It seems as if there are always those little extra touches we can clean around the house. Cleaning those little details always makes a huge impact and adds an extra shine to our home. When we begin making our to-do or spring-cleaning list, there’s no end to the extra cleaning chores we can add to improve the look of our home.
This includes cleaning lightbulbs! They absolutely attract dust, and after several weeks and months, the dust hardens onto the surface from the heat. This makes them unsightly and an annoying eyesore.
Clean Your Lightbulbs Once a Year
Finding time to clean the lightbulbs in your home (at least once a year) can cut down on the eyesore aspect and give you peace of mind, knowing your home is the cleanest it can possibly be! Here are a few things to gather for cleaning your home’s lightbulbs.
· several clean rags
· an all-natural cleaner
· a clean microfibre
Important Things to Remember when Cleaning Lightbulbs:
· clean lightbulbs during the day while there is plenty of daylight
· never spray cleaner on a hot lightbulb
These two tips go hand in hand. Spraying cleaner on a warm or hot bulb risks the bulb popping and causing injury. This is why we recommend cleaning with plenty of light. Only clean the lightbulbs in your home while there is natural lighting for you to see by. If the room with the lightbulbs you are cleaning has very little natural light, bring in an extra light to aid you. And if someone has previously been in the room with the lights on for a lengthy amount of time, shut off the lights and let them cool down completely before beginning.
Once you’re ready to start, bring all of your supplies to the bulbs you intend to clean. Spray the lightbulbs with just enough spray to loosen the baked-on dust. If it needs to sit for a few minutes to soak, give it the right amount of time. Then, you can take one of your clean rags and begin to gently wipe the dust from the surface of the lightbulb. Wipe off all of the dust, and then use the microfiber to polish and dry the lightbulb. It’s that easy!
It’s so quick and easy cleaning lightbulbs this way! It’s perfect for the “once a year” cleaning bucket list! Next time you have a few minutes to spare, get those supplies and wipe down your home’s lightbulbs.