Parts of Your Home You Probably Forgot To Clean

Nobody can be perfect all the time. Sure, we try to juggle family, work, and responsibilities around the home, but sometimes things just fall through. Let’s face it; there are parts of your home you probably forgot to clean. But fear not! This article will remind you of a few spots, hopefully leading to a few more.


Although most curtains are machine washable, others have special requirements explained in their instructions. Curtains attract all manner of unclean home nuisances, including pollen, mold, dust, and dirt. To remove dust and dirt, start at the top and work your way down with a vacuum, then with a damp cloth.

Trash Cans

Leftover food can leave a strong odor in your trash cans long after you’ve taken out the trash. Every few weeks, thoroughly scrub your garbage cans and then rinse them down with a hose. Also, make sure to spray your cans with disinfectant regularly to sanitize them.

Parts of Your Home You Probably Forgot To Clean

Ceiling Fans

If you are a forgetful cleaner, ceiling fans are among the most common parts of your home you probably forgot to clean. Since all their dust collects on the blades facing the ceiling, it’s hard to blame anyone who misses this chore. To do this quickly and cleanly, put a pillowcase over each blade and wipe the dust off inside the pillowcase.

Cable Railings

People who own cable railings can easily overlook their maintenance. For minor routine cleanings, gently wash the railing with a wet cloth. But for a deep clean, which you should do as soon as you notice any discoloration, use car wash soap and a non-abrasive sponge to slather the railing. Apply CitriSurf 77 to remove the stains.

Washing Machine

You may have noticed your clothes no longer have that fresh scent after you run them through the wash. Did you know you can get that freshness back by washing your washing machine? And you can usually do it in just one cycle! Make a mixture of white vinegar and baking soda, pour it into your machine, and then run the cycle on hot.

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