The Seven Dirtiest Spots in your Home

In this article I’ll cover the seven dirtiest spots in your home and give you some tips on dealing with them.

Your appliances

Pull your appliances forward and take a good look at their sides. You want to clean both the appliance and the counter on which it stands regularly.

Pets and pet accessories

The fridge door

The gaskets are another place where nasty things like to live — crumbs, spills, drops of juice, food leftovers and more! Anything that can fit in the gaskets will eventually find its way there.

The front of your fridge, along with the door handle can be taken care of by using a few drops of disinfectant along with a microfibre cloth. The gaskets, however, need a gentler touch. I prefer using a toothbrush to loosen up the debris, followed by a quick vacuum, and finishing with some all-purpose cleaner and a rinse.


Are you tired of dirty, smelly drains? I’ve got the solution!

Drain cleaning is a two-part process. First deal with the pipe and then with the outer drain.

You want to clean the exterior and the drain separately. I’ve found that baking soda and an old toothbrush are more than enough for the exterior part. For the pipe itself, I suggest you use either a string cleaner or an eco-friendly enzyme solution that you can put down the drain and follow up with clean water. Alternatively, you could also use a lemon-based drain cleaning solution for that refreshing spring aroma.

Toothbrush holders

Toothbrush holders can quickly get very dirty and mouldy. Just think, where does all the dirt and bacteria that your toothbrush takes out of your mouth go? Straight into the toothbrush holder, that’s where!

To counteract this, you can soak your toothbrush in a solution of dish soap and vinegar, wait for an hour, before giving it a good scrub with a clean sponge and then carefully rinsing.

Your bathroom mats

Check your air filter

These are the seven dirtiest spots in your home, were you surprised, let us know in the comments.

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