Where Is The Dirt Hiding In Your Home?

Dirt hides in our homes in abundance. Even when you think you’ve cleaned the whole place out and you could eat a meal off the floor, some germs are still going to be lurking around! Finding them is quite tricky though. 

You need to get into the corners and forgotten layers of your home, and if you don’t have the time to comb through every single square inch, that will be next to impossible! So let’s go through a few of the most common hiding spots with the list below; tackle them to make sure your home is just as clean as it looks.

On the Curtains

How often do you wash your curtains? It’s probably never happened since you put them up, right? You certainly wouldn’t be the only one! Take them down, see what the tag says about cleaning them, and then follow the instructions. You can usually get away with doing this twice a year, so even now it won’t be an immediate problem. Just keep it in mind for the next time you do a deep clean. 

In the Carpet

Germs hide in the carpet and any rugs you’ve got down on the floor. The deeper the pile, the more hiding space they have! Looking into a range of Floor Machines could help here; you can vacuum and wash the carpet at the same time, which cuts down on the amount of maintenance it takes to keep your floors really clean. Do this around once a month to make sure the majority of ground germs have been removed from your house. 

On the Backsplash

Wiping down the backsplash isn’t common. After all, you’re busy washing dishes and cleaning the counters, making sure everything else has been disinfected. But the area where grease is most likely to splash and dirt is going to accumulate in the grouting around the tiles? It’s right in front of us but we tend to stop seeing it after the first couple of weeks! 

However, we can soon change this habit. The next time you’re in the kitchen, get some hot soapy water and a clean cloth and wipe down the entirety of your backsplash. You might be surprised at what comes off!

In the Bed

Did you know that over 10 million dust mites can live on a 6+ year old mattress? Mattresses should be replaced around every 8 years, but in that time they can accumulate a lot of dirt and germs. 

And seeing as this doesn’t make them any less comfortable, we fail to think about just how many dead skin cells, hairs, and sweat can sink through the sheets and into the mattress layer beneath. These germs won’t really harm you, but it’s worth thinking about giving the mattress a wash. This isn’t even that hard to do either

Dirt is hiding in your home, make no doubt about that! This won’t usually impact life, but it’s worth deep cleaning with this in mind.

Willow Stevens

Willow is a mother of six who begins to feel the empty nest, with faer oldest child living with his long-time girlfriend in another state, and the next three begin their talks about jobs and the excitement of college and living alone. Willow started couponing in 2007 to save their family some money on the grocery budget. That's how Freetail Therapy was born, so that fae could share their knowledge of saving money with others. Though the site has become so much more since then, and now includes homeschooling and homesteading info, Willow still does it all on a budget and shares how. Willow enjoys snagging freebies, snuggling with their dog, Xander, drinking decaf coffee, gardening, cannabis and of course, their large frugal family.

Leave a Reply