Chores are the worst. There’s never not been a time that they didn’t suck. Even if you lived in a household where your parents had some extra cash that they would give to you in the form of an allowance (I wasn’t that lucky) and would pay you to get your chores done, it doesn’t change the fact that chores absolutely suck.
And when you grow up and go out into the world and have your own place, the chores just keep mounting up. You’re doing all the laundry for your place. All the vacuuming. All the bathroom sanitizing. All the sponge replacing. All the dish washing and drying. Everything.
And because chores suck and you’re not exactly going out of your way to discover new ways to create more work for yourself in your home, you’re inevitably going to miss a few spots. Some key cleaning practices that require a bit more thinking to address. Otherwise, certain smells might accumulate in your home and grime starts to build up in places you would’ve never expected.
Thankfully, these people who clean homes for a living spilled the beans on the most common “spots” people miss washing in their homes on Reddit. Learn from their mistakes so you can add even more chores to your never-ending list of responsibilities. But hey, at least when you do sit down on your couch to binge watch The Office for the zillionth time, you’ll be doing it in a squeaky clean house.
Shower curtains need to be cleaned separately.
Your dishes might be clean, but your drying rack needs some sanitation.
People must think that the heat a microwave generates sanitizes them or something…it doesn’t.
If you use something to clean something, then that thing needs to be cleaned, too.
Your washing machine has a drain tap. Use it.
Unscrew your toilet seat to clear that horrors that lie beneath.
Vacuuming your mattress is apparently a thing…and it makes total sense.
Always check the hard to see places.
How often do you clean something multiple people touch multiple times a day?
Same goes for this kitchen utensil
Have a fan over your oven? You might wanna take a look at it…
Fixtures, fixtures, fixtures.
As a rule, keep packs of these in your house.
Snot, snot everywhere.
I don’t even remember the last time I cleaned these.
This seems obvious…but most people don’t clean them.
Your fridge needs A LOT of work.
Change your bedsheets every couple of weeks.
Kitchen trash cans.
The old fork and knife and spoon repository.
Bleach your bathroom once a month MINIMUM.
High temperature washes for bedroom linens.
Sinks needs bleach, too.