Some of the Most Forgotten Places to Clean

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No matter how big your home may be, there’s always going to be a ton to clean, even if you don’t clean it all. Most homeowners are guilty of doing the bare minimum when it comes to cleaning the house: vacuuming, sweeping, mopping, wiping down surfaces and dusting. That’s great and all, but there are plenty more places to sanitize that you might not even realize.

We all clean what’s dirty on the surface of appliances, fixtures, furniture and floors, but we most often forget to clean what’s on the inside of these household belongings. Here are just a few of the most common places that homeowners forget to clean.


Do yourself a favor and turn your toaster upside down. The amount of crumbs that will likely fall out if it can be surprising. Crumbs can be a fire hazard if they’re not cleaned out regularly, so be sure to make this simple task a part of your regular cleaning routine.


A dishwasher literally washes things inside of it, so the inside must to be sparkling clean…right? Nope! It’s recommended that you regularly run your dishwasher with cider, and another cycle with baking soda, to clean built-up soap residue and dirty water away. Learn more from Today.

Laundry Baskets

Are you guilty of leaving your damp bath towels and wash cloths in a laundry basket for days or weeks on end? This can cause a great deal of bacteria and even mold to grow overtime. If you use the same dirty laundry basket to carry your fresh, clean towels in, it’s best to disinfect it regularly.

Shower Curtain Rods

Overtime, your shower curtain rod could grow mold, making your shower an unsafe haven. It can also show signs of rust or soap buildup. All it takes is a quick wipe down after your shower to ensure mold and other dirty elements stay far, far away.

This quick list is just a starting point for you in your weekly cleaning ventures. There are many other spots to tackle, including the ones listed below:

  • Ceiling fans
  • Light switches and door knobs
  • Top of the fridge
  • Underneath appliances
  • Laundry machine
  • Pillows
  • Makeup Brushes

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