Housekeeping Tips: The Ten Dirtiest Items In Your Home And How To Clean Them

Housekeeping Tips: The Ten Dirtiest Items In Your Home And How To Clean Them

While we are all at home, here are some housekeeping tips on the 10 dirtiest parts in your home and how you can clean them.

Thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, everyone seems to be confined to their homes, with so much time they have no idea what to do with. At some point, the lockdown is going to be lifted and most people will go back to leaving their homes in the morning and returning in the evening. But before that time comes, it makes sense to take advantage and clean those often neglected things in your home for a change. Find out how to clean the ten dirtiest items in your home amid coronavirus lockdown.

Housekeeping: How to clean the ten dirtiest items in your home amidst the lockdown

Another reason to clean these items is the coronavirus itself, which has the capacity to survive on different surfaces in the home. Below are household items that many Nigerians often neglect to clean:

  • Bottle opener
  • Drying rack
  • Fan
  • Top of wardrobe
  • Remote control
  • Shower curtains
  • Mattress
  • Walls
  • Dining chairs
  • Curtains
  • Top of fridge
  • Inside of wardrobe
  • Toothbrush holder

Housekeeping Tips: The Ten Dirtiest Items In Your Home And How To Clean Them

Here's how to clean some of these items

  • Bottle opener

To clean your bottle opener, soak it in white distilled vinegar for a few minutes, after which you would see some bubbles begin to appear. Then use an old toothbrush to scrub around the bottle opener with vinegar and then warm water to rinse off.

  • Drying rack

When you finish doing the dishes and arrange the plates in the rack, some water drops from the dishes onto the plate rack. You can clean the rack by scrubbing it with a sponge and washing up liquid in the sink. It can be soaked in white vinegar or submerged fully in water afterwards.


  • Fan

Fan accumulates dust as the blades turn, whether it's a ceiling fan or standing fan. Experts recommend that you use a vacuum so as to reach those tight areas of the fan. Also, if your fan isn't in use, preserve it in a plastic bag to prevent dust accumulation.

  • Top of wardrobe

This one presents a challenge because of the height. Regardless, the dust particles that accumulate on that surface over time need to be cleaned. Use an all-purpose cleaner or white vinegar in a warm bucket of water to clean the top of your wardrobe.

  • Remote

The remote is one of those household items nobody thinks to clean. The reluctance to clean the remote is understandable because it is an electronic device and most people don't know how to go about cleaning it. Remove the battery and then use a cotton bud clothe and alcohol to wipe around the buttons.


  • Mattresses

A mattress can build up bacteria and viruses because it is an item used every day in the home. Air the mattress by making sure to open the window every now and then and turning each side of the mattress.

Soap and water wash the curtains, dining chairs and top of the fridge, while white vinegar can be used for toothbrush holders. To wash and remove stains from the walls, use a liquid cleaner or mix baking soda and water for stubborn smudges.

Also readHow To Tidy Up Your House Using The KonMari Method

Source: Express UK

Written by

Lydia Ume