3 Surprising Places In Your House You’re Likely To Forget To Clean

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After a while cleaning the house can become a bit like second nature and you get everything done without thinking about it. It will definitely look and feel clean after this, but there are likely places that you’ve forgotten to clean. This is either because they are out of sight and out of mind or just hadn’t considered that they would need cleaning. Here are some places in your house you’re likely to forget to clean.


Cleaning out the gutter on your house is a prime contender for the most forgotten household job. Not only are you likely to forget that it needs doing, but it is something that you don’t want to do, too. However, you need to make sure that it is thoroughly cleaned out every year. This is because, over time dirt, leaves and other debris will build up in the gutter and stop water flowing down it correctly. This can lead to water making its way into your roof or large puddles appearing around your house. Both of these are prime locations of mold and fungi to grow, and you want to avoid this if at all possible. If you don’t want to clean out the gutter yourself, then it might make a great chore for your teenage son/daughter to do or one of the kids who live in your neighborhood. If you are still struggling to find someone to do it, then you might want to call in a professional, but this can be costly. However, you will notice a difference once the gutter is cleaned especially in winter.

Dryer Duct

Nobody ever thinks about how dirty their dryer ducts can become. However, they are like anything else and over time will accumulate debris and other bits of dirt. This will affect how well they work, and a dryer duct in poor condition is more likely to break or hold dangerous spores. With this in mind, you should get a professional dryer duct cleaning service to thoroughly clean them every so often. It is best to leave it to the professionals because you can easily damage the ducts and cause yourself a massive headache trying to get them fixed. It doesn’t need doing very often but is something that you will notice the difference between a clean dryer duct and dirty one.

Under Appliances

The underneath of your large appliances is often never considered when cleaning. Once the fridge or washing machine is over a space, we generally forget about that little piece of flooring. However, it is a prime location for dust and dirt to gather. That is why you should regularly move your large appliances and give the underneath a good clean. If you do this on a regular basis, then it will be a much smaller job than if you only clean under it every few years. The dust and dirt can also start to affect the appliance as well. For example, if something hard has fallen under your washing machine then when it starts to spin it might damage the floor or the washing machine. Cleaning under appliances regularly shouldn’t be forgotten.

Disclosure: This is a contributed post.


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