The Dirtiest Places in Your Home
When you are in the middle of a move, everything looks to be a mess. Sometimes, you will even discover parts of your home you have forgotten to clean for months or even years! Our residential movers in Boynton Beach understand. We also understand that the middle of a move is not the best time to stop and clean. It is easy to spot a mess if you are looking for it, but did you know that some of the dirtiest places in your home get overlooked every day? Our Boynton Beach movers can share more on how to keep your home spotless.
What Are the Dirtiest Places in Your Home?
Our Boynton Beach movers have made a list of the dirtiest places in your home so that you can tackle them before or after a move. Take a look to see if any of these places have accidentally been overlooked when you clean.
For a place that is usually always cleaned after use, the kitchen is still one of the dirtiest places in your home. Everything that bacteria needs to grow, can be found in your kitchen. Heat, moisture and food are always in use or found in a kitchen in addition to raw meat, unwashed fruits and veggies, and other people’s germs that get transferred from purses and kids backpacks.
Your kitchen harbors harmful bacteria such as E. Coli can be making a home in your home without you even knowing. Be sure to regularly clean and disinfect these surfaces in your kitchen:
• Cabinet Handles
• Small Appliances
• Kitchen Utensils
It is no secret that bacteria can linger in the bathroom, making it one of the dirtiest places in your home. However, our local Boynton Beach movers have a way to ensure that all types of coliform bacteria are unable to live in your bathrooms. We recommend that these surfaces in your bathroom be thoroughly wiped down with disinfectants:
• Light Switches
• Faucet Handles
You will also want to make sure that your towels and bathmats are washed in hot water every week at least and that you allow them to dry completely before placing them back in your bathroom. In addition, changing your hand towels every week is also a best practice for preventing germs from growing and spreading.
Clean your bathroom sinks daily with disinfecting wipes and be sure to wash toothbrush holders every week with a disinfectant. Do not skip over the obvious places like the shower and toilet!
The Living Room
Did you know that one of the dirtiest places in your home is the place people gather the most? The living room! When you think about all the available things for people to touch, it makes sense. TV remotes, AirPods, phones, IPads, there is no way to know if everyone’s hands are clean before touching these things so the best way to stop the spread of germs in your living room is to make sure communal items are frequently disinfected.
Part of disinfecting your living room includes cleaning your upholstery and furniture. The fabric on your couch also stores a lot of pet dander, hair, as well as other allergens and germs that can live on those surfaces for several days.
A good best practice is to clean the surfaces in your living room weekly to prevent the growth of bacteria.
It is weird to think of it as dirty since most of us see it as our safe haven, but your bedroom is also one of the dirtiest places in your home. Fungi, bacteria, mites, and insects can all be living in your room, right inside your bed. Make sure to wash your sheets often to avoid rashes and bacterial infections.
Our team of professional movers is here to help you move and provide you with tips on how to clean up the dirtiest places in your home. Contact us to learn more about our services and how we can help you with your move to Boynton Beach, FL!