BrightNest's mission is to make homeowners happy.

FREE, START NOW

BrightNest's mission is to make homeowners happy.

Our tips and tools will shape up your home & simplify your life.

Spring Cleaning Blind Spot: Doorknobs

Large_spring_cleaning_blindspot_-_doornobs

WHY DO THIS?


Doorknobs are good for opening doors, but they’re great at collecting bacteria. In fact, your knobs are one of dirtiest places in your home! Not convinced? Get this: one in three people don’t wash their hands after using the restroom, but everyone touches doorknobs! Tackle your knobs this spring, and then make it a part of your weekly routine.

15 MINUTES
EASY

What You'll Need:

  • disinfectant spray
  • towel

How To:

  1. 1

    Choose a safe disinfectant. Since you’ll be putting your hands all over the things, you want to clean your knobs with a nontoxic disinfectant. Skip the harsh chemicals like bleach and choose a mild solution, instead. Want to make your own? All you need is vinegar, hydrogen peroxide and a few spray bottles! For step-by-step instructions, read: Create Homemade Disinfectant Spray.

  2. 2

    Ready, aim, spray. Grab your disinfectant and a towel, then get down to business. Spray the entire knob and then wipe it dry with your towel. Focus on the rooms that receive the highest hand traffic, such as the kitchen and bathroom.

  3. 3

    Hit the lights, too. While you tackle your doorknobs, hit the light switches in each room as well. Each flick of the switch is an opportunity for germs to spread!

  4. 4

    Make it a habit. Incorporate a knob spritz into your weekly cleaning routine so that you can consistently prevent the spread of germs in your house.

comments powered by Disqus
Already a member? Sign In

WELCOME TO

BRIGHTNEST

Take our 60 second Home Quiz to

unlock custom tips and local offers!

Which of these do you have in your house?

(Please select all that apply)

KIDS
PETS
NEITHER

What else do you take care of?

(Please select all that apply)

EXTERIOR
POOL
BASEMENT
LAWN/GARDEN
GARAGE
ATTIC

Does your home have a...?

A/C
BOILER
FURNACE
WATER HEATER

What kind of tips do you want for your home?

SAVVY
CLEAN
GREEN
HEALTHY
HANDY
CREATIVE

You're almost done!

Sign up below to see your custom tips.

Next