Make Cleaning Doors a Priority

by Amy Gordon
(last updated August 8, 2016)

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Doors are some of the most touched items that are attached to you home. Every time someone goes in and out of a room, that person has to open and close the door. If your door is dark, no visible fingerprints will show up, but the dirt will still be there. Since it is such a high traffic item, it will also be prone to bacteria and viruses that could spread among family and friends. So next time you are cleaning your house, make sure to make cleaning your doors a priority.

To clean your door, you do not have to do too much. All you need to do is get a bowl of soapy water and a rag. Dip the rag into the soapy water, and the scrub the door. If there are really dirty spots that just refuse to come off, try a brush. Using a brush with the soapy water should lift the dirt right out. Just make sure not to brush so hard that the paint comes off.

While cleaning the doors, make sure to hit in one of the most often missed dirty spots in your entire home—the top edge of the doorframe. If you do a white glove test up there, I can almost guarantee you will find tons of dust from years of neglect.

One place that you also want to be very careful to clean well is the doorknob and the area where people push on the door to go in. Since this is where so many hands go, it is a great place for germs do dwell and move from person to person. Consider getting an antibacterial spray or wipe to clean it down. The Lysol® wipes and sprays work perfectly for this. Doing this during flu and cold season is especially important since so many people are prone to getting sick.

Author Bio

Amy Gordon

Amy Gordon loves keeping things simple, natural, and safe so she can spend more time having fun. Every day she learns new things about making life at home easier and she loves to share it with you! ...

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2016-08-08 08:45:09

JJ

Best swab the door frame too; otherwise the clean door will show it up if it's grungy, and make it want to hide its face in embarrassment for being dirty! 😄


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