Array
Home Care

5 Things To Clean Today

Quit overlooking these spots and give them a little love today

Shares
Photography: @royalleadersaus via Instagram and Reader

On a scale of 1 to 10, how clean is your home? No matter how often you scrub, sweep and dust every corner of it, you are bound to miss one or two spots. No need to worry, this isn't your fault—these things are so subtle and forgettable, you might not even realize they need cleaning, too. To help you get every cranny of your house looking peach perfect, here is a list of things and places to tidy up immediately: 

Disinfect the light switches.

Door knobs and light switches are two of the most germ-ridden things around the home—our hands are always in contact with them therefore spreading the bacteria. Use antibacterial wipes or cotton pads soaked in alcohol to rid them of grime every now and then.

Unclog the drains.

From food residue to product build up and falling hair, there's nothing that doesn't collect over our drains. Maintain function by cleaning these areas at least once a month—take 1/2 cup of baking soda and sprinkle it down each drain followed by 1/2 cup of white vinegar. Let this combo sit for around 30 minutes before rinsing it off with warm water. 

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Wash your trash bins.

That's right—garbage cans also need deep cleaning! At least twice a month, get them out in your backyard and hose them down with water combined with an all-purpose cleaner. For dirt build-up or dried food particles, you can use a nylon-bristle brush to scrub it off.  

CONTINUE READING BELOW
Recommended Videos

Mop up the space behind your toilet.

Cleaning the toilet is something everyone does, but do you ever touch the odd gap behind it? Use a narrow broom to reach into the back of the bowl. If you want a more intense cleanse, you can try using a damp mop instead. 

Wipe the overhead of your kitchen cabinets.

Don't let a troop of dust bunnies multiply on your expensive cabinets. Once a week, take a damp sponge or cloth and wipe the tops of your kitchen cabinets. When doing this, avoid standing on your kitchen counters to prevent accidents—use a sturdy stepladder or a stool instead. 

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

PHOTOS: @royalleadersaus via Instagram and Reader's Digest (Main) 

More on Realliving.com.ph

Shares

Latest Stories

Real Living Readers Share Their Home Improvement Projects During Quarantine

A bit of rearranging can make a big difference!

Quick Ways to Disinfect Your Plastic Chopping Board

FYI, it's one of the dirtiest items in your kitchen.

What You Need to Know About Your Meralco Bill

Customers complained that the amount on their May bill doubled or tripled compared to previous months.

This 78sqm Multi-bedroom Condo Offers an Elegant and Homey Filipino Vibe

Architect Angelo Siochi proves that statement pieces will always have a place even in small spaces.

After an Anay Infestation, This Family Went for a DIY Kitchen Makeover

Eunice Cleofas shares how she and her family refurbished their own kitchen in three weeks.

Keep Your House Smelling Fresh Using These Natural Room Scents

If you don't like overpowering fragrances, these subtle aromas will keep your home smelling fresh.

How to Keep Your Grease Trap Clean and Avoid Kitchen Odors

Your grease trap should be regularly maintained.

How to Plant Tomatoes at Home

There's nothing more satisfying than harvesting fruit from a plant you took care off!

These Locally-Made Abaca Face Masks Are Your Eco-Friendly Alternative to Disposables

They're also said to be 7 times more effective than regular cloth masks when it comes to protection.

How to Clean, Disinfect Your Floor to Keep Germs Out of Your Home

Whether wood, linoleum, porcelain, or vinyl
Load More Stories

Get inspiring design ideas and handy hints.
Subscribe to our newsletter now!