The toilet brush and its holder are two of the most unpleasant parts of a bathroom. It’s completely normal to avoid cleaning them. However, this humble tool and its plastic holder need some respect. A good cleaning and disinfecting session are well-deserved from time to time.
Most of us scrub our toilet and place the still-wet bristle brush back in its holder. This creates a breeding ground for bacteria and other unhealthy bits. You can spray the toilet brush with vinegar or diluted bleach, then rinse it with fresh toilet water. To clean the holder, spray disinfectant and rinse clean.
Behind the Couch
Moving the couch away from the wall for a quick clean is such a hassle. It’s heavy, clunky, and burdensome. Besides, you’re cleaning, not going to the gym! The nuisance of moving the couch makes it a place that understandably gets passed over during a cleaning. However, you could be sitting next to dirt and bugs if you’re not thorough.
The black hole between the back of your couch and the wall is home to an intricate world of dust, dirt, and cobwebs. If you never move your couch to clean it, itsy bitsy spiders might move in and make themselves comfortable.
Did you know you’re supposed to wash your hairbrush at least twice a month? This is because our heads constantly shed hair and flakes, most of which end up in our hairbrush. It’s gross, but it’s the truth. If you’re like most people and have never washed your hairbrush, here’s how.
Pull out all the excess hair between the bristles and throw it away. No one wants to see your loose hair bits. Then, soak the brush in warm soapy water for a few minutes. After the soapy water has loosened up all the gross gunk from the brush, you can scrub everything out and rinse.
Under the Oven
The space under the oven is a mysterious no man’s land of crumbs, dropped food, and other unidentified objects. Unfortunately, this means it’s an area of the house that needs to be cleaned. Your kitchen can be sparkling clean everywhere else, but if you missed under the oven, you’re not done.
Instead of pulling out the oven from its home against the wall, there’s an easy cheat. Pull out the bottom drawer and get all the bits and bobs that way. You can easily sweep, wipe, and scrape all the mysterious matter under your oven in a matter of minutes.
Food Container Lids
All of us thoroughly clean our plastic and glass food containers. We get into each crack and crevice with precision, ensuring no food remnants are left behind. Many of us don’t wash the lids of these containers with quite the same amount of detail.
Whether they’re made of plastic or rubber, food container lids need to be thoroughly washed after every use. Bacteria and mold love to live in the tiny corners and rubber seals of container lids. If you do notice a dreaded spot of mold, soak your lids in a diluted bleach bath and then clean thoroughly. And if you want to know what we would do with the moldy ones....yep, garbage them!