Did You Forget to Clean This?

ACI's latest National Cleaning Survey revealed some interesting facts about our cleaning habits or lack of them! We learned that about one-third of us don't believe we are cleaning everything in our homes often enough. So, we thought we'd provide a few fast and easy tips for cleaning up around the house - in focusing on those places we likely don't have time to clean regularly or don't remember to do often enough.

  *   Door knobs - These are perhaps the things we touch most often, every day. So, grab a wipe or sponge at least once a week and get rid of germs that can be transferred from person to person. (Icky!)

  *   Bed linens - According to the survey, 23 percent of people couldn't remember the last time they washed their sheets. (Scary.) So, when you get home today, throw your sheets in the wash!

  *   The abandoned guest toilet - Those of us who have guest bathrooms may not use them very often, but that doesn't mean they don't need a quick cleaning!

  *   The germ-factory fridge<https://cleanandhappynest.org/wpd/love-your-fridge/> - It's not the most fun job, but getting rid of spoiled or expired food and wiping down the shelves is, perhaps, one of the healthiest ways you can keep you and your family health.

There's never ever a bad time to clean out your fridge. It only takes a few minutes to get rid of food that's gone bad, wipe up sticky spills, and squash the odors that ensue. Here's how!

Inside Your Fridge

Empty the contents of the entire fridge shelf by shelf and toss anything that's past its prime or you don't use. Slide out the drawers and clean them with a sponge, warm water and liquid dish soap. Spray the empty shelves with a multi-surface spray and wipe down the walls and shelves. Using an old toothbrush is a great way to clean the nooks and crannies, too. When restocking, try putting the taller items in the back and the smaller items in the front so you can better see what's in there! Place a small box of baking soda in the door or in the back of the fridge to keep odors at bay.

Outside Your Fridge

Unplug the fridge and slide a duster under the unit's kick plate to remove dust build-up. Dip a soft cloth in warm water mixed with a mild dish detergent. Wipe the surface, rinse the cloth and wipe again. Dry it with a towel to prevent water spots.

Source:  Cleanandhappynest.org