When you’re taking on your to-do list in the coming weeks, don’t forget these tricky spots where dirt and dust like to hide:
These can get especially grubby if you have a young family. Use rubbing alcohol and a cotton cloth to disinfect your remote and wipe away remnants of Cheeto-dust fingerprints and juice-stained hands.
Cabinet and Kitchen Handles
Because we tend to open and close drawers and cabinets while cooking, it’s pretty common to deposit bits of the food we’re cooking on the handles in our kitchens. Clean off dried-on sauces, soups and mystery liquids from your cabinet handles with a solution of equal parts distilled white vinegar and water. It’s 100 percent natural and safe to use on any surface.
We touch our light switches dozens of times each day. To kill off bacteria and protect your family from illnesses, use the water and vinegar solution you used for the kitchen, or opt for an alcohol-based sanitizer to be extra safe.
It's amazing how much debris can collect beneath beds, sofas and refrigerators. This spring, move your furniture aside and get to work on the floors. Start with a broom or dustpan, and follow up with a vacuum for the deepest possible clean. If you have carpets, you could even steam them.
As you get ready to tackle this annual challenge, take the time to establish a plan of action. Clean room by room, starting from the top and moving on to the bottom of your house. With determination and some helping hands, spring cleaning will be a breeze. Good luck!