Did you know that your dishwashing sponge is the dirtiest thing in your entire house? This is a problem, especially considering how often you probably use it.

The kitchen sponge is among the many items that often go neglected when it comes to cleaning. The hard truth is that your house is actually full of places you forget to clean.

That is why we have created a list of 10 parts of your home that all too often are skipped over on cleaning day.

The following items should be on the checklist for the next time you deep clean your house. It’s time to invest in your health and hygiene, so keep reading!

1. Door Handles

Door handles, especially bathroom door handles, see a lot of use on a daily basis. Germs and bacteria build up fast, so make sure to clean them off with anti-bacterial cleaner on a regular basis.

2. Keyboards and Remotes

The buttons and the crevices between them on your keyboard and remotes are prime grime locations. Wipe off the buttons with an anti-bacterial wipe, and use a Q-tip to clean out the crevices in between them.

3. Light Switches

Think about all the traffic light switches see on a daily basis and all of the skin oils and germs that are left there. Light switch cleaning is important, but it must be done with care to avoid short circuits and electrocution. Instead of spraying liquids directly on the switch, dampen a cloth with cleaner and wipe the switch off carefully.

4. Kitchen Sponges

It’s a scary reality, but the kitchen sponge, intended to clean your dirty dishes, is actually the germiest thing in your house. Clean your sponge in boiling water with disinfectant or replace it weekly.

5. Throw Pillows

Throw pillows collect everything from food to dead skin. Vacuum them off from time to time or throw them in the washing machine (check the cleaning instructions first).

6. Baseboards

Baseboards have the potential to become little dust shelves. They’re so close to the ground that the dust buildup often goes unnoticed. Be sure to wipe them off or run the vacuum over them when you deep clean your home.

7. Trash Cans

When you deep clean your house, don’t forget to clean inside your trash cans. Between trash bag leaks and the food that skips the bag and slips straight into the bin, the buildup can get smelly and germy.

8. Shower Curtain

Shower curtains collect mildew and soap scum, so don’t neglect them when it’s cleaning time. Luckily, there’s an easy fix to dirty shower curtains. Simply throw them in the washing machine with detergent and a cup of baking soda.

9. Under Appliances

When you clean your kitchen counters, be sure to lift up all your appliances and disinfect the area underneath them. Because we can’t see what’s under there, we often forget to clean these areas, and this neglect can lead to bacteria growth.

10. Ceiling Fans

Make sure to dust off the top of your ceiling fan blades. You can’t see what’s up there, but if you turn it on before dusting it off, you’re in for an unpleasant surprise and a coughing fit. Dust them often to minimize buildup.

Deep Clean Your House: It’s Worth It

You should deep clean your house every few months to prevent the buildup of unhealthy germs and bacteria. When deep cleaning, don’t forget to clean these 10 commonly missed spots because they are often the dirtiest parts of your home.

If you think you would benefit from a professional cleaning service to ensure that every nook and cranny is as clean as possible, don’t hesitate to contact us.