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15 Places You Never Think To Clean, But Should

Hardly anyone likes to clean. After all, who really wants to spend an afternoon toiling away on their hands and knees, only to have their hard work be erased with a few steps of a muddy boot or a wet dog?! Cleaning doesn't have to be a drag, though. We have put together a list of 15 cleaning tips that are guaranteed to get your house sparkling in no time at all. 

Give these tips and tricks a try, and be sure to let us know how they go. We're sure you'll impress all your friends and family with your new, clean home!

1. Hair Straighteners And Curlers

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All the natural oils and dirts on your hair can add up fast. Be sure to wipe down your hair straighteners and curlers at least once a month.

2. Lampshades

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Lampshades can get dirty FAST! So, rub a lint roller over them at least quarterly. You'll be amazed by all the black dust you lift up. 

3. Plumbing Fixtures

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It's no secret that bathrooms and kitchens can get to be pretty nasty, so be sure to carefully clean all your plumbing fixtures at least once a week!

4. Sliding Doors

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Hardly anyone remembers to clean out the grooves that hold their sliding doors, but it's very important! Be sure to do it at least once a year.

5. Fan Blades

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Do you struggle with allergies? Your fan blades could be part of the problem. Wipe them over with a Swiffer at least once a month.

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6. Jewelry

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Jewelry can get greasy and grimy pretty fast. So, give all your precious pieces a good cleaning at least once a year, either by hand or in a professional grade machine.

7. Blinds

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Blinds and curtains are some of the dustiest places in the house. That's why it's so important to dust them or wash them each quarter.

8. Car Consoles

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It's really easy for crumbs, dribbles of water and soda, and all sorts of other gunk to pile up in your car consoles. While you're filling up with gas, take a minute or two to clean these small corners.

9. Lint Collectors

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Not only do dirty lint collectors slow down the machine drying process, they pose a significant fire risk! Clean them out in between each and every load.

10. Dishwashers

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Dishwashers may get your plates and bowls clean, but they are still full of germs. At least once a month, wash a measuring cup full of vinegar to clean out the gunk.

11. Knife Blocks

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Think about all those germs that can crawl inside your knife block! At least once a year, give this often-overlooked viral hotspot a good cleaning.

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12. Clothing Organizers

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Clothing organizers keep your panties and socks together, but they still get pretty dirty. Take them out and wash them every year, if you can.

13. Bathmats

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If you want to keep your recently washed feet clean, it's very important that you throw your bathmats in the washing machine at least once a week.

14. Makeup Brushes

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We all should probably clean our makeup brushes more often than we do. Experts suggest going through this process at least once a month, if not more often.

15. Cutting Boards

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Cutting boards are super handy, but also SUPER DIRTY! Clean them off at least once a week with a mix of equal parts vinegar and water.

We would have never thought to clean some of these places, but now we're glad that we did! Be sure to SHARE this article with family and friends!

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