5 Things You’ve Probably Never Cleaned (But You Definitely Should)

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Easily clean some of the dirty, overlooked areas in your home
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Whether you’re obsessed with cleaning or just consider it a chore to check off your to-do list, one thing’s for sure – there’s nothing more therapeutic than living in a clean home. But it’s easy to forget some hard-to-reach areas that are often full of dust and dirt. Here’s a list of some of the more common places that fall through the cracks along with easy solutions for cleaning them up.

Garbage collection

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Almost all food scraps in the home go through the garbage disposal. Sprinkle some lemon peel on it to help reduce the smell, or give the internal mechanism a deep clean with a cleaning pod. Glisten pods use a foaming action to get in and around the disposal blade to clean the gun and get rid of hidden bacteria. Your mood will glow and smell like fresh lemon.

Your dishwasher hose

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Clean the parts of your dishwasher you can’t even see with a cleaning cover. (Source: Amazon)

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Most of the inside of your dishwasher cleans itself with your pods. But the mechanism that pumps the water is full of nooks and crannies to collect and create dirt. When it does, it contaminates everything you wash with it. Fix it easily with a dishwasher cleaner. Just run a load of it like regular dish soap and your machine will be as good as new.

The back of your blinds

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Don’t let your blinds blind you. Remove the lawn. (Source: Amazon)

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Dust collects on the blinds where, ironically, it is most visible — right across from the window. It sneaks away because it’s not the side of the blinds we’re used to seeing. Clean from every corner with a great duster like this one that gets the job done in seconds.

Inside the machine K

Regular maintenance of your coffee maker should include cleaning cycles with soap containers.  (Source: Amazon)

Regular maintenance of your coffee maker should include cleaning cycles with soap containers. (Source: Amazon)

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Everyone knows that traditional coffee makers get super gross if you don’t clean them, but did you know that the same thing happens with Keurig machines? Fortunately, the solution is as convenient as the machines themselves. Cleaning cups work just like regular pods, but instead of brewing coffee, they clean the machine from the inside so you can use it for longer. A 6-pack lasts for three months, keeping your machine in top shape.

Tile grout

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Save hours spent scrubbing your knees with a grout cleaner that softens old grime. (Source: Amazon)

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Okay, this one isn’t as secret as a pain in the neck. But scrubbing grout in your kitchen and bathroom doesn’t have to be a chore you put off until next year. A good grout cleaner does most of the work for you.

No home will ever be perfect, but with these sneaky messes cleared out, yours will be pretty darn close. Did we miss anything? Leave your home maintenance tips in the comments.

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