This post is all about places most people forget to clean in their homes.
I must admit that there are many spaces in my home I definitely forget to clean regularly. As much as I try to stay on top of cleaning our home, it is unrealistic to always get into every nook and cranny, especially when you’re a busy mom, right? So this is when keeping a list really comes in handy so that you can keep track of what you have cleaned or haven’t cleaned.
So if you are anything like me, and regularly forget to clean certain spaces in your home, I have put together this list of “places most people forget to clean” so that you can easily add any of them to your current cleaning checklist/s if you dont have them in there already.
Below I am sharing with you the top places I often forget to clean in my home and how I clean them. I am also sharing a longer list of things to clean in your house that you are probably forgetting to clean too!
This post is all about places most people forget to clean.
Places Most People Forget To Clean
The Top 7 Places I forget To Clean In My Home
1. TV Screens
This is one of those things that needs to get cleaned regularly. However, I always forget to clean them and by the time I realize it, all our TV screens are filthy. I usually just use these wipes I get from the 99 cents only store and they leave our screens streak-free. And I find these in the cleaning aisle or the register area,
If you haven’t cleaned your TV screens in a while, go around and give your TV screens a good cleaning. You’ll be surprised how dirty they might be.
2. Top of frames
The top of frames quickly collect dust, and since they are not at eye level, it’s a place most people forget to clean regularly, including me. Luckily, this is a quick clean and does not take much effort to get cleaned. I usually wipe the dust with a wet rag and have to rinse and repeat about once or twice to get all the dust off. You can also just use a Swiffer, especially for frames that are harder to reach.
3. Vacuum filters
Vacuum filters are often forgotten and not cleaned as regularly as they should be. So definitely check your vacuum filter if you have never cleaned it out, or if it’s been a while since you last cleaned it. Having a dirty filter will impede your vacuum from working correctly, so this is definitely important. However, all vacuums have different maintenance instructions, so always check your vacuum manual to make sure you are cleaning it as recommended.
4. The oven
Our oven usually gets dirty quickly. We use it often for meals but also my kids enjoy backing so it gets used quite often so you can imagine how bad it gets!
That said, I have used many methods to clean my oven before and so far, the one thing that gets it spotless is this oven cleaner. So if your oven looks like mine did below, it’s definitely time to give it a good scrub down.
Check out my Instagram under “cleaning tips and hacks” for a before and after I shared in my stories a while ago. It was really dirty as you can see in the below pictures. Yikes!
5. Drawer Under The Oven
This is a space I forgot to clean very often. By the time I realize it’s way overdue! But when I finally get to cleaning it, I start vacuuming the area. I then wipe it with a wet rag to get as clean as possible with just the wet rag. Next, if there are still stubborn stains, etc. I try scrubbing with soapy water first. And if that doesn’t work, then I spray oven cleaner on the stubborn spots, and that usually gets it really clean. Make sure to wipe with a clean wet rag after to get all the oven cleaner out. Rinse and repeat as needed.
6. Range Hood Filter
The range hood filter can get pretty gross, and if you are anything like me, you are probably forgetting to clean yours regularly, There are many ways to clean the ranger hood filter, however, I have found that dawn powerwash gets all the grease off thoroughly and easily. I just spray it and let it sit for 5-10 minutes then scrub lightly and rinse and repeat as needed.
7. The Top of The Fridge
A space that needs to get cleaned regularly is definitely the top of the fridge. However, this is one of those spaces that I tend to forget about for weeks! And the top of the fridge quickly collects dust and grease so it can get bad really fast.
So when I finally get to cleaning this area, I first vacuum any dust on the surface. Then I use a wet rag with a little dish soap, wipe the surface, then rinse and repeat until it is nice and clean.
Additional Places Most People Forget To Clean
- Behind frames
- The garbage disposal
- The bottom of the faucet spout.
- Dishwasher filter
- Inside of the dishwasher.
- Disinfecting the kitchen sink.
- The tray under the toaster.
- Coffee machine.
- The space between the stove and cabinet.
- The stove knobs and behind them.
- The sides of the stove.
- Under the refrigerator.
- The inside of the microwave.
- The trash cans/bins.
- Under the sink.
- The dust and grease that collects on top of the cabinets. (space between cabinet and sealing)
- Behind the toilet bowl.
- Shower head.
- Shower curtains.
- Shower drains.
- Under the sink.
- Under the bed and furniture.
- Inside drawers.
- Light fixtures.
- The top of doors, and door frames.
- Dust on plants.
- Dust on top shelves.
- Under couch cushions.
- Throw pillow covers.
- Blinds, curtains, etc.
- Dust behind TVs.
- Tile grout.
And there you have it! Hope this list helps you get those forgotten places in your home cleaned up and hopefully makes it easier to keep up with your home chores much easier!
What are some places you forget to clean in your home? Share them below! 🙂
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