Almost No One Does Them. These are the 3 Cleanings to Do at Least Once a Year

To live in a tidy home in good condition, you need to know how to take care of every aspect of it. It is not enough to treat the most common aspects, but it is necessary to adopt a transversal approach, including those apparently secondary elements. Let’s look specifically at three fundamental cleaning tasks to be done at least once a year.

Cleaning to be done at least once a year

We have a tendency to wrongly ignore them: these three cleanings should also be carried out at least once a year

Start by cleaning your sink drain—Yes, we know: it’s not very “inviting”; on the other hand, dirt accumulates, and if you don’t take care of it, who will? Remove the top part and scrub the interior with a degreaser using an old toothbrush. This small effort prevents dirt buildup and repurposes a discarded toothbrush for a useful task, contributing to recycling efforts.

As you clean, you might encounter food or hair residue. If you’re new to this, be thorough but gentle to avoid causing damage. Place a bucket under the sink to catch the water during the process, ensuring a mess-free cleanup.

a person is cleaning the basin in the washroom

Now, onto the second task. While you likely clean cabinet doors and handles regularly, take it a step further by unscrewing the handles. This allows for thorough sanitization, eliminating hidden dirt in hard-to-reach corners. Use a degreaser and a sponge for a comprehensive cleaning process.

In conclusion, think about floor grout. Cleaning these narrow spaces goes beyond regular wiping with a rag or mop. Invest in a steam cleaner (Vaporetto), available at various prices to suit every budget. It efficiently tackles grout, ensuring a thorough and effective cleaning solution for your floors.

a person is cleaning the basin of the kitchen

Before saying goodbye, here’s a piece of advice on degreasers: Choose an eco-friendly one. Often on our pages, we explain how to create effective and environmentally friendly do-it-yourself solutions. We have mistreated the ecosystem for too long, and it’s time to take responsibility for our actions and choose products that minimize harm to the ecosystem.

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