is safe to say that cleaning is probably not your favourite past time. There are most likely much more enjoyable activities that you would love to be partaking in besides spending your time cleaning up around the house. And with so many different areas and items within your home that require cleaning, it is easy to forget a few things on your cleaning to-do list. Toilets, carpets and appliances in your home often get the most attention, but in order for your entire home to be clean, it is time that you added a few items to your regular cleaning routine. There are ignored items in your home that could use a good scrubbing.

Kitchen Sink

You might think that just rinsing your dishes in your sink is enough to keep it tidy. However, your sink is actually one of the dirtiest places in your home. When dirty plates are piled in your sink, they can leave behind bacteria and germs. This means that cleaning your sink often should be a priority in your household. You do not want to risk contamination of food due to a dirty sink. Using a bleach-based cleaner on your sink at least once a day is the best way to fight against bacteria.

Throw Pillows

The throw pillows and cushions within your home add to the style and design of any space, but they might also be a hotbed for dead skin and mites. Even if you do not use your throw pillows that often, it is still a good idea to clean them at least once a week. This can be done by washing them by hand or in the washing machine.

Kitchen Trash Can

You might be good at taking the kitchen trash bag out every other night, but you also have to give the actual trash container some attention. It is important that you remove your kitchen bin from your home at least once per week and wash it out using water and soap. This will get rid of the bacteria that has been transferred from foods overtime. Be sure to spray the handles and lids of your trash bins with sanitizer to keep them germ-free as well.


There are few items in your home that will collect more dust than lampshades. But it is possible to use a vacuum attachment to easily clean all the lampshades in your home. This is a cleaning chore that should be done at least one time each week to keep dust from piling up.

If you truly hate cleaning or cannot find time to accomplish these tasks, consider looking into cleaning services. But make sure that they too don't ignore these areas!