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What Cleaning Chores Are Often Overlooked?

In the never-ending saga of cleaning, there are some chores that often lurk in the shadows, going unnoticed. But worry not, because we’re here to shine a spotlight on these unsung heroes of cleanliness that are often overlooked.

Light Switches and Doorknobs

These everyday touchpoints are like secret handshakes for germs. Give them a good wipe-down regularly to keep the invisible invaders at bay.

Remote Controls

Think about how many times a day your remote control changes hands. Now think about how often it gets cleaned. Yup, it’s time to show it some love.

Refrigerator Coils

The coils on your fridge’s back or underneath might as well be the Bermuda Triangle of cleaning. They collect dust and grime, making your fridge work harder. Vacuum them to keep your fridge running efficiently.

Dishwasher Interior

Wait, you’re thinking, doesn’t it clean itself? Well, it cleans your dishes, but it could use a cleaning itself. Remove debris from the filter and run an empty cycle with vinegar to keep it fresh.

Trash Can

It’s where all the mess goes, so it’s easy to forget it needs cleaning too. Regularly disinfect your trash can to prevent odors and bacteria buildup.

Ceiling Fans

Ceiling fans can be dust magnets, and the dust doesn’t just disappear—it ends up scattered in your living space. Give those blades a good dusting!

Toothbrush Holders

Your toothbrush holder might be hiding in plain sight, but it can be a breeding ground for germs. Give it a good soak and scrub.


These lowly moldings often go unnoticed, but they can collect dust and grime. A regular wipe-down keeps your baseboards looking sharp.

Behind and Under Appliances

The netherworld beneath your fridge, stove, and washer/dryer can collect dust bunnies of epic proportions. Give them a vacuuming every so often.

Pillows and Cushions

  • They might seem clean, but they harbor dust mites, dead skin cells, and who knows what else. Toss pillows and cushion covers in the wash, and vacuum upholstered furniture.

By remembering these often overlooked cleaning chores, you’ll ensure your home is not just visibly clean but also free from hidden grime and germs. It’s like giving these unsung heroes of cleanliness the recognition they deserve!