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  • Writer's pictureShamil Jessa

My Top 10 Most overlooked Spring Cleaning Spots in a home (#5 is my pet peave)




  1. Ceiling Fans: We've all seen gross ceiling fan blades. I see them more often than I would like. Dust tends to accumulate on ceiling fan blades, especially during the Winter when they're not in use as much. Cleaning them can prevent spreading dust around the room when you turn them on. The last thing you need is little dust floaties in your meal or drink. 

  2. Light Fixtures: Have you see those dark spots in your light fixtures? That is most likely dust and dead bugs which have collected over time. Taking them down and giving them a good clean can brighten up your space and improve air quality.

  3. Baseboards: These tend to collect dust and pet hair but are often overlooked during regular cleaning. A damp cloth or a vacuum with a brush attachment can make quick work of cleaning them up.

  4. Behind Appliances: Pulling out large appliances like the refrigerator, stove, or washer and dryer can reveal a buildup of dust, crumbs, or even rodents (yup that’s right!). It's essential to clean behind and underneath them periodically.

  5. Window Tracks: Dirt and debris can accumulate in the tracks of windows and sliding glass doors. A small brush or vacuum attachment can help clear out these areas for smoother operation and a cleaner look. I’ve shown a lot of homes already this Spring and dirty mouldy window tracks are often neglected. If not for the aesthetic, at least do it for your health.

  6. Air Vents and Filters: Dust and debris can accumulate in air vents and filters, reducing the efficiency of your HVAC system and lowering indoor air quality. Cleaning or replacing filters and vacuuming vents can help maintain a healthy home environment.

  7. Shower Curtains and Liners: These can develop mould and mildew over time, especially if they're not allowed to dry properly between uses. Consider washing them or replacing them during your spring cleaning routine. 

  8. Mattresses and Pillows: Dust mites, dead skin cells, and other allergens - no thank you! Vacuuming your mattress and washing your pillows can help keep your sleeping area clean and hygienic.

  9. Trash Bins: Even if you regularly take out the trash, the bins themselves can get dirty and smelly over time. Washing them out with soap and water can eliminate odors and bacteria. I personally line my garbage can with a bag first to keep it cleaner. Most of the time the bag still remains after pick up and can be reused.

  10. Door Knobs, Handles, and Switches: These are high-touch areas and it screams germs and bacteria, especially during flu season. Wiping them down with disinfectant wipes can help prevent the spread of illness and keep your home cleaner overall.


By paying attention to these often overlooked spots, you can ensure that your home is truly clean and fresh for the spring season! You can find a lot of really cool tools on Amazon to help with these items. 


Do you have any secrets or overlooked areas which I've missed? Please comment and share. 


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