The Night the Lights Went Out

When a light bulb burns out and you have to replace it, it is the perfect time to do some quick deep cleaning in an area of the house that is easily missed.

The cover of the light fixture is probably dusty. Even though I run my feather duster over them when I clean each room, you really can’t get a light cover clean unless you wash it with warm soapy water.

You also have to contend with the bugs that (ick) seem to be in the bottom of every single light cover.

I just use dish soap and warm water from my sink and gently wash it inside and out.

Once the cover and the light bulb are removed, it’s easy to see where spots have been missed dusting, and where cobwebs are growing. A quick swipe with a feather duster or a dust cloth will take care of that.

It doesn’t take any time to take these extra steps. If you do them whenever you replace a light bulb, when you’re deep cleaning a room, that is an area you can feel good about ignoring.


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