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Things in a House That Are Commonly Overlooked When Cleaning

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Do you ever feel it’s not as clean as it could be, even after cleaning? Cleaning can be a big task, especially if you’re the type who likes to go the extra mile to ensure that everything is spotless. Many items are commonly overlooked when cleaning, leading to a build-up of dirt and grime.  

This blog will discuss things in an apartment that often need to be remembered for deep cleaning.

1. Books

As much as books add character to each room and should be treated with respect, some steps must be taken to keep them clean and well-maintained.

Books should be dusted off at least once a month. This removes dirt and dust accumulated on the book’s pages, as well as on its cover. To do this properly, it is necessary to use a soft cloth or brush. It is essential not to use harsh chemicals or abrasive materials as this can damage the cover of the book and the pages inside.

In addition, books should be checked regularly for any signs of pest infestation, such as termites. These pests can damage the pages of books and contaminate other objects nearby. If any problems are found, it is essential to contact a pest control service as soon as possible to prevent further damage.

2. Air Vents

Neglecting to clean these vents can lead to dust and other debris clogging them, which can diminish their overall effectiveness and efficiency. Additionally, dirt and dust particles can be circulated back into an apartment’s air, leading to a decrease in air quality and potential health issues like allergies and asthma.

Regular cleaning of the air vents is essential for ensuring that your ventilation system runs effectively and efficiently. The best way to do this is by using a vacuum cleaner with a brush attachment to remove any dust and debris from the entrance of each vent.

3. Cleaning Tools

Cleaning your cleaning tools is essential. After each use, mops, buckets, and rags should be cleaned. To clean brushes, mop heads, and brooms, put on rubber gloves and use a hot water hose. Microwave sponges and rags for a brief period to kill bacteria on them. 

Both the vacuum filter and all other replacement parts should be cleaned. Regular maintenance and cleaning will increase your vacuum cleaner’s lifespan and eliminate indoor allergens like dust, pet hair, and dander.

4. Toothbrush Holders

Although it is easy to overlook their importance, the truth of the matter is that toothbrush holders can become quite dirty and unsanitary without regular cleaning. It is important to remember to clean your toothbrush holder regularly to ensure its longevity and promote healthy hygiene practices. 

The most effective way to clean a toothbrush holder is by using a solution of vinegar and water. Place the toothbrush holder in this mixture for at least 10 minutes to eliminate any built-up dirt and debris. After that, rinse any remaining residue with warm water and allow the holder to air dry completely before using it again.


The list of things commonly overlooked while cleaning is by no means exhaustive, but we’ve covered some of the most frequently forgotten items. Taking the time to clean these areas thoroughly can make a huge difference and help you keep your apartment looking its best. 

Remember, a little bit of effort goes a long way! So, keep these tips in mind, grab some supplies, and get to work – it won’t be a chore if you learn to enjoy the process!

If you need a house or apartment cleaning services to ensure you get all the cleaning, Inside Out Cleaning is here for you! We provide comprehensive apartment cleaning services to ensure your space is neat. Contact us now!

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