50 Places People Forget to Clean

You think your house is clean, but most people forget some things. Here are 50 places people forget to clean. Not anymore!

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Everyone remembers to clean the toilets and sweep the floors, but there are a ton of places you should be cleaning and probably forget.  Most don’t take long and should be added to your cleaning routine.  

Some should be done every week, but others can be done once a month or even once a year.  Scroll own to see the 50 places you may forget to clean.

You think your house is clean, but most people forget some things. Here are 50 places people forget to clean. Not anymore!

You may also like some of these cleaning tips too.

50 Places People Forget to Clean

  • The shower curtain
  • Replace the shower curtain liner
  • Behind the toilet
  • Shower drain
  • The place where you keep your shampoo in the shower
  • Bottom of shower door-  Lots of gunk!
  • The bottom of the shower door
  • Fans-  Here’s a little tool to help.
  • That little ledge above the door
  • Baseboards


  • On top of the refrigerator
  • Inside refrigerator
  • Kitchen table legs
  • Table chairs
  • Light fixtures
  • Lamp Shades-   I vacuum mine with my Dustbuster or use the wand on my vacuum!
  • Window sills
  • Door knobs
  • Closet floors
  • Coffee maker- Run vinegar through once and then plain water (at least three times).
  • Tops of wall frames
  • Top of the microwave

and more…

  • Inside microwave
  • Computer keyboard-  I use this to clean my electronics.
  • Computer mouse
  • Remote controls
  • Computer Screen
  • Behind the couch
  • Under chairs
  • House phone
  • Cell phone
  • Silverware drawer
  • Oven drawer
  • Inside of trash cans-  All of them!  If it’s sitting out you may need to replace it.  It just looks nicer.
  • Pantry floor
  • Air filter grates

even more…

  • Air vent grates
  • Behind washer and dryer
  • Inside washing machine
  • Outside of washer and dryer
  • Banisters
  • Front Door
  • Door from garage into house
  • Dust house plants
  • Under the sinks
  • Outside furniture
  • Fireplace
  • Light switches
  • Button to garage door- Mine was filthy!
  • Pet bowls or just buy new ones!
  • Garbage disposal- BONUS!

How many do you already do?  How many are you adding to your list?  Sometimes you know what you need to do and you just need a little reminder and motivation to get it done!  Good luck!

4 Responses

  1. Melissa says:

    Thanks for this! I’m going to print this out for when I have a few extra minutes, or for when the kids need a consequence! 😀

  2. DC says:

    Can I pretend I didn’t see your list? LOL ….. feels like my to-do list just expanded by a couple weeks 😉