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Most People Forget To Regularly Clean These 13 Things

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Your spring cleaning is done, right? Well, not so fast! Consult our list of the most forgotten-about items in your house and figure out the best and easiest ways to clean them.

1. Toaster

You may not use it every day, so it’s easy to overlook. More than just shaking the crumbs out, get our guide to cleaning your toaster here.

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Photo by Andrew Gustar

2. Window Treatments

From blind to curtains, our six-step guide will have your window treatments looking like new. Get it here.

window treatments photo
Photo by PoshSurfside.com

3. Microwave

From deep cleaning to deodorizing, our microwave cleaning tips will keep your microwave sparkling. Get them here.

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Photo by ewen and donabel

4. Bedding

Learn to easily and effectively clean linens, duvet covers and comforters. See how here.

bed comforter photo
Photo by Muffet

5. Top of the Fridge

You’ve remembered to clean out the inside, but what about the outside? Dampen a paper towel and take a second to wipe down the top.

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Photo by rkelland

6. Mattress

Keep your mattress fresh and clean with our easy-to-follow four-step guide. Get started here.

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7. Ceiling Fans

Learn our simple, seven-step method for effectively cleaning your ceiling fans. Get the guide here.

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Photo by roger_mommaerts

8. Shoes

Since you have all your cleaning supplies out anyway, take a bit of time to clean leather, suede and tennis shoes. See how here.

gym shoe photo
Photo by macchi

9. Cutting Boards

You may clean these after every use, but this is the perfect time for a deep clean. Get started here.

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Photo by qnsagetyrtle

10. Dishwasher

Use our simple three-step guide to easily and properly clean the hardest working appliance in your kitchen. Get the guide here.

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Photo by Editor B

11. Couch Cushions

Remove the couch cushion covers and launder them according to the care listed on the tag. Spray the cushions down with fabric refresher to keep your sofa smelling like new.

couch photo
Photo by Anna Majkowska

12. Electronics

From remotes to gaming systems, our in-depth cleaning and organization plan tackles them all. Get it here.

tv remote photo
Photo by Cindy Funk

13. Reusable Grocery Bags

Most bags have labels with laundering care, but for those that don’t, rinse them under hot water with your usual detergent and allow them to air dry. Be sure to store them in a dry, well-lit area.

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Photo by annashomedecor

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