WASHINGTON, Aug. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Scrubbing, disinfecting and dusting are not the most glamorous parts of owning a home, but keeping a house clean and sanitary are some of the necessary responsibilities of being a homeowner. This month's 'How to Get Rid of the Grossest Stuff in Your House' spotlight from HouseLogic.com, the comprehensive website for homeowners from the National Association of Realtors®, features six articles containing information, tips and advice about keeping mold, pests, smells and grime out of a home for good.
Here is HouseLogic's advice for maintaining a spic-and-span home as effortlessly as possible:
13 Kitchen Spots You Need to Clean Before the Stench Hits You. Cooking can be a messy business, so it is important to stay on top of cleaning before the kitchen starts to smell. Check out HouseLogic's list of kitchen cleaning tips, including lining the tops of high cabinets with paper towels, which will catch grease, grime, dust and bugs and are easy to throw away and replace.
8 Dirty Secrets in Your Home. Houses are full of nooks and crannies that most homeowners would prefer to ignore, but they still need attention come cleaning time. HouseLogic spoke with cleaning professionals about the hidden dirty spots in a home that need attention and the easiest ways to clean them, including dusting the tops of ceiling fans by sliding a damp pillow case over each fan blade.
Mold. UGH. Soooo Gross. Here's How to Kill It Forever. Removing mold once it has set up shop in a room can be like trying to get rid of an unwanted guest. Look at HouseLogic's suggestions for getting rid of mold for good, with tips like never using bleach, which only discolors the mold but does not kill it.
9 No-Sweat Hacks to Deep Clean the Cruddiest Things. Deep cleaning a home is a necessary chore, but it does not have to feel like a workout. Try HouseLogic's housework hacks to make cleaning quick and easy, with ideas like tying a plastic bag full of vinegar to a showerhead and soaking it overnight to remove mineral build-up and help improve water pressure.
Here's a Great Way to Clean a Smelly Disposal. Garbage disposals are a convenient appliance for a kitchen, but keeping them clean and sweet smelling can be a challenge. HouseLogic has tried every method and has figured out the secret – salt!
Bonus Video: Home Improvement - Steam Cleaning Carpets. Before moving into a new house, homeowners should make sure to start with a clean, fresh slate by conducting a deep clean. Check out this HouseLogic video on the benefits of steam cleaning a home's carpet before holding a housewarming party.
For more information on how to clean a home and keep it that way, visit HouseLogic.com.
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