You stocked up on cleaning supplies, made an upbeat playlist to shake your feather duster to, and scrubbed your apartment from top to bottom. Or did you? Most germs live where you can’t see them. So before you check spring cleaning off your to-do list, take a look at these four places that people commonly forget to clean.
Fresh pillowcases are a good start, but dust and dander go deeper than the case. A good rule of thumb is to wash your bed pillows twice a year. To keep colorful throw pillows that don’t have removable covers fresh and vibrant, try an at-home dry cleaning product like Dryel.
While you were putting away those chunky, cable-knit sweaters and replacing them with brightly colored Bermuda shorts, did you think to wipe off the shelf? The nooks and crannies in closets are some of the most overlooked places to clean. Move things off the floor, vacuum in the back corners and wipe down the walls and shelves. While you’re at it, wipe down the handles, bottoms and sides of briefcases and purses, all of which are breeding grounds for bacteria.
There’s no better time than Spring to clean off the electronics you can’t live without. Use a multi-purpose electronics duster to clean keyboards, speakers, routers, printers and headphones. Electronics wipes can be used to clean monitors, mice and more.
When was the last time you pulled your fridge away from the wall and vacuumed out the coils? Or removed the storage drawer from your oven to sweep and mop the floor? If you’re like most people, it’s been so long you probably can’t remember. Grease and food particles not only compromise the efficiency of your appliances, but also attract unwanted pests.
Your apartment will feel even more luxurious after you’ve cleaned these forgotten places. Do you have any other spring cleaning advice? Share it with other readers by commenting below.