Keeping your house clean can be daunting especially if you have kids and pets but it’s a task you have to do nonetheless to keep your house free of disease-causing bacteria and have a home you can comfortably spend your time in.
A clean house is essential for both your mental and physical health. The last thing you want is come back after a terrible day at the office to a dirty house. Most the diseases reported on Apex News & Media are often as a result of poor hygiene of the surroundings where one lives.
Here are the house cleaning tips you need.
Keeping your kitchen clean is important because that’s where the food you eat is handled. It’s also the part of your house that can get the messiest.
Every day food preparation involves a lot of food wastes, spills and a pile of dirty utensils. Leaving these stains and dirty dishes results into the staining of your kitchen sink and kitchen top as well as an unpleasant smell. Worse, it can lead to food poisoning.
To minimize the cleaning work you have to do after your cooking sessions, wipe spills and sweep crumbs as soon as they happen, and you can also have a bowl near you for your wastes while you cook so you don’t have to make several trips to the garbage can.
If you can, do your dishes after your meals but never leave dirty dishes in your sink for more than a day. After doing the dishes, clean the sink too and dry it so that bacteria don’t have the moist conditions they need for their growth.
Scrub your bathroom daily after a shower. Your bathroom tiles accumulate mold over time if left unattended to for a long time. Molds make your bathroom look ugly besides also posing a health risk.
Also, every so often, take time to clean and unclog your shower head and change the curtains every two weeks.
For your toilet, never leave it with stains since the longer the stay the more stubborn they become and this can lead to decolourization.
To keep your house germ-free, remove your shoes at the door step. You accumulate a lot of dirt and germs running your errands, and this dirt gets into the house when you fail to remove your shoes at the door.
The germs you bring to the house can make your pets and children sick. Besides the health benefits, it also saves you the work of having to clean your house every so often.
House hold appliances
You can’t have a clean house with dirty appliances. Your appliances gather dust due to open windows and while you sweep the floor.
Dust not only triggers certain allergies and health conditions but also reduces the efficiency of your electrical appliances. You therefore need to dust and blow them regularly to prevent accumulation of dust which can lead to overheating.
For your cooking appliances which get stained, remove the stains with warm water as soon you notice them. Never scratch off a stain since it can damage the surface of the appliance.