While it’s easy to do the dishes when you see them piling up, there are a few chores that aren’t as noticeable. Just because you don’t see them often doesn’t mean they don’t need to get done! Today, we at Sweettouch have compiled a list of the top hidden household chores you probably forgot to do. Read on to learn more, and contact us today for a carpet cleaning company you can trust!
Clean the Dryer Vent
While you may be good about cleaning out the lint trap, that doesn’t mean everyone in your home is. Make sure you are cleaning out the vent a few times each week! This is crucial to prevent a fire from happening in your home. That aside, your laundry will even dry faster when you do this regularly! The good news is, kids actually love this chore. Feel free to have them do it as part of their weekly tasks.
Clean the Dryer Vent that Goes Out of the House
Your dryer actually sends hot air outside to prevent it from heating up the inside of your home. However, just like the smaller lint trap, this vent can get clogged up with lint. You should be cleaning this vent at least once per year, or even more, depending on how much laundry you do. Obviously, one person living alone won’t have as much buildup of lint as a family of six. Keep in mind that this is a simple chore, but it can be a little messy. Feel free to Google some suggestions on how to approach this chore.
Clean Your Fridge Coils
This is not a noticeable chore, but it can become a big issue when not taken care of. Some fridges have the coils on the back while others are on the bottom. However, over time, they tend to collect dust and dirt. When your fridge coils are dirty, the fridge has to work harder in order to keep the food at a cool temperature.
For those of you with coils on the back of the fridge, make sure to unplug the fridge first in order to stay safe. Also, pull the fridge away from the wall to reach the coils without tipping the fridge. You can grab a vacuum with a hose and remove the dirt that way. This can actually save you money when it comes to your final electricity bills at the end of the month.
Clean Your Vacuum Filter
Regardless of whether you have a vacuum with a bag or with a compartment, make sure to clean it out frequently! For those of you with vacuums with a bag, you may notice a decrease in suction over time. Cleaning out the bag and the filter frequently can help with allergies in your guests, as well as the functionality of the vacuum. Don’t forget this important chore!
Clean Your Oven
It’s easy to avoid cleaning your oven, but the results can be a nightmare! Not cleaning your oven frequently enough can lead to a fire if you are not careful. Be sure to clean your oven if you notice any buildup inside or if smokes during cooking. Most ovens these days have a self-cleaning cycle which will handle the grease and burnt food. However, it’s not uncommon for this to smoke up the home. Make sure you are home and keep the windows open while you put on this setting!
Vacuum Under Furniture
While we’re not sure exactly how all the dust gathers underneath our furniture, we just know it does! Just move the furniture to the side, or use a vacuum hose to get to those hard-to-reach places. If you have little ones, they love this chore. You can even have them pile up the cushions to vacuum the couch lining.
Clean Your Dishwasher
While it might not seem like something used for cleaning would get dirty, you would be surprised. If you start noticing buildup on the walls of your washer or on the dishes, check to see if a filter is clogged. You may need to look up the instructions to do this online. This is a messy chore, but once it’s done, your dishes will be a lot cleaner. If you skip this job, you may need to spend a pretty penny on your dishwasher repairs.
Clean the Upholstery
Until someone spills their wine on your couch, you probably don’t think too much about clean the upholstery on your furniture. However, this is more important than you may think! Keep your couches and chairs in great condition by having them cleaned regularly. If you are worried about messing up your upholstery, don’t panic! We at Sweettouch LLC know exactly how to care for your home and your upholstery while keeping it in top condition. Contact us today to get started with all your upholstery and carpet cleaning needs!