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It would be such a perfect world if only houses would magically clean themselves, but alas! that is not the case.

It is very tough to maintain a house, and invariably one or the other nook or cranny gets skipped. In light of the plight that most of us face while trying to remember what to clean, here is a list of spots we feel you are most likely to miss out on.

Ceiling Fan

There is a reason they say start from the top and make your way to the bottom while cleaning a room. You are usually so engrossed in figuring out what the clutter in front of you is that you miss out on the spaces on top.

Just look up; if you see dust creeping on the blades, then it is time to clean out the fan. Be careful and switch off the fan before you start.

Exhaust Fans

These fans are essential to take the moisture out of your bathroom or kitchen. But until you see them completely malfunction, you don’t really pay attention to them.

I am, however, happy to inform you that they need to be cleaned just once a year, the ordeal is not all that bad.

Curtains and Blinds

Just ask yourself when was the last time you cleaned those enormous pieces of fabric sitting in alost all your rooms. The answer would never be. It just seems like a huge inconvenience. It is a slightly complicated process, but don’t worry, we are here to help you.

You have a couple of options available; first is to vacuum the curtains and spot treating the places where you see a stain. A spot treatment entails a person to gently sponge the area with mild detergent and warm water. After this, you can just let it sit there while it dries up.

The second option is to run them on a delicate cycle comprising of cold water.

For blinds, use an all-purpose cleaner and a microfiber cloth.

Refrigerator Coils

Dust, dirt, and pet hair, all have the ability to get stuck in the coils and cause it to run it a lot less efficient than what you would like.

Before you start, however, ensure that you unplug the fridge completely.

Then remove the grill from the bottom, and with a flashlight, see what you need to clean. Take a condenser coil cleaning brush next and sweep the whole area to clean it out.

Washing Machine

Oh, the irony!

The thing that is responsible for cleaning your clothes is what is not cleaned. There is a perception that washing machines are self-cleaning. That is kind of a yes-no answer.

Over a period of time after multiple washes, a calcium deposit stars forming in the machine which gives rise to a weird smell.
Luckily to get rid of the smell, all you have to do is instead of detergent put some vinegar and run a hot cycle. Then scrub inside with the same mixture. Run another cycle this time without any vinegar, and you can say bye-bye to the smell.

Remember, while cleaning, it is the details that matter. These places that we have mentioned might seem minor, but over a period of time, accumulation of dust can be detrimental to your health. If you find it tough to maintain a house, you can always avail of home cleaning services NYC for convenience.

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