We all know the basics of cleaning our homes involve vacuuming, dusting, and disinfecting. The rooms that usually require the most attention are the kitchen and bathrooms. Yet, even the best house cleaner may overlook these important places to keep clean. Check out the list below to see if these places are also being neglected at your home!


First, look down at your floors. It can be easy to vacuum carpets and mop floors, but baseboards take a little more work to clean. Baseboards are something that once you’ve notice they’re dirty, you can’t “unsee” the specks of dust and dirt. The most effective way to take care of this area is to wipe them down with a damp cloth. Or, you can try a baseboard buddy!

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Ceiling fans

After looking down at your baseboards, look up at your ceiling fans. It’s understandable that many do not routinely cleaning their fans. However, it’s important to keep these clean as well, especially during the summer time when they’re rotating at full force. Depending on the height of your ceilings, you may want to purchase a ceiling fan duster. The upside is that ceiling fans are a fairly quick cleaning chore. A few swipes and you’re done!


Blinds tend to be a home feature that we use often but take for granted. Blinds can’t clean themselves and easily collect dust, especially when they’re nearby vents. They can also be a pain to individually clean, so a duster brush can be incredibly useful.

Air Vents

Speaking of vents, try to not allow your vents to collect dust. Vents are something that are easy to routinely clean, but much harder to deep clean. Don’t forget your dryer vent as well!

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Junk Drawer

Regardless of if everyone is willing to admit it, we all have at least one junk drawer. This drawer deserves your attention every once in a while. Drawer organizers are a great way to sort through and put everything in its place. Try turning your junk drawer into a more organized miscellaneous drawer!


It’s time to take control of your garage. While I’m not suggesting you vacuum your garage, a little organization and sweeping can make a big difference. Simple things such as a mop and broom hook can help clean up clutter in your garage and prevent cobwebs from collecting.


Is your refrigerator overcrowded or nearly bare? In either case, it’s important to keep this appliance clean. A routine wipe down of the shelves and cabinets can make sure you’re storing your food in a sanitary environment. A small container of baking soda is also helpful for keeping unwanted smells at bay.


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