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Stop Ignoring These 11 Hard-To-Clean Areas, Part 1

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Out of sight or mind doesn’t always work when it comes to cleaning. Sure, you can pretend that areas are challenging to see or reach spotless. But, deep down, you know the truth, and it is in everyone’s best interest to clear these areas regularly. You’ll minimise dust, which may cause allergies and asthma, as well as destroy certain bacteria that can cause sickness. Plus, you’ll make your mother proud!

Ceiling Fans and Light Fixtures

People often forget to clean ceiling fans. Dust, bird droppings and dead bugs can accumulate here. With a quick wash or vacuum, you can keep your fan free of pests. Dust can also build up on light fixtures. Over time the grime on light fixtures can turn black or yellow. Cleaning is easy; you can get rid of years of residue with a bit of soap and some warm water. You can also make your lighting fixtures look new again. Just use a toothbrush and some white vinegar to clean the globes. The vinegar will remove the residue, while the soap will clean the dust.


Gutters are a magnet for leaves, pine needles, and other debris that clog the channels, causing water to back up and damage your home. Keeping your gutters clean can prevent this from happening. It’s easy to clean your gutters, and it will only take a few minutes to keep your gutters flowing freely.

Sinks and Counters

Sinks and other surfaces in your kitchen are a magnet for dirt, germs, and bacteria. You need to clean them weekly or at least monthly. Keep these areas clean with elbow grease and a few supplies. Before you start, make sure to protect your floor because you will need to get wet. You’ll need to scrub the sink, counters, and even the floor in some cases.

To help you get started, try making a cleaner that is safe enough to drink. Combine 1 cup of white vinegar, one teaspoon of dish soap, one cup of warm water and a few drops of essential oil of your choice. Pour this mixture into a spray bottle and spray it on your kitchen sink, counters and floor. Once your surfaces are wet, you can use a microfiber cloth to wipe off all the dirt.

Window Blinds

Cleaning window blinds can reduce the amount of dust in your house. Just wrap a soft cotton cloth or microfiber cloth around your hand and gently rub the blinds to remove the dirt.

Behind the Toilet

Behind the toilet is one of the most neglected areas in the home. You need to clean it with a lid, tank or seat. It’s a perfect place for mould and mildew to grow. Cleaning it is easy, using a brush and a cleaner made to clean tile and grout.


Life is busy, and sometimes cleaning can feel like it takes more time than you have. However, when you break down the tasks into small chunks, you will see that it doesn’t take much time. Whether you choose to do a little bit a day or tackle everything in one fell swoop, keeping your home clean will make your life easier and healthier.

Essential Home Services has you covered if you’re looking for house cleaners in the Eastern suburbs. We’re your go-to cleaning company, ensuring that your home stays fresh and clean at all times. Reach out to us today to learn more!