Five places you constantly forget to clean: clean them right now

Alina MilsentLife
Cleaning the house

Some places in your home can become real breeding grounds for bacteria and mold. The problem is that they are often forgotten during the cleaning process.

Cleaning expert Caroline Solomon frequently shares cleaning tips on her TikTok account. Recently, she discussed the five places in an apartment where germs tend to accumulate the most.

Light switches

Even the most careful and tidy individuals often overlook cleaning less obvious areas where dirt accumulates. Caroline highlighted switches as the top item on her list. The expert advises cleaning them with a multipurpose cleaner. If the surfaces are heavily soiled and have lost their whiteness, you can also use common household remedies such as white vinegar, a baking soda solution, or lemon juice.

Areas above the door

A considerable amount of dust typically accumulates above the door, but few people pay attention to it. Therefore, even hard-to-reach surfaces should be cleaned periodically. Caroline recommends simply wiping them with a damp cloth several times.

Spaces under the refrigerator and kitchen furniture

You don't need to move your refrigerator or heavy kitchen furniture constantly to clean the floor underneath. It is sufficient to regularly remove crumbs from under appliances and furniture using a vacuum cleaner with a special attachment.

Areas under carpets

You can clean the carpet without removing it from the floor using citric acid, glycerin, baking soda, or vinegar. For long-pile carpets, it's best to use a microfiber cloth. Short-pile carpets can be cleaned with a brush or a damp sponge. However, at least once a month, you should lift the carpets and thoroughly clean the floor beneath them.


Showerheads are best cleaned with a diluted vinegar solution.

To prepare the solution, you will need:

  • 1 cup of white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons of liquid soap for cleaning (or dishwashing liquid, laundry soap, etc.)

Mix the ingredients and pour the solution into a spray bottle. You can use the resulting product to treat surfaces such as showerheads, bathtubs, sinks, toilets, faucets, tiles, and grout.

You can also protect faucets from limescale using an interesting life hack. Just rub the surfaces with a paraffin candle. Read the article to find out how to do it correctly and why the popular glycerin product may not produce the desired effect.

Earlier, OBOZREVATEL told you what grandma's tricks help to get rid of rust in the toilet.

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