Some Important Things You Don’t Clean But Definitely Should

Cleaning can be a peaceful or massive chore, depending on who you ask. But no matter how you look at it, there’s no denying that it takes an incredible amount of work. Hence, why it can be peaceful or a chore. When cleaning, the goal is to have every place, surface, nook, and cranny spotless.

Of course, even with your best effort, some things can still escape you. And that’s perfectly understandable. To help you keep things clean and organized, let’s list some essential things that might not get spotted during your initial cleaning.

If you know where to look, you can stay on top of everything and keep everything nice and hygienic. Here’s what you need to know:

Light Switches

Odds are, you have light switches all over your house. And if you keep it tidy, you’ll probably clean the light switches too. But how often do you think about cleaning the electrical contacts? If you’re not cleaning them regularly, you should. The contact with the light bulb gets hot and can get dirty quickly. Once they get dirty, they’re pretty much impossible to clean. When they’re dirty, they’re also more likely to fail. A dirty switch can lead to a burned-out light bulb.

There are a few ways you can clean them. One is to use a lint-free cloth to wipe the contacts with a bit of isopropyl alcohol. Another is to use a toothbrush with a bit of isopropyl alcohol. 

Door Knobs

Door knobs are like light switches; they get filthy fast and can be very difficult to clean. They’re probably among the filthiest things you touch regularly and most likely touch all kinds of things. So, they take a lot of abuse and are very hard to clean.

However, you can do an excellent job of cleaning them fairly easily. All you have to do is rub them down with a dry, clean cloth and a little soap. Then, let it sit for a couple of minutes and rinse it with water. Be careful to rub it in a circular motion. Avoid using abrasives as they could break the surface.


Sinks get dirty fast, so you need to clean them regularly. But it’s easy to forget about certain spots, especially if you do a lot of cooking. If you have a lot of cooking utensils, it can be challenging to clean the whole sink. However, one spot is easy to forget about: the overflow. That’s the place all the debris and dirt goes. Make sure to clean that out regularly, so it doesn’t end up clogging the drain.

Remote Controls

Remote controls are pretty small, so it can be easy to forget them. However, they’re an essential part of your life and full of bacteria. That bacteria can get on all kinds of things, like your hands and bed, which can then be transferred to other things, like wounds and your mouth.

You want to clean it often to avoid compromising your health. To do so, take a cotton swab and wipe it down with soap and water. Make sure you clean it on the sides and under the buttons. When you’re done, dry it off with a paper towel and put it back into its case.

The Bottom Line

So, you have a few additional items to keep in mind for your cleaning regimen. Don’t think about this as you have to start cleaning them too. But, it’s a good idea to keep them in mind so you can clean them whenever you clean the rest of your space. By doing so, you’ll be able to stay on top of your cleaning game, and everything will be clean, nice, and tidy when you want it to be.

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