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The Forgotten Cleaning Guide

Maintaining a clean and organized home is not only visually appealing but also essential for the health and well-being of your family. While regular sweeping, dusting, and vacuuming are common cleaning routines, many of us often overlook the importance of cleaning specific household items that we interact with on a daily basis. From kitchen essentials to bedroom comforts, there is always that one or two forgotten places you didn't clean. This guide is designed to equip you with the knowledge you need to keep your living spaces fresh, inviting, and conducive to a healthier lifestyle. Let’s delve into the often underestimated realm of cleaning household items that have long been forgotten.

Doing dishes; washing water bottle


Tidy up clutter

Disinfect cell phone

Wash out water bottles/cups

Clean pet food/water bowls

Do 1 load of laundry

Wipe down the counters

Wipe down vanity/sink you use daily

Clean keyboard, mouse, and laptop




Clean out fridge


Ceiling fan blades

Entry mats

Light switches

Every 2 weeks

wash your throw rugs


Ceiling fans

Launder throw rugs

Coffee maker/Keurig

Door knobs & door handles

Light fixtures

Toaster/Air Fryer/Toaster Oven

Dust & rotate books

Sweep/Mop/Vacuum stairs & landing

vacuum mattress

Once a Month

Washing machine

Trash can




Walls and doors

Shower curtain

Vacuum your mattress

Disinfect your remotes

Pet toys/Bed/Kennel

Silverware drawer

Every 3 Months

organized under bathroom sink

Inside of fridge- shelves and door

Freshen garbage disposals

Clean out the inside of cabinets

Wash pillows

Clean out and organize the garage

Deep clean oven

Range hood filter

Vacuum under heavy furniture

Clean shower heads

Re-Organize underneath the bathroom sink

clean off patio furniture

Twice a Year

Clean AC unit Outside windows

BBQ pit

Outside furniture

Clean out your junk drawer


Dryer exhaust vent/ air vent

Purge unnecessary items

Yard care items

Shampoo upholstery

Once a Year



Leather & suede jackets


Vacuum behind appliances

Shampoo upholstery

Deep clean carpets

Check and clean your sump pump and pit

Purge and organize your basement

Purge and organize attic storage

Download our FREE printable Forgotten Cleaning Guide!

the forgotten cleaning guide

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