Cleaning Tips

Places in the Home Even Clean Freaks Can Forget to Clean

Whether you are a self proclaimed clean freak or not, there are several places in the home you may forget to clean. 


This is one of the most used appliances in the kitchen. However, we often forget to give it a good cleaning. Consumer Reports recommends the following three-step process at least once a month:

    • Step 1 – Clean the exterior with a sponge and (appropriate to surface) cleaner
    • Step 2 – Clear out the filter of all food scraps that can clog drains and cause smells
    • Step 3 – Sanitize and deodorize by placing a large bowl of vinegar in the center of the bottom rack and running the dishwasher on a normal cycle without detergent.

Light switches, door knobs and handles

These little guys are touched hundreds of times each week, but we often over look them when it comes to cleaning. To help eliminate the spread of germs and bacteria make sure to wipe down these surfaces regularly with an antibacterial wipe and allow to air dry.


TV and device remotes are at the top on the list when it comes to items people forget to clean. Be sure to clean your remote at least once a week.  To do so, first remove the batteries from the remote. Then use an anti-bacterial wipe or a cloth sprayed with disinfectant and wipe the entire surface of the remote. If there is grime inside the buttons use a cotton swab soaked in rubbing alcohol to carefully clean each button. Replace the batteries and you are good to go!

Cleaning supplies

It seems like an oxymoron to clean your cleaning supplies, but it is an absolute necessity. Be sure to wash your cleaning cloths and sponges regularly and in hot soapy water. Scrub your toilet brushes well and vacuum or at least shake out your brooms and dusters.

There is a lot to think about when it comes to keeping the surfaces of your home clean. So, hey, if you’d rather let us do that thinking for you, give Two Maids & A Mop a call today!

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