Out of sight, out of mind, right? But the problem is, just because you can’t see it doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. There are places in your home that you may never even think about. Identifying the areas in your home that you forget to clean can go a long way in ensuring a tidy and hygienic space for the future.
Large amounts of dust and spiderwebs build up below and behind refrigerators, ovens, and washing machines. You may not be able to see that dust, but it can negatively affect the room and the home’s inhabitants. This is especially important if you have any family members with seasonal allergies. The dust buildup will affect the air quality, and it can be an additional factor in sinus issues. There’s a good chance you haven’t moved any of your large appliances since they were installed, so don’t be afraid to take a peek. Just be careful when moving them.
Hopefully, it’s safe to say you’re already washing the pillow you sleep on, but throw pillows from the bed and living room need cleaned, too. You may not be sleeping on them every night, but throw pillows accumulate dirt over time, and living room pillows especially will quickly collect debris.
How often you should wash your throw pillows will depend on your specific circumstances. You may not need to regularly clean throw pillows that are just decorative and that people don’t really use. However, if your kids are younger or just messy, washing throw pillows as frequently as twice a month is recommended.
Your windows can also build up large amounts of dust and spiderwebs over time. You might already be cleaning the windows that are easy to reach, but think about skylights, transoms, or other hard-to-reach windows. These types of windows can be easily forgotten, so keep that in mind the next time you’re cleaning. Also, if you have blinds, make sure to clean each slat individually.
Dust, dirt, and other debris can build up in almost every crevasse of a home, so get creative with where you look when you’re cleaning. Hopefully, this has helped you identify the areas in your home that you forget to clean so that, next time, you’ll leave no dust bunny unturned.