5 Helpful Cleaning Hacks for Hard to Reach Spaces
Do you end up in a sneezing fit any time you turn on the ceiling fan? Let’s face it, there are a lot of spaces throughout your home that are famous for collecting dust. Fans, tops of cabinets, under beds, behind furniture, on top of your refrigerator – all great big dust collectors!
If can start to see a thick layer of dust on your air conditioning vents or you’re pretty sure it’s been more than a year since you last tackled the dust bunnies on the top of your kitchen cabinets – then it’s probably time for some helpful tips to clean those hard to reach places.
Trying to keep every corner and crevice of your house clean is constant struggle. Follow our quick and easy cleaning hacks and get rid of that mess in no time!
Cleaning Window Blinds
Getting rid of dust and dirt on narrow window blinds is a tedious task. Check your vacuum to see if it came with a dusting attachment or dusting brush for getting in these hard to reach spaces. If not, here’s a helpful cleaning hack that is so useful that even professionals have been known to use it.
Grab a pair of tongs from the kitchen and wrap each side with a microfiber cloth – using a couple of rubber bands to secure them in place. Now all you have to do is slide your special microfiber cleaning tool across your blinds and you’ll be dust free in minutes!
Cleaning AC Vents
Who said butter knives can’t cut through anything other than butter? Pick up any old butter knife in your kitchen drawer and wrap it in a microfiber cloth. Now you are equipped with the best weapon against dirt and dust trapped on the air conditioning vents.
The slim size of the butter knife makes it easy to slide into the thin spaces between the vents. Your hand also makes a great tool for cleaning AC vents when you use a product such as Rejuvenate® microfiber mitt applicators.
Cleaning Top of Fridge
As the saying goes, “out of sight, out of mind” and so that is probably why the top of your refrigerator ends up becoming a giant dust collector. All that nasty dirt and grime is out of reach – not good. Use Rejuvenate Antibacterial Cleaner to help remove 99.9% of germs and bacteria from the top of your fridge.
The top of the fridge is a magnet for dust, debris and cooking oil, all of which eventually makes a giant sticky mess that is extremely difficult to remove. Rejuvenate’s® microfiber applicator kit includes a variety of microfiber cleaners that help to trap and lift away dirt from hard to reach areas like the fridge and tops of your kitchen cabinets.
Cleaning Ceiling and Room Fans
Although it is not the easiest thing to complete on your to do list, cleaning your box fan, room fan or ceiling fan matters when it comes to improving the air quality inside your home. Over time, a build-up of dust on your ceiling fans, AC ducts and furniture can aggravate certain conditions like sinus infections and allergies. Giant clumps of dust collecting on the top of fans can easily spread out on your bed and furniture.
Turn off your fans and, if your ceilings are low enough, you may be able to reach the top of the blades by using a stepping stool; if not, a step-ladder should work just fine. For this quick and easy cleaning tip, you will need an old pillowcase and a microfiber mitt to get rid of the dust. Place the pillowcase over the fan blade and use it to wipe the fan blades while allowing the dust clumps to fall inside the pillowcase.
You can use a microfiber towel to clean the blades of any room, box or ceiling fan. The final step is to dampen the microfiber cloth with some Rejuvenate Cabinet and Furniture Cleaner and use it to wipe away any remaining dirt. Repeat these steps with the remaining fan blades and you should be breathing clean air in no time.
Cleaning Behind the Toilet
Cleaning your toilet seems like an obvious thing to do when cleaning the bathroom but sometimes the back of the toilet gets forgotten. More often than not, the toilet is placed close to the wall and there usually isn’t a lot of space between the toilet and the wall. Cleaning this hard to reach space requires a little more elbow grease than the previous cleaning tips because it involves getting on your hands and knees.
Use a wet wipe or damp microfiber cloth to clean up all the dust and grime behind the toilet bowl. Now your bathroom is truly spotless. The perfect cleaning product for this job is to spray a bit of Rejuvenate Antibacterial Cleaner on a microfiber towel to remove up to 99.9% of germs within 5 seconds of contact.
Bonus Cleaning Hack: Start From the Top Down
Whatever room you decide to clean first, remember it is always best to start at the highest point of the room and work your way down. Following this simple tip makes sure you don’t have dust or dirt falling from a dirty area to a spot you just cleaned.
That’s why it’s best to start from your ceiling fans and work your way down the room until you reach the floors. Now that you’ve cleaned off all those hard to reach places, and you’ve gotten rid of all the dust in your home, you should be able to breathe easier in your nicely cleaned home!
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