hard to reach

Most people would agree that having a clean home should be a priority and is an important effort toward a healthy, happy existence.

But, how often do you do more than tidy up? Do you really get in there and clean up those hard to reach spaces? If your reason for not doing so is due to a lack of know-how, the following tips should help you out.

Window Blinds

Blinds are often neglected once they’ve been installed, but they are some of the most common dust traps in your home.

The good news? It doesn’t have to be hard to clean the blinds, even with nooks and crannies that are hard to reach. Start with a static duster and dust the entire surface area of the blinds before reversing their direction and then cleaning the other side.

You can also use tongs to wrapped with microfiber cloths and secured with a rubber band. This tool makes it possible to clean both sides of your blind slats at the same time.

Behind the Toilet

The area behind the toilet is usually hard to reach and doesn’t allow much space for mops or brooms to squeeze in. These are one of those cleaning jobs where little more than some rubber gloves and knee pads will do the trick.

Start by vacuuming up loose dirt and debris with a vacuum hose and then use a sponge soaked in warm water and disinfecting cleaner to thoroughly scrub the spot.

The Dishwasher Filter

Most dishwashers have a filter built inside that stops food particles and any other debris from being flushed through the pipes and clogging up the system. Many people forget that this filter requires regular cleaning to keep the dishwasher smelling fresh and their dishes fully cleaned.

Clean this hard to reach filter once a month by removing the bottom rack first to open up space. Then, using a soft, damp cloth, clean the area well to remove all the buildup. Some dishwasher filters can’t be completely removed, but be sure to clean underneath the filter as best as you can as well.

Hard to Reach Cabinet Tops and Tall Furniture

A helpful tool for cleaning hard to reach cabinet tops is a disposable duster with an extendable handle and pivoting head. Dust easily accumulates in these often neglected spots and your cabinets in the kitchen can also accumulate grease buildup.

Mix a solution of two parts warm water with a teaspoon of dishwashing soap and a teaspoon of ammonia and then dampen a microfiber cloth with the solution. Attach your damp rag to the end of your duster to wipe the tops of your tallest furniture including cabinets, the top of your refrigerator, bookcases, the tops of doorways, and anything else that is just out of reach.

Schedule a Professional Cleaning Today

Even though these methods for cleaning hard to reach spots are completely doable, what you might not have is a lot of free time. Save yourself the hassle altogether by hiring a professional house cleaning service to do the dirty work for you.

We specialize in cleaning homes from top to bottom, especially in those hard to reach spots. Contact us to schedule a cleaning.