Not Your Average Spring Cleaning:
On this rainy Friday morning, I’ve come to the realization that it is officially spring, which means I should get started on my spring cleaning. We all know about spring cleaning and what it entails, a thorough clean of your house to de-clutter and prepare for the upcoming summer months. There are multiple checklists and websites that can help you get organized when you are about to tackle this job but we all have a pretty good idea of what should be cleaned.
I recently came across an article that lists some household items that normally get overlooked when it comes to spring cleaning, and they should not, because if you really take a look at them, they can be “absolutely vile.”
Here’s a quick run-down:
Your Pillows: did you know that a 10 ounce pillow can double its weight in just three years?! With what you ask? Dust, dead skin, dust mite remains, mold and a bunch of other really disgusting things that you really don’t want to be laying your head down on at night. Wash or replace your pillows!
Your Keyboard: you use it every day, and can be dirtier than a toilet seat, which is disgusting. If you’re feeling really ambitious, you can even remove all the keys and give it a really thorough cleaning.
Your Toothbrush: only 9% of us actually change our toothbrush based on recommendations by the dentist, every 3 months or so (incase you are not part of that 9%) Take some time this weekend to go buy you and your family new toothbrushes, their health will thank you for it!
Light Switches and Door Handles: they get used on a daily basis, and are never really cleaned. Think about how many people, at home and work, come in contact with light switches and door handles, that should be enough motivation for you to go home and clean all of yours!
Your Phone: you may want to sit down for this one. A study has shown that your cell phone can contain an alarming number of fecal bacteria on it, gross right? But, think about how many times you have taken your phone to the bathroom with you, makes sense! Take a microfiber cloth and a 50/50 mix of water and vinegar to it and give it a nice scrub down.