Everyone likes their home to be nice and clean. We vacuum, sweep, wash and wipe every corner regularly, but there are a few places we may forget to clean, or we don’t clean often enough.
Chances are that between entering our home and reaching the sink, we have touched at least two doorknobs. Do you see where I am going? The same applies to handles and switches too, as we touch them all the time.
The air is full of pollution, dust, viruses and whatnot, that’s why we should clean the window screens regularly. If you have the chance to remove them and wash them, that’s great, otherwise, you can wipe them until they are clean. You might be surprised how much dirt is in the screens even if you clean them regularly.
We use our phone outside, in the bathroom, in the kitchen, in bed. It needs to be cleaned regularly; we should also wash our hands before or after using it. I, personally, use wet wipes that are specifically made to clean electronics, but you can try other methods too.
If you have any cleaning tips, please, share them in the comments. What would you add to this list?
Do you clean the listed items regularly?
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Yeah, we often forget to clean such things because in the crazy pace of modern life they are not conspicuous. Doorknobs are really my theme.
I am a germaphobe, so I usually manage to remember about cleaning these, but it’s still anoying to do it, haha.
This reminds me I need to clean my doorknobs today. Because they are metallic it is hard to clean them.
It is important to clean them regularly. You can just wipe them with some alcohol or a sanitizing wipe. It’s the easier and fastest way for me.
thanks so much for a useful post
Thank you for stopping by! 🙂
You made a useful list for us to think about. Also, another great one to add to this list is to clean under the frigerator. I was cleaning my kitchen floor yesterday when I saw some cat food pieces that had gotten stuck under it.
That’s a great point! There are always lots of expected and unexpected things under the furniture.
Window screens, yeah, and door knobs. But, hey, our phones may have more germs than both ? though I sanitized mine every day
Haha, especially mine since I drop it all the time. 😀
Lol! Poor phone. Hey, I just go over here to read. Do not waste your time checking out my posts here. I do not think I will have free time to ever go back and write in Virily. I just pop up to let you know I think of you ??
Aw, you are so kind, and it’s a pity you are not going to write anymore. I can’t believe I have missed so many of your posts, I will keep checking though, I am curious. 😀
Curiosity, love, can kill a cat ???? and yes, you are right, I am an angel. My horns are neatly tucked in place by my halo ?
The devil himself is an angel. 😀 We need more of your humor here, I hope you consider writing again. 🙂
The devil according to a story I read is actually doing this world a favor. Without evil, the love will not flourish because friction is required in order for free will to work ?. So, I agree, the devil is an angel.
That’s an interesting point of view! I like to believe that he does not create evil, but he punishes it. Like a good guy doings the dirty job. I love the series Lucifer with Tom Ellis. 😀
The devil does create evil in order for humans to grow and ascend to the next dimension. I have not watch the series though.
Yes, I admit that I rarely clean these. I haven’t even spend enough time to clean the other areas of my home yet. 😛
I always like to read articles about organizing and cleaning. These are useful to me! Thanks for sharing and reminding.
Cleaning can be quite tedious indeed, but I am always looking for some new efficient ways to do it more easily.
Thanks for the warning. I have to admit that many times I forget about these things. ?
Now that the flu season is approaching, it’s good to be careful.
I totally agree. I’ll have to be very careful.
Your post is indeed a great reminder to all of us
Thank you, I am glad to hear that!
Oh, Ellie… I plead guilty! Indeed I rarely clean all that, unfortunately, no one else wants to do it except me.
That’s why I am here to remind you. 🙂 Sometimes if we want something done, we have to do it by ourselves.
Thank you for being a great reminder for me Ellie.
I find it hilarious that people are still wound around the germs carried by their hands.
1. your cell phone – clean that sucker at least once a week!
2. sponges in the bathroom! get rid of them every single day!
99% of disease is spread not by the human hand. But by the air you breathe!
It is true, I personally make sure to take care of my face, nose and mouth as well, but unfortunately, we can’t clean the air so easily. If our hands, face and phone are exposed to the same air, and we clean our hands and face but not the phone, then once we touch it or put it on our face, it’s almst like we haven’t cleaned anything. So it makes sense to take care of the things we are able to change. 🙂
I traveled to asia during the bird flu scare.
Everyone had a mask on. That is the best way sadly.
It seems that they still do. However, masks need to be changed frecuently, otherwise its even worse.
Here in Bulgaria people look at you as if you are an alien if you wear a mask, and older people may even confront you or make fun of you because of it.
yes the masks were thrown away at least twice a day back then,. I don’t know what the answer is.
it is truly sad.
those that wash their hands still get sick.
those that wear masks can get other types of illness.
Unfortunately, that’s true. We can’t prevent everything, but I still believe it’s better to know that you have done what you were able to.
As for the mask, if literally everyone wears them, I guess that’s good. Otherwise, if you are healthy and wear a mask just in case, viruses and other stuff stick too the moisture of the mask and you carry them by your mouth all day. That’s why it’s better those who are already sick to wear the masks.
that is a good point you’ve made. 🙂 you are quite right!
If I were to clean up, these things would never be cleaned, dear Ellie
Haha, it’s good to clean them from time to time.
I totally agree with you … I’ll ever try, my dear friend
Yes, this article was useful
Glad to hear that! 🙂
Great tips there and a good reminder to all of us to clean these areas more!
Thank you very much for reading!
Thanks for reminding us the importance of cleaning these 3 items.
Thank you very much for stopping by! 🙂
This is a great reminder Ellie925. I hate cleaning window screens because of the grime in there. I just did the ones in My son’s room yesterday. Since I have brass doorknobs and handles I clean them often and the swtich boards.
Cleaning the window screens is a pain, but it’s worth it. 🙂
doorknobs can get pretty skanky
True! It reminds me of this trend a few years ago when girls were licking doorknobs.
please tell me they cleaned them first
I hope so. Otherwise, those who survived are now invincible. 😀
that would be a strong immune system
We have a routine but one thing is done every day and that is to wash hands each time someone comes to the kitchen. That is a rule here.
That’s a great rule indeed!
Those areas you mentioned can be easily ignored but they do have a lot of germs.
That’s true, thanks for stopping by!
Thanks for the article and for the reminder.
Thank you for stopping by!
A grat reminder. Just got home and was cleaning my phone as I read this! So important.
Another one to add is our purses after being out shopping. We sit them down and think of the germs on the bottom of the purse!
So true, keys as well. Glad to know that I am not the only germaphobe, hehe.
Okay, I have to share my first thought when I read the title. I will probably regret sharing it, but it made me laugh so perhaps someone else will laugh as well.
“Really, only 3?”
That’s true, I started with 10 in mind, but decided to post at least 3 that I find very important. This can be a series of posts with practical tips about how to clean them properly.