8 Places in the Home Even Clean People Forget to Wash

Maggie Winterfeldt

Thoroughly cleaning your home takes work. You make your bed, wipe down the countertops, polish the tub, and style your coffee table just so, but even after all that, is your house really clean? Filth can quietly build up in unexpected places, from the decor to the appliances (ever thought to clean your light switches?). To keep things tidy and germ-free this Spring, read on to discover the most overlooked spots to clean - and to learn how you can get them back in tip-top shape.

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  • Coffeemaker
  • Throw Pillows
  • Kitchen Trash Can
  • Curtains and Upholstery
  • Dishwasher
  • Bathroom Decor
  • Washing Machine
  • Knobs, Handles, and Switches