30 Ways to Deep Clean Your Home

Overwhelmed by spring cleaning? Try these tried and true tricks to clean all the unexpected places in your home. 
  1. When your toaster gets all sticky and gunky, use a few drops of water, cream of tartar, and a sponge to get your stainless steel appliances looking brand new again.
  2.  Clean your window tracks by dipping a Q-tip in white vinegar and running it along the edges. For more window cleaning tips, check out Ask Anna.

  3. Keep your baseboards clean & dust free by using a microfiber mitt. 

  4. If you clean your candles with pantyhose it will remove all of the excess dust.

  5.  Unscrew your light bulbs and wipe them off with a microfiber cloth.

  6. Get stains out of your microfiber couch using isopropyl alcohol, a white sponge, some elbow grease, and a white bristle brush *Make sure you use white tools so that the color dyes don’t transfer to your fabric.

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  7. For cleaning medicine cabinets, you would want to first remove everything from the cabinets and wipe them out, top to bottom.  If the cabinets have glass shelves, run them through the dishwasher to make sure they are fully clean.

  8. Clean your washing machine using white vinegar (or bleach), baking soda, a toothbrush and microfiber cloth. Fill the washer using the highest load size, hottest water setting, and longest wash. As the washer tub fills, add a quart of white vinegar (or bleach) and a cup of baking soda. Soak and scrub removable parts like the bleach and fabric softener wells using the toothbrush and microfiber cloth. After an hour, close the lid and allow the cycle to complete.

  9. Using ammonia on your stove grates can eliminate all the scrubbing you don’t want to do. 

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  10.  After you get all the grossness off, wax your stovetop

     This tip from Real Simple should only be used with gas stovetops, or non-glass-top electric stovetops.
  11. When cleaning your refrigerator, start at the top; take everything out, cleaning each shelf as you go. If a shelf is removable, take it out and clean it with warm soapy water. Most drawers are removable and should also be washed this way. *Don't forget the small shelves inside the door and when wiping down the outside of the fridge, paying special attention to the handles.

  12. Showers/tubs: If you have a shower caddy, take it out and wash it. It may even need to be replaced. Clean the showerhead with an old toothbrush and bathroom cleaner, like Soft Scrub. You may need some heavy-duty cleaners for soap scum build-up or mildew stains. The toothbrush works well on tub jets and other small, hard-to-reach places.

  13. Rub faucets with waxed paper to prevent water stains and fingerprints.
  14. Snip off a piece of a Magic Eraser (Mr. Clean) and drop it in the toilet. If you let it float over night, it will remove any toilet ring. No scrubbing!

  15. To deep clean your blinds, mix equal parts vinegar and warm water in a bowl. Slip an old sock on your hand and wipe away all the grimy dirt away.

  16. Use WD-40 to remove scuffs marks on the floors.

  17. Dust off your fan blades with a pillowcase. 

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  18. A super quick way to clean your blender & other appliances requires some hot water and a few drops of dish soap.

  19. A special blend of lemon and baking soda is the remedy to clean any brass you have in your kitchen.

  20. From wine glasses to vases, all types of clouded glasses can be cleaned with hydrogen peroxide.

  21. Lampshades can be cleaned in your bathtub! Check out other methods here.

  22. Take your vent covers outside and hose them down. 

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  23. Wax your vents with car wax to keep the dust off all year.

  24. It’s important to wash your pillows every six months! You can put them in the washing machine to easily clean them. *Pillows can also yellow overtime- use a combination of vinegar, hydrogen peroxide, and detergent to make them new again.

  25. Deep clean your carpet using some vinegar, salt, baking soda, and borax!

  26. Vinegar and distilled water are the secret ingredients to cleaning your computer screen.

  27. Get the lint out of your dryer exhaust tube with a vacuum cleaner and prevent potential fire hazards.

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  28. Mold is a serious health hazard. The best way to get rid of it in the bathroom is to use bleach.

  29. Towels get worn out over time. Freshen them instantly with vinegar, baking soda, and Epsom salts.

  30. Clean out your air by vacuuming your Air Conditioning unit.


Top it all off by simmering a stock pot of rosemary, lemon, and vanilla extract for as long as you need to make your home smell amazing!

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