We all tend to neglect a lot of cleaning chores which we know we must do but we never have the time or energy, right?
If you are like me then chances are you always forget about your oven – the most important appliance in any kitchen. But it’s very important for your health as well as the long lifespan of your oven. All of those impurities are getting in the way of your oven working properly which means that every time you turn it on it uses twice the energy to heat up to the temperature you want. This will eventually resolve in a lot of problems and the appliance will break.
All the build-up, greasy stains, burnt food, and other impurities accumulated in your oven are waiting to get cleaned.
Your Trash Can
I can’t even remember the last time I cleaned my trash can – and this is something I want to change. I have promised myself that I will pay attention to these small details whenever I do my cleaning chores.
And just because you use a garbage bag doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t clean the trash can.
I found a great hack I intend to use: whenever you take out the trash spray the can with a disinfectant before you put the next garbage bag. Then once a month wash the can with bleach and hot water.
Recently I understood how important cleaning your mattress really is. Do you know how much dirt, dust, body-liquids, bad odours, and all sorts of other impurities get absorbed by your mattress? If you tend to have allergies then you need to look into cleaning your mattress on regular basis.
Some people recommend airing it outdoors when it’s sunny but I have it very difficult to find a clean place to put it. So what I do instead is sprinkle it with baking soda once a month so that any liquid and bad smells can get absorbed by the powder. I also vacuum clean it once every two weeks to get rid of any dirt and dust that are on the surface.
If you have the budget you should also look into steam cleaning – either get a steam cleaning machine or book a cleaning company to do the cleaning for you. Hot water extraction is very beneficial not to only your mattress but to every other upholstery in your home.
I never really thought that my dishwasher would need cleaning but it turns out that even the appliances that are made to clean need to be taken care of.
I clean my dishwasher by placing a cup filled with vinegar on the bottom rack and running an empty hot cycle.
Your Washing Machine
Another appliance many people neglect is the washing machine. I use vinegar to clean my washing machine as well – I pour it where I normally put the laundry detergent then I run an empty hot cycle.
I do this once every month!