How To Clean 27 Uncommon Items

We all have our basic cleaning routines down. At this point in my life, I can clean my kitchen and bathroom in roughly half an hour (my trick is to clean the stove and counters while I wait for the bathtub and toilet cleaners to work). I even know a few little extra tricks like how to clean just about anything with baking soda and vinegar. Still, there are a lot of things that I still don't know quite how to scrub down. For instance, I never really thought about my blinds, but after a while, they really do get pretty dirty! 

Here's a list on how to clean up 27 of the weirder items in your life.

1. Window Tracks


Opening your windows on a summer's day is a glorious thing, but it also lets the breeze blow dust and debris into your window tracks. If your tracks are looking grimy, all you need are a few simple household items and a little elbow grease. Learn more here.

2. Blinds

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You clean your windows, but what about your blinds? It's actually a lot easier than you'd think. All you need is some soap, warm water, and a microfiber cloth. Learn more here.

3. Shower Curtain

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Sure, they're in the space you've designated for cleaning, but shower curtains can actually get really nasty due to the accumulation of bodily oils and soap scum. Keep curtains clean by washing them in a salt bath.

4. Shower Caulking


Mold and mildew love building up in the caulking of your shower, but all it takes to get rid of them is a little bleach and a toothbrush. Learn more here.

5. Bathroom Tiles

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Once your bathroom is clean, rub candle wax on the grouting to repel mildew-causing moisture. Learn more here.

6. Porcelain Sink


Older properties (and sometimes newer ones) often have porcelain sinks. While they're gorgeous, they can also stain pretty easily. Get that porcelain sparkling white by using baking soda, white vinegar, hydrogen peroxide, lemon, and salt. Learn more here.

7. Hard Water Deposits

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If you have metal sinks instead, you have another problem - hard water deposits. All it takes to fix this problem is some white vinegar and an old t-shirt. Learn more here.

8. Range Hood Filter

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Another hard-to-clean kitchen item is the range hood filter. It's getting bombarded by grease and smoke on a daily basis. Get it nice and clean by using OxiClean! Learn more here.

9. Glass Oven Door

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After cleaning your sink, stove, and range hood filter, it's time to give a little love to the glass oven door. Luckily, all it takes is an overnight baking soda paste to fix it right up. Learn more here.


10. Toaster

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Cleaning your toaster is never a bad idea. Here's how.

11. Refrigerator

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Cleaning out the fridge isn't just about getting rid of leftovers, you should also give the actual fridge itself a good scrub twice a year. Learn how here.

12. Refrigerator Coils

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Once you've cleaned out your fridge, don't forget to also vacuum the coils at the bottom. It'll make your refrigerator run much more efficiently. Here's how.

13. Cast Iron Skillet


A lot of people are intimidated by cast iron skillets because they aren't cleaned the same way as regular dishes. In truth, however, cast iron really isn't that hard to maintain, and with a little effort, you'll be passing it on to your great-grandkids. Here's how to clean a cast iron skillet with salt and a potato.

14. Pot and Pan Bottoms

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We all clean the tops of our pots and pans, but what about the bottoms? Learn how to get rid of burn marks using Bar Keeper's Friend or baking soda here.

15. Mattress

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Everyone tosses their sheets and blankets in the wash, but what about the mattress itself? All it takes is some baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, dish soap, and a vacuum cleaner. Learn more here.

16. Laptop

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A lot of people are afraid to clean their laptops, but it's actually not as hard as you'd think. Get your laptop looking as clean as the day you bought it with this simple tutorial.

17. Mirrors

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You might think that you know how to clean your mirror, but if you're using Windex, then you don't even know. Put down the blue spray and learn how to do it properly here.

18. Odd-Shaped Glasses and Bottles


Some of the hardest things to clean properly are objects that aren't easily accessible. Oddly-shaped glass pieces are some of the worst. Luckily, there's this great trick using magnets and sponges. 

19. Keurigs and Coffee Makers

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Keurig machines are incredible - I can get my much-needed cup of coffee in no time! But with all those little parts and compartments, they're also tricky to clean, especially since frequent use leads to buildup. Here's how to descale, disinfect, and clean your Keurig.


20. Makeup Brushes


Obviously, if something comes into direct contact with you, it needs to be really clean. Unfortunately, there are some items like makeup brushes that tend to get overlooked for cleaning. Learn how to clean your brush using olive oil and dish soap here.

21. Hair Brushes

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Don't forget your hair brushes! Clean them monthly using baking soda and shampoo. Learn more here.

22. Baseball Caps


Your trusty baseball cap is always there to protect you from the sun, but it's also accumulating your sweat all day. You can't really clean these caps like most clothes, so why not try the dishwasher? That's right! Learn how here.

23. Iron


You don't want a dirty iron rubbing germs on your clean clothes. Clean it using white vinegar and salt, learn more here.

24. Air Conditioner

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A dirty air conditioner is not only inefficient, it's also pumping cold, but dirty, air into your home! Cleaning it yourself isn't the easiest thing in the world, but still doable. Here's how.

25. Ceiling Fan


If you've got a ceiling fan, you may not realize how dusty it gets. Luckily, all it takes to clean them is a pillow case! Learn more here.

26. Dog Toys

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Our furry friends deserve clean toys too! Most can be machine washed, but some are best soaked in white vinegar and warm water.

27. Car Upholstery

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Stop paying someone else to clean your upholstery! Make a cleaning solution using club soda, dish soap, and vinegar. Scrub with a brush and rinse with a shop vac or steam cleaner. Learn more here.

There you go! I don't know about you, but I feel like I could clean up the whole house now! There's a lot of stuff on this list that I never even thought about cleaning. Got any tips you think we should know? Tell us in the comments!

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