How to clean door handles

Follow along in the weekly cleaning series where I give you a task along with steps on how to clean an area/item in your home.  Most of these tasks will be easy, from light switches to toys, towels to stinky shoes, cleaning many of the forgotten areas or things in your home.  View previous cleaning tasks here.


Set yourself up with a cleaning kit to help you through the challenge, you will find what I keep in my cleaning kit here and use these cleaning checklists to help you remember regular cleaning tasks and create a routine to suit the time you have available.

Clean door handles

Like light switches, door handles are touched so often and as you can imagine dirt and germs will be left behind ready for the next person that touches it.  Cleaning door handles can be a forgotten task, not making it to your regular cleaning routine.  A good idea is to swiftly walk through the house next time you are stuck on the phone and give them all a wipe over, it won’t take you very long at all.

I am asked regularly how often shoudl this task be done?  I wipe over our door handles once every one to two months.  I don’t include it in my cleaning routine, I usually do it when waiting for something to finish cooking in the kitchen or when on the phone.  Or you could add it to the kids chore list, this is a very easy task for them to do!


Steps to clean door handles

Not much to it at all:

When do you find the time to clean door handles?

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House Cleaning Team May 12, 2015 - 10:55 PM

Awesome tips! It’s good to have someone remind you about these things, because it’s proven, that many home owners completely forget to clean such things. And the door handles and knobs are only the beginning – keys, phones, TV remotes, light switches, our sunglasses, and a lot more things. We just don’t take them into account when we think about cleaning, and they often are left neglected. And they shouldn’t, because these things gather lots of bacteria.

Katrina - The Organised Housewife May 18, 2015 - 11:53 AM

I totally agree.:)

Farah May 16, 2015 - 7:08 PM

Question: I live up on Tamborine Mountain and as a resident, we suffer badly from mold up here with all the rainforest around us. I am concerned about having fabric and liquid in a jar, can you confirm that it will stay fresh and not go manky inside the jar?

Katrina - The Organised Housewife May 18, 2015 - 11:43 AM

Farah, i can honestly say i have never had it go yucky on me. Always has that fresh clean smell for me.:)

Leah July 30, 2015 - 5:42 PM

Hi Kat. Where do I find all of the previous weekly cleaning tasks. Going to catch up but can’t see every week. Thanks Leah

Kate - Kat's Assistant July 31, 2015 - 8:29 AM

Hi Leah, Ooh i am so sorry it has been every 2nd week at the moment. I do have the link for you with quite a few cleaning tasks there.


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