I have recently been sent into a major cleaning frenzy (aka Spring Cleaning in July) thanks to my recent closet cleaning/organizing project and the fact that my mom is coming to visit in a few days for her Mother's Day Girls Weekend (see this post). While there are the routine items to clean (floors, surfaces, bathrooms, etc.), there are also many items that need to be cleaned with less frequency and often go overlooked. Below I have compiled a list of 7 areas that fall victim to being overlooked when it comes to cleaning your home. I have included a list of my suggested cleaning products for each item/area and the recommended cleaning frequency. A huge portion of my cleaning knowledge is thanks to none other than the domestic queen, Martha Stewart, so I have included links some of my favorite Martha Cleaning Checklists and additional references that I have found to be extremely helpful when it comes to maintaining the various aspects of my own home.
Cleaning Products and Resources
Here is a list (with links) of all of my favorite cleaning products to use and/or reference when tackling various household chores.
- Kitchen Cabinet Degreaser- Greased Lightning
- Washing Machine Cleaner- Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
- Lint Roller- Scotch-Brite Lint Roller
- Dust Cloths- Swiffer Dust Cloths
- How to Clean your Laundry Room Appliances
- Martha Stewart's Spring Cleaning Checklist
- Martha Stewart's Weekly, Monthly and Seasonal Cleaning Checklists
Yes, I am a self-admitted cleaning enthusiast, but these commonly overlooked areas that I have identified in this post are not gratuitous. A huge factor for ensuring that your home appliances and furnishings stand the test of time is proper maintenance (aka cleaning!). There is no denying that cleanliness is major part of an overall home aesthetic, so why not take a little extra time to make sure that your efforts are thorough. Going the extra distance when it comes to cleaning will pay off in spades, so I hope these tips and resources have helped you to identify those commonly overlooked areas in your own home and get them incorporated into your own cleaning routines.