Spring cleaning is almost upon us, and home cleaning is in the works. So start the season off right and clean those household items that have very probably never been cleaned before. It might look clean in your home, but chances are a few things could stand to be looked at. This article will delve into the areas of your home least likely to be cleaned regularly.

“I always clean before the cleaning lady comes. If not, when I come home, I can't find anything. Cleaning ladies are always hiding things you leave out.” - Celia Cruz

The Insides of Your Appliances

Be honest, when was the last time you cleaned out the microwave?
Cleaning out the microwave, and a few other appliances. Source: Practically Functional

This is the big one. Caused mostly by the fact that you’ve grown accustomed to what the insides of your appliance look like, it’s not unusual for stains and spots to go untreated for months, if not years. So clean out the inside of your favorite appliances, and rid your home of any odors it may produce. Here are 5 things you might need to clean the inside of if you’ve gotten used to it.

  1. Microwave
  2. Oven
  3. Refrigerator
  4. Dishwasher
  5. Washer/dryer


Here’s a trick that you might know already. Remove mold and mildew from your showerhead without actually taking the unit off. Simply fill a bag with one part vinegar and one part water and wrap that securely around the showerhead. This handy one time cleaning technique can save you time and money because it’s so easy to set up.

Doorknobs and Handles

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Keep the home safe and sanitary. Source: Amazon

A great way to make sure your home is safe, sterile, and disinfected is to target germs where they congregate. Use disinfectant wipes to kill germs and bacteria around your home. This is especially helpful during the cold and flu seasons, as most germs tend to stick around on metal knobs that haven’t gone completely cold yet. This home cleaning tip can prevent you from getting sick as a bonus.

Ceiling Fans

One often overlooked element in the home is your ceiling fans. Fans are notorious for being things that are really clean from one angle but completely filthy and dusty from another. In other words, looking up at your fan, it may seem spotless until you get close and realize it’s covered in dust. And the way fans are designed attracts a lot of dust to the unit.

Refrigerator Coils

So few homeowners know about this, we can call it a lifehack
Cleaning behind the fridge, who knew? Source: Wikihow

One of the last things that homeowners think about cleaning, the refrigerator coils in the back of your fridge can certainly be added to the list of handy cleaning jobs to do around the home. Not only that, but cleaning the coils can improve the lifespan and effectiveness of your unit. Very few people think to clean out the old coils behind the fridge, but it can certainly improve the longevity of your unit. While you’re at it, be sure to clean out the inside of your fridge as it’s probably a little bit sticky in that one spot.

The Coffee Machine

Even if you’re using a K-cup dispenser, it’s important to keep such an important part of your daily morning routine clean. Seeing as the coffee machine is always a place of humidity and warm temperatures, this unfortunately makes it a breeding ground for bacteria to grow. There are few thoughts as unappetizing as drinking microbes with your morning coffee. So add this to the list of clean things you want in your home.

The Lint Dryer Vent Trap

Nobody expects lint to be a problem.
Be clean and be safe by clearing out the lint trap. Source: Megaletto

One of the most important and equally overlooked items in your home is the lint trap for your dryer. And the reason it’s so crucial to clean out this part of your home is susceptible to causing fires. It must be regularly maintained or you might be putting your home in serious danger. If you need help with this, simply call a professional. It’s not just a good idea, the fire marshall also recommends it.

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