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Common spots in your home you forgot to clean

A clean and tidy home is much more comfortable and relaxing than a dirty one. That’s why regular cleaning is critical so that you can maintain this atmosphere at your house. But sometimes, no matter how vigilant you are, there are certain spots that are often overlooked.

Next time you’re getting ready to clean the house, don’t forget about these areas. Clean them regularly to make them as sparkling clean as the rest of the house.


Even your dish-cleaning partner needs to be cleaned. Over time, dishwashers get clogged with food particles, soap scum and other deposits, which can also affect how clean your dishes are when they come out. Take some time to clean out the filter and scrub out the food and grime. You might even need to run an empty load to flush everything out and leave your dishwasher looking pristine.

Britex tip: Deep clean your dishwasher with vinegar – simply place a dishwasher-safe bowl filled with one cup of distilled white vinegar and run a normal (hot) cycle without detergent or dishes.

Couch upholstery

While easy to forget, don’t forget that you also need to pay attention to your furniture and couch upholstery every now and again. They might look clean at a glance, but with a closer look, you’ll discover that furniture and couch upholstery may be housing a build-up of dust, dirt and many nasties. For deep cleaning furniture and couch upholstery, we recommend using the Britex Upholstery Cleaner and Britex Upholstery Wand with our Britex Deep Cleaner to deep clean, deodorise and revitalise. The special Britex formulation ensures your furniture and upholstery are protected from future stains and spills as well.

Door knobs, handles & light switches

These high-contact areas tend to collect bacteria from constant touching. Don’t forget to disinfect them with antibacterial cleaner every now and to prevent germs from spreading.

Britex tip: If you want to use a natural cleaning solution – opt for vinegar and water mixture. Create a 50-50 mixture in a spray bottle, then spray on the surface of the knob or handle and let is sit for a bit, then wipe away with a clean cloth or towel.

Skirting boards

Skirting boards catch the worst of the dust, dirt and grime that is brought into your home. While they’re not the focal piece of your room, you will really be able to tell if you take a closer look at them. Make sure to include the skirting boards in your clean, wiping off and scrubbing away any dirt build-up. Once they’re sparkling clean, you’ll be surprised at just how much clean skirting boards contribute to the overall aesthetic of your home.

Britex tip: Use cotton buds to get into nooks, crannies, folds and edges of your skirting board profile.  

Beneath huge appliances

Reaching under appliances like refrigerators, washing machines and dryers can be a bit of a hassle, but it’s definitely something you shouldn’t ignore.This is because dirt, food particles and dust can gather beneath these appliances, building up over time. Move these appliances every so often to be able to clean under and behind them.

Make your home clean all over with Britex!

Britex offers DIY deep cleaning solutions for carpet, floor grout and tiles and upholstery. Our customers enjoy an affordable and effective way to deep clean their homes and businesses. All Britex products are available to hire at the Britex hire stand in Bunnings Warehouse, Woolworths, selected Coles, IGA, Mitre 10 and Home Hardware stores.

For enquiries and more information, contact us here or call 1800 804 973.

Happy cleaning with Britex!

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