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How to Clean 12 Things You Probably Forgot About

Find solutions for 12 things you forgot about while spring cleaning this year.



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Your spring cleaning is done, right? Well, not so fast! Consult our list of the most forgotten-about items in your house and figure out the best and easiest ways to clean them.

1. Toaster
You may not use it every day, so it’s easy to overlook. More than just shaking the crumbs out, get our guide to cleaning your toaster here.

2. Window Treatments
From blind to curtains, our six-step guide will have your window treatments looking like new. Get it here.

3. Microwave
From deep cleaning to deodorizing, our microwave cleaning tips will keep your microwave sparkling. Get them here.

4. Bedding
Learn to easily and effectively clean linens, duvet covers and comforters. See how here.

5. Top of the Fridge
You’ve remembered to clean out the inside, but what about the outside? Dampen a paper towel and take a second to wipe down the top.

6. Mattress
Keep your mattress fresh and clean with our easy-to-follow four-step guide. Get started here.

7. Ceiling Fans
Learn our simple, seven-step method for effectively cleaning your ceiling fans. Get the guide here.

8. Shoes
Since you have all your cleaning supplies out anyway, take a bit of time to clean leather, suede and tennis shoes. See how here.

9. Cutting Boards
You may clean these after every use, but this is the perfect time for a deep clean. Get started here.

10. Dishwasher
Use our simple three-step guide to easily and properly clean the hardest working appliance in your kitchen. Get the guide here.

11. Couch Cushions
Remove the couch cushion covers and launder them according to the care listed on the tag. Spray the cushions down with fabric refresher to keep your sofa smelling like new.

12. Reusable Grocery Bags
Most bags have labels with laundering care, but for those that don’t, rinse them under hot water with your usual detergent and allow them to air dry. Be sure to store them in a dry, well-lit area.

Did we leave something off the list? Share your hard-to-remember items and cleaning tips in the comments below!

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