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Places You Forget to Clean at Home: Maintenance Tips

It’s no secret that keeping your home clean is a difficult task. It can be hard to find the time or energy to do it often, and sometimes you forget about the places in your house that need the most attention!
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The common misconception is that the only things you need to clean are your kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom. This couldn’t be further from the truth. There are seven places in your home that you forget to clean because it’s not daily or doesn’t seem important enough. Check out this article post for tips on cleaning these areas of your house.

Undersides of Furniture

Furniture is a breeding ground for bacteria1 and other allergens2. It’s easy to forget about the undersides of furniture, but it should be cleaned thoroughly every few months to prevent anything from nesting in there.

  • Vacuum the surface of furniture and dust as needed. 
  • Clean off any loose dirt or grime with a damp cloth, then dry well. Use upholstery cleaner on heavily soiled areas (like chair seats). Spray the area with water to moisten it thoroughly before applying mushroom soap spray. Let sit 20 minutes before scrubbing gently with a soft brush or sponge; rinse entirely and air dry.

Walls and Baseboards

The baseboards and walls of your home are usually the dirtiest because they’re hard to reach. It would be best to regularly clean these with a duster or vacuum, but you might also want to invest in an extendable brush for crevices.

Baseboards can get dirty quickly with dust, dirt, or pet hair caught in them; if they are not removed, they will start to smell foul over time. Also, you may want to use a vacuum attachment or broom/brush combo on baseboards that have accumulated lots of debris since vacuums won’t always sweep up everything effectively enough without an extension.

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Tops of Cabinets, Doors, Home Appliances and Picture Frames

In addition to the baseboards, you might also want to clean off your cabinet doors, door frames, and picture frames. Cabinets accumulate a lot of dust in their top crevices that need regular cleaning; this is usually best done with a cloth or duster since these areas can be hard to reach with other items.

Picture frames often have dust, fingerprints, and smudges on them that need to be wiped off to appear clean.

Doors should also be cleaned from top to bottom if you want a genuinely nice-looking home; this includes the door handle and lock as well.

Don’t forget to clean your dishwasher and washing machine. Run an empty load of dishes or towels through the cycle with a cup of vinegar for added cleaning power. This will help eliminate odors that can build up in these appliances and prevent mold3 from forming on them.

Air Filters and Vents

Filters and vents often need to be cleaned, or they can fill up with dust. Unfortunately, these areas are often overlooked when it comes to cleaning.

The best way to clean them is with a vacuum cleaner or brush attachment, and you’ll need to make sure the vents go outside your home for these systems to work correctly.

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Closet Floors

Clothes on hangers can often get dusty, and it’s important to sweep or vacuum the floor before you put clothes away.

This will help them last longer in your closet. You should also make sure you use a wire brush attachment if dust bunnies stuck to the bottom of your shoes that could have made their way on the floor.

Vacuum Cleaners and Cleaning Tools

If you have a vacuum cleaner, don’t forget to clean the filter. This will help it last longer and work better for your home.

Cleaning tools should also be cleaned with soapy water after each use to prevent bacteria from building upon them.

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Indoor Plants

Don’t forget to clean your indoor plants. They need some water at least once a week, and you can also use soapy water on its leaves for added cleaning power.

Remove the plant from its pot and pour a little water over it to make sure that the soil is moist, then wipe it clean.

Check the underside of your plants for insects and spiders to prevent them from invading other areas in your home.

Lastly, make sure that you dust all surfaces at least once a week to keep dirt from building up again after being cleaned off.

Indoor Plants

Common Questions

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In Conclusion

There are many places you might be forgetting to clean that can make your home feel fresher and inviting for your family. It’s essential to keep the inside of your houses tidy and outside areas like decks and patios. This will help prevent any potential problems caused by water damage or mold from harming the condition of these surfaces.

Mark Johnson

Mark Johnson

Mark advises business, individuals, and organisations on how to use and get the best purifiers so as to maintain their offices and homes. For a fresher and cleaner environment, he is the man for you. He loves ideas and concepts and uses his skills to make them a reality.

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