We can never clean our homes too much or be too careful. Even when we have an actual maid service coming to our homes, there are things that we can do to make our homes cleaner. Keeping our homes clean and sanitized has so many benefits. If we sanitize our homes regularly, it can be a useful tool to stop germs, bacteria, viruses, etc. It gives our families a cleaner place to live and a healthier environment. Although sanitizing the less than obvious objects in our home might require a little bit of extra thought on our part, it can greatly benefit ourselves and our families. Whether or not you have the best cleaning service coming to your home, these cleaning tips can bolster your cleaning efforts.
The Benefits of Sanitizing Light Switch Plates
It’s easy to overlook important, key areas to sanitize in our regularly cleanings, and sanitizing light switches is one of those areas. Light switch plates aren’t an area we often think of when we clean our homes, but the light switches down can make a difference in the war against germs. These switches are used, touched, fingered, and handled every single day. They exist in every room, and they’re touched by everybody. Germs can simply sit there waiting for the next person to come along and flip the switch. Transferring germs in that way is a little too easy.
If something, such as light switch plates, are touched that often by everyone every day, then it makes sense that it is important to clean and sanitize it on a regular basis.
Great Methods for Sanitizing Light Switch Plates
If this is the first time you’re cleaning your light switches, get down deep! Take an old, unused toothbrush, a cleaning cloth, and your favorite cleaner. At Maid to Shine like to use (and recommend) 100% green cleaners (they’re excellent for your health and safety!). Spritz the outside of the plate so that it’s soaking nicely (but not drenched), and then take the toothbrush and get into those grooves right around the switch. Dirt and grime build up over the years in this little crevice, and scrubbing it out can give your light switches new life.
Once you’ve finished scrubbing out the extra build up out of the crevice, use a clean rag to wipe down the light switch and the plate around it. Do this with all of the light switches in your home. After their first scrubbing, you’ll only need to wipe them down during your routine cleanings. There won’t be a need to scrub the crevices with a toothbrush afterwards; but quickly sanitizing them will go a long way in keeping your home cleaner and more sanitary.In the hurry of life, keep your home as clean as if the professional cleaners came to clean your home! With a few, easy adjustments you can keep your home even cleaner with these easy sanitizing methods!