It’s time we talked about the stuff in your house you don’t think you need to clean. The stuff you tell yourself doesn’t need cleaning, but really, you actually don’t know how to clean it, so you just don’t. We’ve all been there, but it’s time to clean those vintage doilies and bacteria-collecting electronics in the office. Don’t worry, you won’t need to do it without proper instruction because this post will go over all the right techniques as well as what to use on delicate surfaces to preserve their longevity and keep your home healthy and clean.  Join us as we delve into the world of delicate surface cleaning and discover the secrets to keeping your valuables looking their best for years to come. 


Small decorative items 

Some examples of decorative items might include antiques, figurines, or chandelier pieces. These items are dainty and may damage easily if wet cleaning solutions are used. To be safe, use a microfiber cloth or a soft-bristled brush to gently dust and grime on small decor or chandelier crystals. Avoid using any chemicals (unless the manufacture states otherwise) or abrasive materials that could potentially scuff these items. 


Painted walls 

Certain walls in your home are bound to become stained from heavy traffic and food-related incidents. This is usually walls in the kitchen or entryway. To clean scuff marks and even stuck on food start by gently wiping the affected area with a damp cloth or sponge, DO NOT scrub or use heavy pressure to avoid damaging the paint. If a stain is stubborn, you can try using a mild soap solution or a mixture of water and a small amount vinegar to sweep across and up at the affected area with medium pressure. Pat the wall dry between each cleaning attempt and, of course, make sure to dry the wall completely when you’re finished.  


Lace and dainty fabrics 

Handwashing your finicky fabrics doesn’t have to be a tedious chore. Just make sure to clean whites and colors separately as “hand-wash only” items are more likely to bleed. Fill a basin, sink, or other large container with lukewarm water and a small amount of gentle detergent. You may use natural bleaching agents if you know it is safe to do so such as vinegar or baking soda. Using gloves, steep and submerge your fabrics in the solution a few times before letting them soak for 10-15 minutes. Next, lightly rub the fabric between your fingers in a circular motion to loosen and remove stains. Rinse with cool water and let fabrics air dry on a flat surface to avoid stretching. 



The best way to clean electronics without harm is by using a combination of compressed air dusting with a microfiber cloth. First, use the can of compressed air to remove dust and debris from hard to reach places such as keyboards and crevices and openings in other computer hardware. Next take a microfiber cloth and spritz it with a solution of water and disinfectant. Only get the surface of the cloth slightly damp but not wet. Use the cloth to clean as many surfaces as you can before it feels completely dry then repeat with another cloth. This will keep all of your electronics clean without damage, from cables, monitors, speakers, and more.