This interesting article about problem areas that we might not even notice while cleaning our homes, made me think twice. This is probably true of most of our houses, that we don’t notice a lot of stuff just by virtue of seeing things everyday and taking them for granted. Here’s a list of ways in which we can make those difficult to notice and reach places cleaned more easily:
Vacuum nozzle: Though most of us have vacuum cleaners at home, we might not really have explored all the attachments well. So many places like channels of windows and gaps in the sofas can be cleaned using the nozzle attachment that helps to reach the gaps very easily.
Toothbrushes: From crevices in vessels that may have food stuck in them, to joints between tiles, the trusty old toothbrush comes to the rescue. It is a very handy thing to have around, and since toothbrushes are always replaced every few months, there will always be a couple of old ones around without going to much effort.
Baking soda: To keep chimney grills clean, you can just sprinkle them with baking soda, and pour some hot water over them which causes most of the oily residue to come out easily. For the remaining dirt, toothbrushes can be used to get them sparkling clean again.
Steam or hot water: Most stains can be cleaned using just boiling hot water or steam, without the addition of any chemicals at all. If at all the stain proves stubborn, easy kitchen items like baking soda or vinegar are enough to clean nearly all of them. This is why the steam mop is a very effective appliance for keeping floors clean.
Ear-buds: For areas like switchboards where you might need delicate cleaning, you can use soap solution or a thinner/nail polish remover in extreme cases along with an ear-bud for a controlled cleaning operation. Watch out though as thinner can erase any markings on the switches too.
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