Here is a list of things that people don't clean or forget to clean, according to https://www.apartmenttherapy.com!!!
In the Kitchen
- Cabinet fronts.
- The dishwasher. (The oven gets allllll the cleaning attention.)
- The top of the refrigerator. It’s on every dusting list, but you’re probably only hitting it when you follow one of those lists.
- The oven hood. Dust and dirt and grease, oh my.
- The warming drawer of the oven.
- Underneath appliances. You’ll be horrified at what’s collected under there.
- The space between your counter and the stove. Wiggle a credit card through and prepare to be amaze-disgusted.
- Drawers. They’re always full of stuff, so we may not realize how many crumbs have fallen into our kitchen drawers.
- Back splashes. And their grout.
- The wall behind the pet food bowls.
- The coffee maker. You can’t see the build-up inside, but it’s there. Run a vinegar cycle through it.
- The tea kettle. Same as above. Boil some vinegar water inside to remove build-up.
In Your Living Space
- Fake plants. They might not die, but they still get dusty!
- Candles. Dust seems to cling to wax. You can use pantyhose to wipe it off without damaging the candle.
- Throw pillows. Read care labels, but most can be tossed in the wash.
- The diffuser. You do not want to be diffusing mold or bacteria. Wash your unit with vinegar water weekly.
- The TV screen.
- The remote control. You bring disinfecting wipes to clean hotel remotes, but when was the last time you wiped yours?
- The front door. It’s the first thing guests (and you!) see when you come home. Make it pretty.
- Lamp bases. They get so dusty but they’re often easily missed because they’re a mostly vertical surface.
- The sheepskin (or faux sheepskin) tossed over your chair.
- Throw blankets. Wash ’em.
- The vertical rungs of wooden dining chairs.
- Bar stools.
- Outdoor furniture.
Bed and Bath
- Mattresses. You wash your sheets regularly; your mattress needs a refresh, too.
- The shower curtain liner. It’s just a matter of tossing it in the wash.
- Hairbrushes and combs.
- Hair styling tools like curling irons and flat irons.
- The loofah or shower scrubber.
- Bath mats.
All Over the House
- Picture frame glass.
- The tops of picture frames.
- The tops of door frames.
- Window tracks. Do we forget or do we “forget”?
- Table pedestals. So many crumbs. So much dust.
- Chair rungs. And legs.
- The trays used to corral kitchen items, coffee table trinkets, etc.
- Light fixtures, especially over bathroom vanities.
- The floor in coat closets, cleaning closets, regular closets, the pantry, etc.
- Leather furniture and accessories. Even if it looks clean, it needs regular maintenance.
- Ceiling fan blades. They’re easy to forget about until you reverse the blades and dust goes flying.
- Doorknobs and light switches/plates. Even if no one has the flu, regular cleaning of these germy hot spots is a good idea.
- Garbage cans and recycling bins.
- Vent covers.
- The walls in general.
Your Cleaning Supplies
- Mop buckets.
- Vacuum cleaners.
- Hand soap dispensers.
- The plunger. Ew, I know.
- The toilet brush. Also ew. But ew-ier if it isn’t cleaned.
- The washer and dryer, inside and out.
- The crevice the lint catcher fits into. Use one of these to clean it out.
Your Personal Effects
- House keys.
- Reading glasses.
- Regular glasses.
- Water bottles. We clean them but we forget to clean them as often as they should be cleaned.
- The phone.
- The entire laptop, including the screen, keyboard, outside.
- Smart watches.
- Jewelry. You won’t remember how sparkly your ring is until you remember to clean it.
- Reusable shopping bags.