You may be thinking, “Why in the world would I clean a light switch?” You’ve probably never even thought to clean one or, if you have, it may be a place that is forgotten often.
The thing is, germs from hands get transferred to light switches as you turn them on and off day after day. Over time, you may even notice dirt building up on the light switch. A dirty light switch will definitely make your home appear unclean even when it’s not (and no one wants that!).
It’s easy to work it into your cleaning schedule without much effort. When you’re dusting the house, cleaning counters, etc., just make it a habit to give your light switches a good cleaning at the same time. Here’s how:
How to Clean Household Light Switches
- Rubbing Alcohol, Vinegar, or any other All-Purpose Cleaner
- Dry Cleaning Cloth
When dealing with anything electrical you want to use caution, but it’s actually quite easy to do in this circumstance. Instead of spraying the rubbing alcohol, vinegar, or other all-purpose cleaner directly onto the light switch, spray it on a clean, dry cloth. Use the cleaning cloth to disinfect and clean the light switch and plate, paying close attention to visible dirt. Then quickly move from room to room and repeat. In just a few minutes, you can have clean, germ-free light switches!
Have you ever cleaned a light switch?