Lamp shades gather dust and grim like everything else in your house. Depending on the type of shade, you might be able to clean them with soap and water.
Cleaning and polishing door knobs not only will reduce germs, but will also make your doors look newer.
Shower Curtain Liner
Your shower liner is exposed to moisture, dirt, germs, and soaps on a regular basis. It definitely needs to be cleaned to keep your shower healthy.
Often remotes will only need a quick cleaning, but if your remote is suffering from serious grim build up, you may need to take it apart to clean it more thoroughly.
Your vents have household air blowing through them every day–that’s dust, dander, and germs. Dusting and vacuuming the vents regularly is a must.
Most people vacuum regularly, but carpets need to be thoroughly cleaned to remove all the grim and build-up that accumulates in them over time and use a homemade cleaning solution for easy carpet cleanup.
Even if your garbage always makes it into the trash bag, garbage cans still accumulate loads of germs. These guys need to clean regularly.
Lots of germs and grim accumulate on a shower mat over time.
The weather stripping on your car can be one of the first things that get dirty. Be sure to check for cracks while you clean. Cracked stripping should be replaced.
Steering wheels can get pretty germy, especially if we’ve been around people with the cold or flu or have one ourselves. Magic erasers actually work wonders to remove some visible wear while cleaning your wheel.
Reusable Shopping Bags
Usually, these are machine washable, but there are other ways to clean them as well.
Wooden Cutting Boards
Anything that has raw food placed on it regularly also needs to be cleaned regularly. Wooden cutting boards are tricky since you can’t toss these into the dishwasher or dish water, but they can still be cleaned easily and naturally.