8 Things Around Your Home That Probably Need a Deep Clean
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8 Things Around Your Home That Probably Need a Deep Clean

From ceiling fans to the cracks in your couch, here are a few places in your home you might be over looking that definitely deserve a little TLC.

January 11, 2024 at 10:06 PM PST

Often times, you can get caught up in the cycle of occasionally cleaning of all the same things around your home. This may include cleaning the bathroom, wiping down your coffee table or kitchen countertop, or vacuuming your floors. Consider thinking outside the box and expanding your cleaning duties to things in your home that don’t get much attention such as your washing machine, oven, or couch. Due to their large responsibilities and functions, a deep clean may be more appropriate than a regular spray and wipe down.

With the right cleaning products, you can have your home neat, tidy, and squeaky clean from the inside out. Not only does it improve your quality of life, but having all appliances and other things in your home clean is a top tier feeling. Here are a few things in your home that probably need a deep clean. While some may be a little more extensive on labor, it’s still doable. You’ll need a pen, cleaning products, and a little elbow grease.

Things That Need a Deep Clean in Your Home

Ceiling Fans

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The ever-spinning blades of a ceiling fan rotate all year long collecting tons of dust and floating particles. It’s easy to forget to add your ceiling fan to your cleaning to-dos list, which is why now is probably a good time for thorough clean. Start the year off with clean blades and no dust. Grab an extendable duster to remove dust from each blade. Then, use a cloth and cleaner to wipe it down and pick up leftover particles.

Fridge and Freezer

After the numerous times of transferring foods and beverages from your fridge to countertop, you can bet those spills have made a sticky mess on your shelves or side doors in your fridge. Empty your fridge of all the stored food, drinks, and snacks. Go ahead and trash those outdated items, too. Use a multipurpose cleaner to wipe down each shelf and side door tray. Repeat the same process for your freezer.


Grease stains in the oven can be harsh to look at it. Luckily, it doesn’t take harsh products to remove the gunk and grease that has made your oven home. You can tackle the toughest foods by using simple cleaning products like vinegar and baking soda. Many newer appliances offer the self cleaning option. Turn it on and let it do its thing without lifting a finger.


Known for creating statement pieces and bringing a space together, a rug can look worn down with its added pet hair, dirt, and crumbs. Plus, the everyday traffic doesn’t make it any better as it creates matted areas. Create longevity by vacuuming, targeting stains, and rinsing thoroughly. After you’re finished, you’ll have a rug that looks brand new.

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Washing Machine

Yes, you use your washing machine pretty often to clean clothes, towels, and linens. Sorry to break the news, but that doesn’t count as cleaning the machine.  Cleaning your washer means dirt free laundry and operating at its best. If your washer doesn’t come with a self cleaning option, take the DIY cleaning method route instead.

While it’ll depend on what you have on hand, you can choose from cleaners like vinegar, baking soda, or bleach. Another option is purchasing your own premade washer cleaner.  Occasionally run an empty cycle, use hot water, and notice the sparkle on your washer.


Just like the washer, if the dryer isn’t clean from lint and dust, it won’t function at its best. Not only that, but it’s a fire hazard, too. Keep this appliance maintained by cleaning the lint trap after each use.


Other than your oven, your food frequently visit the microwave causing food splatters from heat.You can get a spotless clean by giving it a deep clean with little to no effort. Use the small, but mighty cleaning duo, soap and water, to clean it out. Allow your sponge to lather up, remove the turntable, and scrub the mini oven from the inside out. Use the sponge to wipe it down, then a paper towel or microfiber cloth to pat and dry.


Over time, your at once stain free couch starts to collect crumbs, pet hair, and stains. The cleaning process can look different for couches of different material. Check the tag and be sure to read the cleaning instructions for a proper clean and to avoid damage.



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