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27 Brilliant Cleaning Hacks For Items You Don’t Clean That Often


Do you also struggle the most with the things you clean least often? Of course you are. Like with any repetitive task in life, you develop routines for the ones you perform most often. You learn little hacks and shortcuts. But what about those items that don’t require daily or weekly maintenance?

Well, we show you how to approach 27 of those. Scroll down and make your life easier.

1. Window tracks


If you haven’t cleaned them all winter long, once spring is here and you swing your windows open, you are bound to end up with debris all over you. That’s why you should scrub them with some baking soda, vinegar, dish soap and some elbow grease every once in a while.

2. Blinds


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3. Shower curtains

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To make maintaining your shower curtains a bit easier, soak them in a salt bath to prevent the formation of mildew.

4. Shower caulking



This is another spot that the mildew just loves. You can get rid of it easily with some bleach and a toothbrush.

5. Bathroom tiles


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Once you have your bathroom the way you like it, the way to keep it that way is… with a candle?! Exactly. Use candle wax to seal the grouting – that way the mildew will be kept at bay.

6. Porcelain sinks


Porcelain sinks are pretty, but difficult to clean. You can remove the stains that have formed in it with white vinegar, baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, lemon, and salt!

7. Hard water deposits


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With metal sinks on the other hand, the common problem is white staining due to hard water deposits. All you need for its removal is some distilled white vinegar and an old cloth.

8. Range hood filters


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It’s unavoidable that your range hood filter will end up filthy and greasy. To give it some breathing space, use some OxiClean!

9. Oven doors



Don’t be fooled into thinking your oven is perfectly clean because it has a self-cleaning feature. Actually, that feature might make the oven door even messier than before. That’s why you need to take care of it with some overnight baking soda paste.

10. Toasters


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Most of us often overlook the hygiene of our toasters, when we really shouldn’t. Use a tooth brush and cream of tartar for both pop-up toasters and toaster ovens.

11. Refrigerators


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It’s a drag to clean a refrigerator, mostly because you need to take all the food out first. No matter how tedious it seems, make a habit of cleaning it at least twice a year. And by that, we don’t mean throwing out expired food.

12. Refrigerator coils


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Also make sure to vacuum the refrigerator coils at the bottom of your fridge – this will make it far more efficient and less power-consuming.

13. Iron skillets



One of the most intimidating kitchen tools is the cast iron skillet, but worry not. All you really need is two items: salt and a potato!

14. Pot and pan bottoms


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Even if you clean your pots and pans regularly, chances are you are not paying much attention to their bottoms. Get rid of the burns or leftover ingredients with Bar Keeper’s Friend or with some baking soda.

15. Mattresses


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Beside your vacuum cleaner, you are going to need some baking soda, hydrogen peroxide and dish soap.

16. Laptops


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Whoever cleaned one of these, ever? Well, it’s not that hard, actually. Let’s demystify the process: get some microfiber cloths, mild dish soap, distilled water, compressed air, rubbing alcohol, and pipe cleaners.

17. Mirrors


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Contrary to popular belief, you shouldn’t use Windex on your mirrors. Instead, use microfiber cloths, cotton pads, rubbing alcohol, water and vinegar.

18. Oddly-shaped glasses and bottles


Sometimes it’s not about how to clean something, but how to reach it. For glass objects with openings too small for our hands, use this clever magnet cleaning method!

19. Coffee makers


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With all their tiny parts and little compartments, coffee makers can be even trickier than bottles. Make sure you’re regularly descaling, disinfecting, and cleaning these appliances – if possible even on a daily basis.

20. Makeup brushes



Sometimes being in a hurry makes us forget how important it is to make sure things that regularly touch our skin are always clean. Make sure your makeup brushes are germ-free by regularly cleaning them with olive oil and dish soap.

21. Hair brushes


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Same goes for hair brushes! Don’t allow germs and bacteria hop on your wet hair. Clean these once a month with baking soda and shampoo.

22. Baseball caps



Caps that you wear while you’re running around?! Don’t put them in the washing machine, though. The easiest way to clean them is in the dishwasher, of all places! If you add some Borax, they’ll be better than new.

23. Irons



Salt and white vinegar is the best combo for a clean and effective iron.

24. Air conditioners


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Not only dirt can make your air conditioner malfunction, but the filth will be spread around your home, too. Cleaning it yourself is a bit time consuming, but far from impossible!

25. Ceiling fans



They are a frequent alternative to central air conditioning, but when’s the last time you’ve cleaned yours? Use a pillowcase and it will be done in no time!

26. Dog toys


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Most plush toys can be washed in the washing machine. For the rest, soaking them in warm water and vinegar should work a treat.

27. Car upholstery

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When it comes to the interior. you don’t always have to take your car down to the carwash. No matter how beat up its upholstery appears, you can reinvigorate it yourself with a solvent made out of equal parts of club soda, dish soap, and vinegar. Scrub it in with a scrub brush, and rinse with a shop vac or steam cleaner.


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