The Most Forgotten Nooks & Crannies To Clean This Spring

The Most Forgotten Nooks & Crannies To Clean This Spring

Photography, Karolina Grabowska,


The Most Forgotten Nooks & Crannies To Clean This Spring

Don't forget these details when you're spring cleaning your home.

We all have those pesky nooks and crannies in our homes that we successfully ignore during our weekly cleaning. However, when the time comes for spring cleaning, it's important to get into every corner for a true reset.

Here are the places you should pay extra attention to when you're cleaning:

1. Baseboards

It's easy to ignore the dust that accumulates on baseboards when we're vacuuming or cleaning the floors, but don't forget to pass a wet cloth in order to remove the gunk.

2. Lamps

You'd be surprised how much dust accumulates inside a lampshade or a light fixture! Take them off for proper cleaning. And don't forget to turn off the light when you're dusting the bulbs.

3. Behind the appliances

Many of us like to imagine that once something falls behind the stove, it simply disappears—unfortunately, that's not the case. Push your kitchen appliances away from the wall and pick up all the dirt and gunk that's accumulated there throughout the year..

4. Tops of doors

We tend to forget this one, but dust actually does settle on the top part of the door. Wipe it off with a cleaning solution.

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5. Curtains

Strip down your curtains (and clean your windows!) to refresh the air in your home. Fabrics attract and keep dust, so make sure to give them a good wash.

6. Humidifiers

Whether you keep it on all year round or just take it out for the winter, make sure to properly disinfect it before putting it away.

7. Drains

Clean your drains by removing soap and other gross residue that can create nasty smells. Simply pour 1/2 part baking soda and 1/2 part white vinegar into the drain and let it sit for an hour. Then, wash it down with boiling water. You can also use a drain snake to get any hairs out.

8. Behind the toilet

While we often forget to reach around the toilet when we regularly clean our floors, give it a good wash during your next bathroom cleaning session.

9. Doors handles

We're always grabbing door handles, so they tend to accumulate bacteria and grease. Wipe them down with a good disinfectant.

10. Toothbrush holder

When we put wet toothbrushes in the same holder day after day, the water droplets and humidity can eventually lead to mould developing. Pop your toothbrush holder in the dishwasher for a good rinse.

11. Remote controls

Between browsing for a movie and kids fighting for the remote, these things can get kind of gross. To clean them, wipe the body with a cloth dipped in a mixture of warm water and a few drops of soap (make sure to take out the batteries first!). If you want extra sanitization, dip a cotton swab in a mixture of one part vinegar and two parts water and pass it between the buttons.





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The Most Forgotten Nooks & Crannies To Clean This Spring