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  • Writer's pictureAzure MacCannell

Forgotten Cleaning Tasks

Updated: Nov 19

Forgotten cleaning tasks

Maintaining a clean and healthy home involves more than just the routine vacuuming and dusting. There are often neglected areas that silently accumulate dust, allergens, and grime. Today we'll explore five commonly overlooked cleaning tasks, emphasizing the importance of a comprehensive cleaning routine. I make a small commission from any purchased made through the following links.

Vacuuming Your Mattress:

Beyond changing sheets regularly, mattresses can harbor dust mites, dead skin cells, and allergens. The Jimmy Bed Vacuum, with its powerful suction and specialized attachments, is designed for efficient mattress cleaning. Regular use not only promotes a healthier sleep environment but also extends the life of your mattress.

Cleaning the Filter on Your Air Purifier:

Air purifiers play a vital role in improving indoor air quality, and proper maintenance is key to their effectiveness. Don't forget to clean or replace the filter regularly in your air purifiers. This simple step ensures optimal performance, reducing allergens and creating a healthier living space. I use the Medify Air MA-15 in my bathroom. It constantly circulates air, thus reducing mold growth. You can see here how much dust it trapped over a two week period.

Vacuuming Your Fridge Coils:

Often overlooked, the coils on the back, underneath, or rare cases like mine, the top of your refrigerator accumulate dust, dirt, and pet hair over time. Regular maintenance not only ensures your refrigerator runs efficiently but also saves energy, money and extends its lifespan. The For this task, I use the Hoover Dustchaser, a compact handheld vacuum, is an ideal tool for reaching and cleaning these coils.

Dusting Light Fixtures:

Ceiling fans are frequently forgotten during regular cleaning routines. Over time, they accumulate dust that can be spread throughout the room when the fan is turned on. Another commonly overlooked area is light fixtures. I break out my microfiber dust kit, it can easily reach and clean light fixtures and ceiling fans, ensuring a brighter living space and preventing dust particles from settling on surfaces.

Washing Baseboards:

Be honest...when was the last time you cleaned your baseboards? You are not alone! Baseboards are often ignored during routine cleaning, but they can collect dust and dirt over time. The Chomp Wall Mop, with its versatile design, can be used to effectively clean and wipe down baseboards. Incorporating this task into your cleaning routine enhances the overall cleanliness and appearance of your home.

A truly clean home involves addressing often overlooked areas. By incorporating habits like vacuuming your mattress, cleaning air purifier filters, maintaining fridge coils, dusting ceiling fans and light fixtures, and washing baseboards into your regular cleaning routine, you create a healthier and more inviting living space. These simple steps contribute to a spotless home from top to bottom, ensuring that every nook and cranny receives the attention it deserves.

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