When the square footage of your living space is much smaller than an apartment or sticks-and-bricks house, it’s bound to get dirty much faster. Dishes need to be washed within a day, the bathroom area should be kept tidy, and tables need to be wiped off regularly.
But even with your best efforts, bacteria and dirt can still build up quickly around your RV. Make sure you don’t miss these five spots the next time you’re cleaning your rig. They get used almost all the time!
1. The steering wheel
Your steering wheel has hands all over it constantly. This becomes a breeding ground for bacteria, dirt, and germs. It’s worth wiping off at least once a day to keep it nice and clean.
2. RV latch/door handles
These handles are easy to forget but after opening & closing your door throughout the day, they collect dirt a lot faster than you might think. Wiping them thoroughly at least 2 or 3 times a week is the best way to ensure they will stay clean.
3. Your laptop
Whether you work online, or you just check your e-mail and read articles on Do It Yourself RV, the keyboard and touchpad collect dirt & bacteria like crazy. Try wiping your computer down at least once a week and avoid eating while in use to keep it crumb-free and pristine.
Keeping your pillow clean is essential—after all, your face is on it every night. Pillow covers are helpful, but most pillows themselves can be thrown in the washing machine every couple of months to completely get rid of old skin cells and germs.
5. The fridge
Fridges can smell and get dirty quickly from old food and spills. Give your important appliance some TLC every couple of months by taking everything out and doing a deep cleaning. Make sure it’s clean of any sticky spots, crumbs, and that none of your food has gone way past its expiration date.
What are some other easy-to-miss spots that should be cleaned more often in an RV? Share your tips with us in the comments below.