Hi there! It is Tuesday, so it must be time for another Tidy Thyme Tip!
This week, we wanted to bring to your attention an often-overlooked area for smudges and grime: the humble light switch.
It is the first thing you reach for when you enter a room. It allows you to illuminate your world. It is also a magnet for oil, germs, and dirt.
When you are cleaning, make sure to give your switches some love! It's easy - while you dust, you can just use your microfiber with Dusting Spray, or use a cloth dampened with some Multipurpose Cleaner.
Depending on your situation, a quick wipe of the switch (top, sides, and bottom) and the switchplate to sanitize and de-smudge may be enough.
If your switches are a little older or neglected, it might take a touch of elbow grease to get them up to snuff. Use a fingernail to get the cloth in the dirt-filled line (you know, the one below "OFF").
If the letters of "OFF" and "ON" are grimy, dampen a corner of the cloth and press it into the letters, making tiny back-and-forth and circular motions to try and clean these little crannies. (If this isn't enough, a toothbrush should be able to get out any remaining dirt.) Similarly, if there is gunk at the top and bottom of the switch, cram a little bit of rag in and move it back and forth a little.
Once you have your light switches included in your regular cleaning routine, a quick swipe will be all you need!
With love from
The Tidy Thyme Crew