I am someone that prides myself of keeping a clean apartment. I actually find joy in my weekly cleaning routine most of the time. Call me crazy, but there is something so satisfying knowing that your living space is clean and organized. So, in an effort to help you keep your first apartment as clean as possible, here are 7 surprisingly dirty places to clean in your apartment ASAP!
This post is sharing the most surprisingly dirty places to clean in your apartment.
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1. Kitchen Sink
Consider everything that is put into the sink every day. Not only is it used for washing dishes but also draining raw meat, washing hands, and discarding of some leftover scraps. Obviously all of this makes the kitchen sink a breeding ground for bacteria.
To Clean: Use an all-purpose spray in the sink and the surrounding area. For a more natural solution, use baking soda and a sponge (not the one you use to clean dishes) to scrub the surface of the sink. Rinse the baking soda out of the sink and use white vinegar and warm water to sanitize the area.
You use your toothbrush twice a day with toothpaste, so you would think that the toothbrush itself is clean. However, water is not enough to sanitize the bacteria that grows in between washes. And you don’t want to get ride of bacteria in your mouth by putting more bacteria from your mouth in there.
To Clean: You can put your toothbrush in the dishwasher every once in a while to sanitize or you can be extra like me and get this UV sanitizer to store your toothbrush in to clean daily.
After being used, sponges remain wet and accumulate a ton of bacteria. You then use that same sponge to wash the dishes you eat off of. If your sponge stinks, it is a clear sign that it’s holding a lot of bacteria.
To Clean: Place a wet sponge in the microwave for a minute and a half daily or run it through your dishwasher. Replace your sponge monthly depending on how much you use it.
4. Shower Curtain
Ironically, some of the most surprisingly dirty places to clean in your apartment are the places that you use to clean. The shower is another place that stays damp for multiple hours a day. This means that it is a breeding ground for mold and bacteria.
To Clean: Mix equal parts white vinegar and warm water into a spray bottle to use on the plastic shower liner. Put fabric shower curtains in the washer once every few months.
5. Remote Controls
The Remote is touched countless times a day, especially while eating. That means there are tons of crumbs and oils on the remote in addition to everyday bacteria that adds up.
To Clean: Use a disinfectant wipe to clean the remote as often as necessary.
6. Trash Can
You frequently take out the trash (I hope), but when was the last time you actually cleaned your trash can? Think about how many nasty things you throw in that small space a day. There are a little over 400 germs per square inch of the trash can.
To Clean: Once a week, wipe the can out with Clorox Wipes or hot soapy water. Once a month, use a bleach and water mixture to clean it.
7. Light Switches
Like door knobs, we are constantly touching light switches. Though they might not look dirty, the harbor some of the most bacteria in your entire apartment.
To Clean: Use a cloth and an all-purpose cleaner to wipe down the face plates and switches.
This post was all about the top dirty places to clean in your apartment asap!
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