Monday, November 04, 2013

11 Dirtiest Areas In Your Home [guest blogger]

11 Dirtiest Areas in Your Home

If you take pride in your home, you probably think that you know the key offending areas when it comes to dirt. In many cases though, you might be surprised!

Let’s take a look at the dirtiest areas in any home.

The kitchen

It’s no surprise that the kitchen is one of the dirtiest areas. One of the key problems here is that items such as clothes and sponges are used again and again without being cleaned.

Door knobs and handles

Regardless of where exactly in the home they are, knobs and handles are breeding grounds for germs and other nastiness.

Bathroom cabinets

Make-up brushes and applicators are notoriously dirty, and can harbor all kinds of dirt and grime. Make sure that you regularly change your brushes to avoid any health problems such as sore and infected eyes.

Office desk

If you regularly eat lunch at your desk, your keyboard could be one of the dirtiest areas in the whole home. It’s often neglected as homeowners simply don’t realize how bad it can get. You can find office cleaning in Wimbledon to Wembley if you feel that you can’t keep on top of things yourself!

Toilet flush

Most people know that the toilet needs to be cleaned regularly, but it’s easy to forget about the handle! It’s touched dozens of time each day with dirty hands, so requires some special attention.


The grouting in between tiles can get really grubby if it isn't regularly cleaned. This applies to bathrooms, kitchens, and flooring.

Your toothbrush

Bacteria loves warm and moist areas, making your toothbrush the prime candidate for the spread of germs.

The fridge

Having lots of food in one place means that your fridge is a high-risk area. Try to make sure that the correct temperature is maintained at all times, and give it a regular wipe to get rid of germs.

Television remotes

Yet another one that people often forget about! Every member of the family touches remote controls, yet it’s rare that they get so much as a quick wipe.

The laundry basket

Even if you think you’re being super organised, keeping all your dirty laundry in one place means that it’s a concentrated area of dirt! Get into the habit of getting the washing done as soon as possible.


Don’t forget that it’s usually human beings that spread dirt around! Always remember to wash your hands at regular intervals, especially while you’re doing the housework.

By taking action in these specific areas, you can be better placed for a cleaner home.

This article was brought to you by Ruth Smith on behalf of First Choice Cleaners, a professional company that provides domestic and commercial cleaning in London and further afield. 


  1. Yes, I always have my cleaning service clean the toilet flushes, light switches and other frequently touched areas of the house.

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  9. This is such a great list of areas in a home that are often the dirtiest. I just purchased my own place in NYC (finally was able to afford to move out of my parent's house!) and now dread every time I have to clean. I have friends who are recommending I hire a professional cleaning service who specializes in green cleaning. I think I may just have to do just that. It will be nice knowing the cleaning will be done regularly and I won't procrastinate and push it off. For now though, I am just sticking with cleaning on my own. Can anyone recommend any eco-friendly cleaning products or green materials I should invest in until I hire a cleaning company?

    After reading this list and realizing just how dirty my home actually is, it makes me wonder just how clean my office building (and desk area) is as well. I feel like I spend more time there than I do at home. I know the company has hired a cleaning service to regularly clean, but you still have to wonder just how clean anything really is.

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