Top 10 Places You’re Forgetting to Clean

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Mopping, vacuuming and organizing can give the appearance of a clean home. However, some of the dirtiest areas in our homes are often in the most overlooked places. Allowing these areas to accumulate germs, dust or bacteria over time is not only unsanitary, but it can also adversely affect your health. Prevent illness for you and your family by remembering to clean these forgotten places.

Doorknobs, Switches, Handles

It’s hard to estimate how many times daily we touch a door handle or light switch. But we can assume it is a lot. Prevent the spread of germs by disinfecting light switches, doorknobs, and door handles in places like your home and office.

Ceiling Fans

The ceiling fan is probably the most forgotten place on this list, which means it is also the dustiest! Dusting your ceiling fan once a week will prevent any harmful dust particles from flying into the air.

Dishwasher/Washing Machine

Most people would assume the interior of machines used to wash clothes and dishes would be self-cleaning, right? Wrong. Dishwashers and washing machines are one of the dirtiest places in your home. Ensure your clothes and dishes are getting cleaned by giving these appliances a good scrub down.


There’s nothing better than enjoying a snack while relaxing and watching TV. Just remember to clean off your remote after to get rid of any food residue to prevent bacteria from spreading.


Our phones are held in our hands and up to our faces multiple times per day. Prevent the spread of harmful germs and bacteria building up on your phone over time by cleaning your phone regularly. Don’t forget the phone case!

Cleaning Supplies

Kitchen sponges and cloths are some of the dirtiest things you can find in your home. Keep your kitchen and dishes clean and free of any harmful bacteria by regularly replacing sponges and cloths.


The curtains in your home are a magnet for dust. If overlooked too long, curtains can become a breeding ground for dust bunnies. Prevent the buildup of dust by lightly dusting your curtains once a week.

Picture Frames

Wiping down the picture frames around your home at least once a week will prevent the steady buildup of dust. It will also help you to clearly see your favorite pictures.


Keep your toaster running properly by removing the crumb drawers. Wipe down the nobs regularly to prevent grime build up and the spread of germs.

House Plants

You may be thinking to yourself, why would I have to dust off a plant? Here’s why: House plants actually collect a ton of dust, so dust off their leaves regularly. This will keep you and your plants nice and healthy.

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