No matter how well you keep your home, if you are like most people there are probably some spots that get overlooked. It is normal to get into a routine of doing every day chores, such as washing the dishes, cleaning the bathroom, or vacuuming the carpet. But if your home is in need of a deep cleaning, don't forget to pay attention to the following parts of the home that may be neglected:
Ceiling Fan Blades
Many homeowners run their ceiling fans on a regular basis, so it is easy to not notice how dirty they are. The blades of a ceiling fan attract dust and debris that is in the air in your home, and it doesn't take them long to get coated. Luckily they are quite easy to clean- simply turn off the fans in your home and then use a damp cloth or paper towel to wipe them down until all dirt and dust is removed.
Most people vacuum their carpeting on a regular basis, but cleaning the baseboards typically is not a chore that is always done regularly. Like ceiling blade fans, baseboards are prone to collecting dirt and dust, which can make them look dingy. The next time you vacuum, run the hose attachment over the top of your baseboards, and then follow up by wiping them down with a towel.
Mopping your tile regularly can do a good job of keeping your floor clean, but if the grout between your tile is not sealed it can become dirty and discolored over time even with regular cleaning. If you have quite a bit of spare time on your hands you can attempt to clean your grout yourself with a stiff brush, but for a really deep clean it is a good idea to hire a company that specializes in tile and grout cleaning.
You probably rely on your dishwasher several times a week to clean your dirty dishes, but how often do you clean the dishwasher itself? If the inside of your dishwasher is looking dirty or discolored, or you detect an unpleasant smell, it could probably benefit from a nice deep cleaning. An easy and inexpensive way to clean and deodorize your dishwasher is by putting a liberal amount of baking soda in the bottom of your dishwasher, and a bowl of vinegar on the top rack (do not add any dirty dishes). Let your dishwasher run on the hottest cycle it has, and then simply wipe down the interior with a clean cloth.