Items That Nearly Everyone Occasionally Forgets To Clean

If you are the sort of person who cleans their house regularly it likely means you have a schedule for what to clean and when; you might even be pretty good at sticking to it.

It’s nice to have a clean space, and even the messiest people can enjoy that clean feeling. But no matter how clean you keep your living space, chances are you’ve missed a spot. Nobody is perfect after all.

To help you avoid any unpleasant surprises way down the line, here’s a list of 64 items that can be forgotten on the clean-it check list.

In the Kitchen

  1. Cabinet fronts.
  2. The dishwasher.
  3. The top of the refrigerator.
  4. The oven hood.
  5. The warming drawer of the oven.
  6. Underneath appliances.
  7. The space between your counter and the stove.
  8. Drawers. They’re always full of stuff, so we may not realize how many crumbs have fallen into our kitchen drawers.
  9. Back splashes. And their grout.
  10. The wall behind the pet food bowls.
  11. The coffee maker. You can’t see the build-up inside, but it’s there. Run a vinegar cycle through it.
  12. The tea kettle. Same as above. Boil some vinegar water inside to remove build-up.

In Your Living Space

  1. Fake plants. They might not die, but they still get dusty!
  2. Candles. Dust seems to cling to wax. You can use pantyhose to wipe it off without damaging the candle.
  3. Throw pillows. Read care labels, but most can be tossed in the wash.
  4. The diffuser. You do not want to be diffusing mold or bacteria. Wash your unit with vinegar water weekly.
  5. The TV screen.
  6. The remote control. You bring disinfecting wipes to clean hotel remotes, but when was the last time you wiped yours?
  7. The front door.
  8. Lamp bases. They get so dusty but they’re often easily missed because they’re a mostly vertical surface.
  9. The sheepskin (or faux sheepskin) tossed over your chair.
  10. Throw blankets. Wash ’em.
  11. The vertical rungs of wooden dining chairs.
  12. Bar stools.
  13. Outdoor furniture.

Bed and Bath

  1. Mattresses.
  2. The shower curtain liner. It’s just a matter of tossing it in the wash.
  3. Hairbrushes and combs.
  4. Hair styling tools like curling irons and flat irons.
  5. The loofah or shower scrubber.
  6. Bath mats.

All Over the House

  1. Picture frame glass.
  2. The tops of picture frames.
  3. The tops of door frames.
  4. Window tracks.
  5. Table pedestals.
  6. Chair rungs. And legs.
  7. The trays used to corral kitchen items, coffee table trinkets, etc.
  8. Light fixtures, especially over bathroom vanities.
  9. The floor in coat closets, cleaning closets, regular closets, the pantry, etc.
  10. Leather furniture and accessories. Even if it looks clean, it needs regular maintenance.
  11. Ceiling fan blades.
  12. Doorknobs and light switches/plates. Even if no one has the flu, regular cleaning of these germy hot spots is a good idea.
  13. Garbage cans and recycling bins.
  14. Vent covers.
  15. The walls in general.

Your Cleaning Supplies

  1. Brooms.
  2. Mop buckets.
  3. Vacuum cleaners.
  4. Hand soap dispensers.
  5. The plunger.
  6. The toilet brush.
  7. The washer and dryer, inside and out.
  8. The crevice the lint catcher fits into.

Your Personal Effects

  1. House keys.
  2. Sunglasses.
  3. Reading glasses.
  4. Regular glasses.
  5. Water bottles.
  6. The phone.
  7. The entire laptop, including the screen, keyboard, outside.
  8. Smart watches.
  9. Jewelry. You won’t remember how sparkly your ring is until you remember to clean it.
  10. Reusable shopping bags.

Whether you decide to keep this list to include into your regular routine, or just as an occasional reference, we hope you find it helpful.


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