12 Places Messes Like to Hide in Your Home

12 Places Messes Like to Hide in Your Home

Here’s a list of the most-forgotten-about items and the quickest ways to clean them.

Some messes like to hide in plain sight throughout your home, so you may not even think to clean them, let alone have the time to do it. But no worries! Check out our list of the most forgotten-about household items and the quickest ways to clean them.

1. Toaster
You may not use it every day, so it’s easy to overlook. Instead of simply shaking the crumbs out of the tray, here’s our 5-step guide for a more thorough toaster cleaning.

2. Microwave
From deep cleaning to deodorizing, our microwave cleaning tips will keep your microwave sparkling, even with excessive family use.

3. Refrigerator
You’ve already cleaned out the inside, but what about the outside? Dampen a Bounty paper towel and take a second to wipe down the top to remove any dust. And don’t forget to wipe down the handle, too. Mr. Clean Magic Eraser can help make the job even easier!

4. Cutting Boards
You may clean your cutting boards after every use, but now’s the perfect time for a deeper clean to keep germs at bay. Get started here.

5. Dishwasher
Use our 3-step guide to easily and properly clean the hardest working appliance in your kitchen.

6. Reusable Grocery Bags
Most fabric grocery bags have labels with laundering care, but for those that don’t, throw them in the washer with hot water and Tide + Febreze Odor Defense Pods, then allow to air dry. Be sure to store them in a dry, well-lit area.

7. Mattress
Keep your mattress fresh and clean with our easy-to-follow 4-step guide.

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

9. Window Treatments
From blinds to curtains and everything in between, our guide will have all of your window treatments looking like new.

10. Ceiling Fans
Check out our simple, 7-step method for effectively cleaning your ceiling fans.

11. Couch Cushions
Remove the couch cushion covers and launder them according to the care listed on the tag. Spray the cushions down with Febreze Fabric Refresher to eliminate odours and keep your sofa smelling fresh.

12. Shoes
It’s inevitable: Shoes get dirty, and fast. Follow these simple cleaning tips to keep your family’s tennis, suede and leather shoes looking their best.

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


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