5 areas you are forgetting to clean

5 AREAS YOU ARE FORGETTING TO CLEAN: Most of us can do a decent job of cleaning our homes and even manage to give  the home a deep clean. But, over the years, I’ve come to realize that many of us forget five common areas of our homes. If these get overlooked continually, they are likely really in need of a deep clean. Note these 5 areas the next time you clean, and your home will sparkle.

Also, you can get the complete digital printable copy of the Year Long Thorough Declutter Series Calendar and Checklists here. The printable digital download is delivered to your email. It includes 25 pages of printable calendar pages and checklists to help you declutter every room in your home. You can sign up here.

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5 AREAS YOU ARE FORGETTING TO CLEAN

1. Vents

Heat and air conditioning vents often get overlooked. Floor vents get the dirtiest, as opposed the vents on the ceiling. Give these a good cleaning the next  time you clean your home. Most vents can be removed and either washed with soap and water in the sink or even run through the dishwasher.

To maintain and keep them clean, vacuum them routinely with a vacuum attachment. Also, don’t neglect to dust and vacuum furnace cover vents and replace your filters often. These tend to collect the most dust. 

2. Light switch plates

The wall switch plates get touched daily. Just like anything else they need to be cleaned and sanitized occasionally. You can do this easily with moistened sanitizing wipes. These wipe clean easily and make your room have that extra clean feel.

3. Ceiling fans and light fixtures

Most of us don’t notice how bad these areas get until we need to replace a light bulb. The bathroom and kitchen light fixtures tend to get the dirtiest because of the moisture in the air in those areas. Glass fixtures can be removed and washed with soap and water or even run through the dishwasher. 

5 AREAS YOU ARE FORGETTING TO CLEAN

4. Walls and doors

Walls and doors tend to collect lots of fingerprints and grime, just like any other surface. However, if they are white or any light paint tone, dirt really shows itself. These can be spot cleaned fairly easily. I just use liquid dish soap and water to clean mine.

A side note: Make sure your paint finish isn’t flat but is a gloss or semi gloss variety. Otherwise you won’t be able to wipe these surfaces clean. Cleaning flat paint surfaces only makes them look worse. Consider repainting these areas to a gloss finish to clean them easily.

5. Baseboards

I have to admit, I often neglect to clean my baseboards. These areas can be a bit time consuming, but the beautiful result is worth it. To clean baseboards, you can simply use a soapy, wet towel. To maintain the clean surface, vacuum these areas using your vacuum attachment.

Having a clean home is such a joy, isn’t it? I hope you have found these ideas beneficial. If you enjoy reading this type of material, I invite you to subscribe to my blog where you’ll find lots of tips and trick on cleaning and organizing everything in your home.

Also, you can get the complete digital printable copy of the Year Long Thorough Declutter Series Calendar and Checklists here. The printable digital download is delivered to your email. It includes 25 pages of printable calendar pages and checklists to help you declutter every room in your home. You can sign up here.

5 AREAS YOU ARE FORGETTING TO CLEAN

Need to deep clean? I have lists for you to guide you along.

My How to Deep Clean Your Kitchen list can be found here.

My How to Deep Clean Your Bathroom list can be found here.

My How to Deep Clean Your Kids’ Rooms list can be found here.

My How to Deep Clean Your Living Room list can be found here.

5 AREAS YOU ARE FORGETTING TO CLEAN

My How to Deep Clean Your Bedroom list can be found here.

Also, to keep up the general housework, you may need to create a daily housekeeping schedule that suits your specific needs. To do so, I have created a helpful series you can read here.

Need to Declutter Every room? I have declutter checklists for every room and every space in your home to guide you along below. You can sign up here.

Also, you can get the complete digital printable copy of the Year Long Thorough Declutter Series Calendar and Checklists here. The printable digital download is delivered to your email. It includes 25 pages of printable calendar pages and checklists to help you declutter every room in your home. You can sign up here.

How to Declutter the Guest Room or Your Kid’s Room checklist can be found here.

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How to Declutter Your Laundry Room and Patio checklist can be found here.

How to Declutter Your Coat Closet/Hall Closet/Linen Closet checklist can be found here.

How to Declutter Your Home Office checklist can be found here.

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How to Declutter Your Attic checklist can be found here.

How to Declutter Your Garage checklist can be found here.

How to Declutter Your Living Room checklist can be found here.

How to Declutter Your Kitchen Checklist can be found here.

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How to Declutter Your Entry/Foyer/Mudroom checklist can be found here.

How to Declutter Your Clothing checklist can be found here.

How to Declutter Your Bedroom checklist can be found here.

How to Declutter Your Bathroom checklist can be found here.

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The Year Long Thorough Declutter Series is designed to help you declutter every room and every space in your home.We declutter 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week. It includes daily tasks, so you can track your progress. It also includes detailed lists to declutter each room and each space within your home. You can sign up here.

New to deemiddleton.com and don’t know where to start? I recommend going in this order:

Step 1: Check out this post on the 1st step you should take to get organized. If you don’t have a calendar, you can grab my free weekly printable calendar page here. It is in my shopify store, but it is totally free, so you won’t be prompted to put in any payment information. It is a free download and will be delivered straight to your email.

Also, you can get the complete digital printable copy of the Year Long Thorough Declutter Series Calendar and Checklists here. The printable digital download is delivered to your email. It includes 25 pages of printable calendar pages and checklists to help you declutter every room in your home. You can sign up here.

Step 2: Create a daily Housekeeping Schedule. You can use this series to start to set up your own schedule. You can also use this simplified weekly schedule.If you often ask: What is the fastest way to clean a dirty house? Or, if you struggle to get organized and have tried and failed time and again, you can likely find out which of these 11 reasons cause you to fail to get organized.

Step 3:   How do you remove clutter?.…Sign up for the Declutter Series and get your entire home decluttered in just 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week.”Declutter Your Home” checklists are provided in each email.

Step 4: What is the fastest way to clean a dirty house? Use a timer and use the Deep Cleaning Checklists above. They will help you get your home sparkling after you’ve decluttered. 

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Also, check out a great post on decluttering over here from becomingminimalist.com. Joshua Becker has some great tips on decluttering and minimalism.

For further reading, check out the fly lady here. She has some great cleaning and kitchen decluttering ideas plus excellent organization tips to get you started.