How To Clean Your Homes Most Touched Areas

If you’re looking for an efficient cleaning task that will have a significant impact in a short amount of time, cleaning your home’s most touched or high-touched areas is a great place to start. If someone has been sick in your home, this is an excellent cleaning task to tackle. I find that with or without someone being sick, cleaning those most-touched areas is also a perfect task for seasonal cleaning.

I start a list of all the most-touched areas and batch them together. I usually start with the door knobs and then move on to clean light switches and switch plates. After that, I clean all the kitchen cabinet handles and appliance handles. This system ensures I don't miss anything and keeps me on task.


  1. Light switches and switch plates
  2. Door knobs
  3. Clean your doors
  4. Kitchen appliance handles (microvwave, fridge, dishwasher, oven)
  5. Clean your appliance fronts
  6. Telephones (landlines + cell phones)
  7. Staircase railings
  8. Kitchen cabinets and drawer handles
  9. Cabinet and drawer handles in bathroom(s)
  10. TV remotes & game controllers

How To Clean

Generally all you will need is an all-purpose cleaner and a microfiber cloth. All-purpose cleaners can be sprayed directly on your microfiber cloth. After spraying on the cloth wipe the area clean.

Here is an all-purpose cleaning spray receipe.

  1. 1 1/4 cups water
  2. 1/2 cup white vinegar
  3. 10 drops of your favorite essential oil

Mix all ingridents in a spray bottle, spray liberally on cleaning cloth and wipe clean.

Door Knobs + Pulls, Light Switches, Remotes

When cleaning areas like game controllers, tv remotes, door knobs and light switches, my system is to pour a little rubbing alcohol on a cleaning cloth and wipe. This will kill germs and clean the area easily.

Doors and Cabinets

When I clean cabinets & doors I prefer to mix up a little cabinet door cleaner. Here is a simple recipe will clean most cabinets.

Cupboard + Cabinet Cleaner

  1. 8 cups warm water
  2. 2 tablespoons liquid dish soap
  3. 3 drops lemon essential oil

Mix all ingredients in a bowl or bucket. Work from the top left corner and scrub your way down to the right corner using a microfiber cloth or towel. Be sure to wring out your cloth frequently and well.

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