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You truly love to have everything clean and shiny, but there are severa things your need’t clean as often as you might think!
And here they are:
The faithful workhorse that keeps our clothes and linens fresh needs its own thorough yearly scrubbing. Use a vinegar and baking soda treatment to soak the inside of the washer, then follow up with detail cleaning and an extensive wipe-down, both inside and out. Your washer will sparkle, and your clothes will get a bonus boost to boot.
Since you’re already in the laundry room, go ahead and give that dryer some TLC too. The lint filter needs just a bit of soapy water, and the dryer drum can easily be wiped down with a damp cloth. Then it’s time to get serious. Dryer exhaust vents are a leading cause of dryer fires and therefore should be cleaned (and inspected) yearly.
Your curtains, drapes, and blinds need a deep clean no more than once a year, though a light dusting may be required more often. Wipe down blinds with a damp cloth or clean more thoroughly with soapy water where necessary, and launder (or dry clean) drapes and curtains as instructed.
Inside the pantry and cabinets
This is a perfect opportunity to cross more than one item off your tidying-up list. Once a year, undertake the chore of pulling down everything from your cabinets and off your pantry shelves.
Light fixtures are amazing at collecting dust. You can also wipe them down with a microfiber cloth or soak them in a sink full of soapy water.
Window-washing can be a tough chore, but it can also transform your space in a way that’s truly breathtaking. One hot tip is to toss the paper towels and invest in a squeegee or a strip applicator. A little dishsoap in a bucket of hot water or a multipurpose cleaner go a long way in making the windows of your home look picture perfect.
Beneath heavy furniture and large appliances
One day each year, roll up your sleeves and go head-to-head with the dust bunnies beneath your couch or bed and the collection of crumbs behind your stove.
Here’s to clean homes everyone! 🙂
Next time, we’ll talk to you about the garage and all the spaces outside, ok?