It can be challenging enough to get the dishes washed, dust the furniture, and vacuum the rugs. However, keeping up with other, less noticeable household chores can help keep your home free from the dust and germs that trigger allergies and irritate your lungs. Furthermore, keeping up with monthly maintenance on household appliances keeps them working smoothly and serving you at maximum capacity. Check out these 15 household objects and consider how you can work them into your cleaning schedule on a monthly basis.
15. Garbage Disposal
Cleaning your garbage disposal will help it run smoothly. Furthermore, smelly food residue creates a moist environment that can harbor bacteria. At least once a month, pour baking soda into your disposal, add some white vinegar, and allow these substances to go to work. Next, flush out the disposal by running hot water. You can use a dash of salt and the cut edge of a lemon wedge to scrub the rubber splash guard. Then, drop the lemon into the disposal and run it to clean the blades and release a fresh, citrusy scent.
14. Refrigerator Coils
Keeping your refrigerator coils clean will help keep your refrigerator running efficiently. These coils may be located on the back of your refrigerator, on the top of the fridge, or at the bottom of the appliance. To clean this area, first unplug your appliance. Next, remove the grill if necessary, and loosen up any debris coating the coils. Finally, use a vacuum attachment to suck away the dirt, dust, and pet hair you have loosened up. Replace the grill, plug in your fridge, and you are good to go!