14 Places You Forget To Clean At Home

Who doesn’t like a spotlessly clean home to come back to everyday? And although we might not be able to get down to deep-cleaning every week, we all do it once every couple of months. But there are places in the house, that we might have never thought of cleaning, all this while.

Don’t believe us? See it for yourself!

1. The Skirting And Door Frames

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Honestly, when was the last time it even occurred to you to clean the skirting of the floors and the doorframes? How about giving it a nice wipe-down with some soap and water?

2. The Area behind the Toilet

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Your bathroom isn’t completely germ-free if you haven’t looked behind the toilet in a long time. Make sure it gets a good scrubbing along with the rest of the bathroom and stays dry.

3. Door Knobs and Handles

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We use door knobs and handles all the time, yet forget all about them when we are cleaning the rest of the house. Just make a solution of water and vinegar and spray it on the door knobs and handles, and wipe them clean with a cloth.

4. Under The Cushions

We lounge on the couch a lot, many a time, even eating on it. And while we make sure it is free from any obvious stains and dirt, how often do we remove the cushions to check what’s lurking under them? Well, it’s time you did!

5. Light Switches

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Light switches are one of the dirtiest spots in the house, gathering not just dust, but also germs from constant handling. And they hardly ever get noticed when you’re cleaning the rest of the house. Wipe them down with disinfectant wipes once every few months to keep them free from fingerprints and germs.

6. Curtains

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Curtains collect a lot of dust, just like the rest of your home!  Whether you toss them in the washing machine, clean them with a vacuum cleaner or give them for dry cleaning, will depend on the kind of material you’re dealing with.

7. The Dishwasher

Your dishwasher needs to be cleaned every few months too. Make a solution of lemon juice, vinegar and baking soda to clean it.

8. The Washing Machine

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Once every few months, set the washing machine onto the clean-tub mode and add vinegar and baking soda into the detergent slots and let the machine clean itself.

9. Dustbins

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Even the trash cans need to be cleaned. Clean the bins with detergent and water. Once cleaned, allow them to dry before bringing them into use again.

10. TV Remotes

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We all handle the TV remote. And often with dirty hands. So how about giving it a good wiping down once every few weeks with a disinfectant wipe?

12. Under the Appliances

If you have never cleaned under and behind the appliances (your fridge, your microwave etc.), then it’s time to get cleaning!

12. Window Screens

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All of us love a gust of fresh breeze on the face. But do you think the air filtering inside will be as fresh, if your window-screens haven’t had a scrubbing in ages?  Use a scrubber dipped in soapy water to clean your window-screens once every few months.

13. Mobile Phones

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Believe it or not but your mobile phone is a hub of germs! Clean it regularly with a disinfectant wipe.

14. Toothbrush Holders

Toothbrush holders can be germ magnets. Clean them at least once every few weeks to get rid of all the germs and dirt.