In a Tight Spot? How to Clean the Most Challenging Nooks and Crannies's featured image

Every home has hard to reach nooks and crannies that seem almost impossible to clean. Luckily, the cleaning experts at MOLLY MAID have some unique tips and tricks that will help you clean even the toughest spots in your home. Here’s how:

The knife block

If you have a family member who likes to return the kitchen knives to the block without cleaning them first, you may have some leftover food or crumbs hidden inside your knife block. Don’t panic! Simply, remove the knives from the block and tip the block upside down, so the slots are facing down. Tap the bottom of the block a few times to loosen any crumbs and dust. Next, blow air into the slots of the block using a can of compressed air, which can be purchased at your local hardware supply store. Fill your sink up with warm water and a little bit of white vinegar and submerge the block in the solution. Use a microfibre cloth to clean the exterior of the block. Next, use a pipe cleaner to clean inside the knife slots. Rinse the block well and dry thoroughly.

The gap between the counter and stove

Is there a very narrow gap between your kitchen counter and stove? If so, use your vacuum crevice attachment to clean the gap. If you do not have a crevice attachment, take a paint stir stick and wrap a damp microfibre cloth around the end of it. Gently run the microfibre cloth between the gap. Repeat the process if necessary.

The top of the fridge

Similarly to the gap between your counter and stove, dust also loves to gather in the narrow space where the top of your fridge meets the bottom of your cupboard. Clean the space by covering a paint stir stick with a dry microfibre cloth. Slide the covered stir stick into the space and dust the top of the fridge. If the stir stick isn’t long enough, try using a metal yard stick instead.

The electronics in your home

Hard drives and TV components are often located in tight spots around your home, making it very difficult to clean with a microfibre cloth. Instead, use a can of compressed air and spray around the nooks and crannies of your electronic devices. This will help remove any unwanted dust.

The taps

Some faucets in your home may be situated too close to the wall to clean with a microfibre cloth. In these situations, don’t fret! Grab an old toothbrush instead. Dampen the toothbrush and use it to clean any hard to reach areas. For an extra clean, mix a solution of baking soda and water until you make a paste. Dip the toothbrush into the solution and scrub your faucet.