If you’re one of those rare unicorns who loves cleaning the shower, this advice is not for you, and you cam move on to the next one. However, if you’re an average person who avoids cleaning the shower at all costs, listen up. Most of us are missing an important part of cleaning the shower. We’re talking about the showerhead.
The showerhead’s tiny holes easily get clogged up by sediment and hard water buildup. This can negatively affect water pressure, making showers way less enjoyable. Not to mention the potential bacteria living its best life around the clogs. Thankfully, a dirty showerhead is nothing some vinegar can’t fix.
It’s kind of depressing how quickly sliding glass door tracks get clogged with dirt and grime. For this reason, most of us avoid getting down and dirty to clean them. However, keeping the track of any sliding door is essential. If the tracks get clogged, the door won’t open and close as smoothly. Overall, it’s a frustrating experience.
We see you glancing over at your sliding glass door. It’s time to suck it up and clean out the track. Sometimes a quick vacuum is enough, but other times the situation is direr. You might have to scrape debris out of the track by hand.
Ther's more to come when considering your home, especially the living room. Much like the tops of picture frames, the tops of door frames are invisible harbingers of dust. Unless you are impressively tall, you can’t see the tops of all the door frames in your house. That means most of us naturally forget to clean these areas when we’re dusting. Dust and debris love it up there!
Have no fear. This oversight is easily solved. Grab an extendable duster or a ladder and get to dusting! You might be shocked by how much dust gets captured. But, once everything is clean, all dusting faux pas can be forgiven.
Your Tea Kettle
So, you’re a tea drinker instead of a coffee addict. We hate to break it to you, but you’re not immune to overlooking the cleanliness of your tea-related appliances. Even though water is the only thing going into a tea kettle, it still needs to be cleaned out.
All the water going in and out of the kettle creates something called kettle furring. This is just a fancy way of saying a bunch of sediment and limescale builds up inside your kettle. It’s not harmful, but it can make your tea taste weird. Boiling some vinegar and water in the kettle will solve all your problems.
Range Hood Filter
The range hood filter is definitely one of the most overlooked parts of any kitchen. If you haven’t cleaned your hood filter in a while (or ever), be prepared for a fun hour of soaking and scrubbing. These things get covered in grease, lint, and grime. It’s pretty gross, and you won't believe the color this stuff turns into.
Pop those metal filters out and let them soak while you scrub down the rest of your range with soap, water, and vinegar. After some serious scrubbing, the layers of grease will start to melt away. It’s a dirty job, but someone has to do it.