The Things You Might Forget To Clean (And Reasons Why You Shouldn’t)

Far be it from us to add to your list of household chores. You probably have a lot on your to-do list already. 

However, after vacuuming, dusting, and decluttering, there are a few other key chores you need to add to your cleaning schedule. These are the chores that can easily be forgotten about, but as you will see in this article, you really shouldn’t!

#1: Your gutters

It’s a dirty job, we know, but you really do need to climb those ladders to clean your gutters of any gunk that has accumulated over time. You see, if you don’t, blockages will occur, and that could lead to rainwater damage to your home that could one day cost you a fortune to put right. And not only that but thanks to the damp and rotting wood that is caused by rainwater damage, you might also attract a few unwelcome pests. Wasp, hornets, termites, and mice are just a few examples of the visitors you can expect to take up residence in your home.

So, if you don’t have a fear of vertigo (hire a professional if you do), scale those ladders and clear that gunk, and then use the pressure washing services of a firm such as https://propelpressurecleaning.com/ to give your gutters a thorough clean. Your home will benefit if you do, and you won’t have an infestation of either mold or wasps to deal with!

#2: Your refrigerator

Sorry to say it, but your fridge could be making you sick! Two of the worst places are your meat and vegetable compartments, as any loose remnants could decay and spread bacteria around the rest of your foods. If you defrost your frozen meats in your refrigerator, the meat juices could seep out and contaminate anything that is below. And if you wash your fruits and vegetables before putting them in your refrigerator, you also run the risk of bacteria because of the added moisture. 

Needless to say, you should be careful about how you store your foods. Trap the juices from your meats with tin foil or similar, and only wash your fresh produce when you intend to eat them. Be sure to clear your refrigerator of out-of-date foods too, clean any containers you intend to reuse and commit to a weekly clean with hot, soapy water and a multipurpose spray to remove the germs that could be lurking inside your fridge.

#3: The things you touch each day

The more you use something, the dirtier they become thanks to the grease and grime on your hands, and the greater the risk of bacteria spreading around your home. Yuck! So, consider the many items you use on a daily basis, and give them a quick clean with an antibacterial wipe once every few days. We are thinking about your keys, remote controls, credit cards, and your door handles, as just a few prime examples. It will only take you a few seconds to wipe them down, and once you have, you will have alleviated the risk of viruses that could spread because of these miniature oases of germs. 

Thanks for reading and happy (extra) housework!

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larescoe

This is so true and it is crazy how easy it can be to overlook these things! Thank you so much for sharing! I have never owned a house before, but my dad does and his gutters got so bad that it caused all kind of other problems. It is so important to clean them out! I am big about the refrigerator as well, I always try to clean it out every week before I go shopping. I do not like it to smell bad or potentially cause harm to my family.

Tamra Phelps

Speaking of the fridge, I usually forget to clean the top, too. It always seems to be filthy.

nurselinda101

These are big jobs that we often forget about. I really appreciate you sharing this with us. God Bless