Hallways and staircases tend to be high-traffic areas, so they can get pretty dirty. However, since they’re only used to get from point A to point B inside your home, they’re often forgotten when cleaning.
Mop wood stairs with floor cleaner. Add 1-1/2 teaspoons of Sal Suds to 1 gallon of water, and use a mop or microfiber cloth to wipe stairs clean.
Don’t forget doorframes. Doorframes collect tons of dust, but they’re so high up that you may not notice how dirty they can get. Use a feather duster or dry cloth to clean lightly soiled doorframes, or a damp microfiber cloth for tougher messes.
Disinfect handrails with hydrogen peroxide. Give railings a spritz of hydrogen peroxide or vodka before wiping clean to kill germs that can make you and your family sick.
Vacuum the upstairs hallway last. Clean the floor in the upstairs hallway after you clean all the bedrooms. Work backward toward the staircase, then down the stairs.
Wipe down the walls, along with dust moldings and baseboards. Wipe down the walls with a cloth dipped in soapy water, or use a microfiber mop to avoid bending and reaching. Don’t neglect the dust that collects on baseboards and moldings. Wipe them down with a damp cloth.
Use a damp cloth to clean bannisters and other woodwork. After cleaning these areas with a damp cloth, follow up with a dry cloth to avoid streaks.
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