5 DIY Tips to Boost Your Home’s Hygiene

October 20, 2023

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According to research, a clean house can promote good mental health and overall wellness. Therefore, cleaning your home should be a part of your daily routine. However, some people may find this challenging due to their demanding work schedules. Don’t worry if you fall into this category. This article highlights a collection of DIY cleaning recommendations to boost your home’s hygiene. They can help you save time and effort when cleaning your house on a daily basis. 

5 DIY Tips to Boost Your Home’s Hygiene

Kitchen sink

The most significant factor in filthy kitchens is the accumulation of unwashed dishes. But you can avoid this by washing them after each usage. Also, be thorough, as residual food particles and oil promote bacteria development. Fill the sink with water and leave the dishes in it for a few minutes for easy and effective cleaning. Afterward, scrub it with a sponge, and rinse with clean water. 

Kitchen sink for boost your homes hygiene post

Throw out rotting items

A refrigerator’s primary purpose is to keep food fresh. However, if not well maintained, they can begin to deteriorate over time. Rotten food in the refrigerator can even breed pests and insects. Which, in turn, causes bacteria to develop on the food, and releases a foul odor.

In extreme cases, if attention is not given to this issue, a pest infestation in your kitchen could be the result. Causing you to need the services of an exterminator to completely clear out the pests.

Kitchen with refrigerator

An easy solution to absorb bad odors is, putting baking soda, coffee beans, or a piece of charcoal in the fridge. 

Focus on the bathroom sink

Bathroom sinks and faucets are particularly prone to germs, mold, and algae growth. You may use any washing solution for routine cleaning. Simply spray the cleaner and wipe it down with a dry towel.

However, for difficult-to-reach areas, an old toothbrush can be used. Rub the dirt gathered around the faucet and sink with a toothbrush dipped in white vinegar. Afterwards, let it sit for a few minutes before rinsing with water. 

Bathroom sink for boost your homes hygiene post

If your sink is blocked, you can unclog it with baking soda and hot water.

  • Boil hot water and pour it down the drain
  • Allow the water in the sink to drain fully
  • Then add the following concoction: 1 cup baking soda mixed with 1 cup vinegar/1 cup water
  • Plug the faucet and wait 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Finally, unblock the drain by pouring boiling water down it again. 

Wash household appliances

Along with countertops, always wipe down your home appliances too. As a tip, lightly scrub the appliances with a cloth dampened with water and soap. After you have finished cleaning, wipe off the appliances with a dry towel. 

Wooden tray in kitchen with soap dispenser and green plant

Boost your home’s hygiene: Don’t ignore your floors

For those floors of your home that are not carpeted, clean with a water bucket, soap or surface cleanser, and a mop. You can easily make your own surface cleanser at home.

In a container:

  • combine 4 tablespoons of borax
  • 1 cup of boiling water
  • once the borax is dissolved, add 1 tablespoon of dish soap
  • add a few drops of lemon to make it smell clean and fresh

Incorporating these DIY cleaning tips into your daily routine can make a world of difference in maintaining a clean and hygienic home.

From tackling the kitchen sink to preventing pest infestations in your refrigerator, and from refreshing your bathroom sink to giving your household appliances some TLC, these simple yet effective strategies can save you time and effort.

LVP flooring in a kitchen with area rugs for boost your homes hygiene post

Don’t forget the floors – a clean home starts from the ground up!

By following these practical tips, you can create a cleaner and healthier living space, contributing to your overall mental well-being and a happier, more comfortable life. So, roll up your sleeves and get started on the path to a cleaner, more enjoyable home environment.

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