Wouldn’t it be fantastic if you could wiggle your nose like Samantha in the 60s TV show, “Bewitched”, and the whole house would be spotless? Well, until a solution magically appears, there are chores to do. Some common items you may forget to clean include; couch throw pillows, your dishwasher, as well as cabinet knobs and door handles. But that’s not all of them, below are 6 “don’t forget to clean” places around your home. Continue reading if you want to know how to clean these often missed areas, and get your home smelling fresh.
Couch Throw Pillows
Do you have decorative pillows that have developed a funny smell, or just look dingy? Over time, throw pillows can harbor dirt, pollen, and tiny food crumbs. Vacuum your throw pillows with the upholstery attachment to pick up any debris. If you have pillow covers, remove them and wash or dry clean according to the care label. Or spot clean them with a damp sponge and a little baking soda.
Cleaning the Dishwasher
Cleaning an appliance that cleans, sounds weird doesn’t it? Even so, your dishwasher can get dirty and become clogged with hard water deposits, food particles – even mildew.
Cleaning the Filter-
Start by cleaning the filter. A dishwashing filter traps food particles left behind. Most new dishwashers have a filter. It’s usually located on the floor of the dishwasher, underneath the bottom rack. Remove the bottom rack and using a damp cloth, thoroughly clean the filter area.
If you have a closed filter, unscrew the top and remove the food particles inside.
To Clean Your Dishwasher-
- Remove all dishes from the appliance
- Fill a plastic, dishwasher-safe container with one cup of white vinegar
- Place the container on the upper rack
- Close the door and choose the longest time setting (usually pots and pans).
- Turn on the machine
- The vinegar should remove all soap buildup and grime, rewarding you with a clean, sweet-smelling dishwasher
Handy Tip: Your dishwasher shares a drain with the kitchen sink, so it’s best to run your garbage disposal before washing dishes. This ensures the drain is clear of food.
Kitchen and Household Trash Cans
Is there a bad smell hanging in the air after you take out the trash? There may be food particles, soiled bits, or nasty bacteria hiding in your trash can. First, remove the bag liner and then-
- Take your trash cans outside
- Spray it down with the garden hose, inside and out to loosen any stuck-on debris
- Scrub it, inside and out with warm, soapy water and a sponge
- Rinse and dry
- Apply Wet & Forget Indoor to the interior to disinfect and deodorize the surface
Cabinet Knobs and Door Handles
Small surfaces that your family members touch daily can be easily overlooked. They can easily become a breeding ground for the spread of colds and flu if not tended to.
Clean these germ-ridden hot spots with Wet & Forget Indoor. Apply the spray to the surface until thoroughly wet, let it sit for 10 minutes, and then wipe the surface off with a clean cloth or sponge.
Clean Your Washing Machine
Are your just-cleaned clothes missing that fresh, clean smell? If yes, it may be time to clean your washing machine. Washing machines are especially susceptible to soap scum, grime and oil buildup.
How to clean your top loading machine-
First, make sure your washing machine is dry. Next, spray down your washing machine and agitator with Wet & Forget Shower. Let the product sit on your washing machine surfaces overnight. After this, run the short cycle on your washing machine up to 3 times to finish cleaning up the stubborn soap scum and grime buildup. That’s it!
Hint: Leaving the lid of your machine open between loads allows the tub to dry out, which helps prevent mold and mildew.
How to clean your front loading machine gasket-
Front loading machines are especially prone to mold and mildew because-
- They use considerably less water to clean your clothes
- The front door seal is super tight to hold water in, making it susceptible to buildup
Wet & Forget Indoor Mold+Mildew Disinfectant Cleaner is an easy-to-use spray and wipe formula that gets rid of mold and mildew in your washing machine with just one spray. Simply spray Wet & Forget Indoor on the rubber door seal and inside the tub of your front loading washing machine. Wait 10 minutes and then wipe dry with a soft cloth. Wet & Forget Indoor quickly kills nasty mold and mildew, leaving behind a fresh, clean scent. For more information on using Wet & Forget Indoor inside your washing machine, click here.
After cleaning these top 5 trouble spots, your home is sure to be spotless! Wet & Forget Shower and Wet & Forget Indoor makes cleaning and disinfecting these areas so much easier. Now these spaces have never looked cleaner.
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