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25 Things to Clean in the House

Linda has experience with many home improvement projects. She likes to share her organization, storage and house-cleaning tips.

The couch upholstery and the dog!

The couch upholstery and the dog!

The Couch

Crumbs, stains, and pet fur will turn an otherwise spotless sofa dingy over time.
Check the sticker on your sofa to see what kind of cloth it is, then follow our cleaning instructions.

Everything you need to know about cleaning the walls and wallpaper.

Everything you need to know about cleaning the walls and wallpaper.

The Walls and Wallpaper

Fingerprints, scuffs, and other unexplained stains make the walls and your whole home seem filthy. Cleaning the walls and wallpaper is a big job, but it'll be well worth it.

Clean to the shiny hardwood floors.

Clean to the shiny hardwood floors.

Hardwood Floors

With careful cleaning and upkeep, hardwood floors will last for decades.
With our expert advice, you will make yours stand out.

 Handcrafted solid wood is inspired by Mid-Century modern wood furniture. The dining table is the solid top and has the extension leaves.

Handcrafted solid wood is inspired by Mid-Century modern wood furniture. The dining table is the solid top and has the extension leaves.

Wood Furniture

Although wood furniture is extremely durable and weathers beautifully, it also requires regular maintenance. The appearance of these classic pieces can be greatly improved with a little polishing.

Use the clean blinds with the socks.

Use the clean blinds with the socks.

Clean the Blinds

Window blinds accumulate a lot of pollen, and it's easy to neglect to vacuum them on a daily basis. If you've forgotten your blinds for too long, these tips will help them look brand new.

Here's how to scrub the carpet without employing a cleaner, from pet spills to spilled juice.

Here's how to scrub the carpet without employing a cleaner, from pet spills to spilled juice.

Clean the Rugs and Carpets

Don't have access to a carpet-cleaning machine? No issue — our procedures for cleaning soil, pet fur, and stains will help you refresh your carpets and rugs.

Since this project may get messy, suggest wearing old clothes as well as safety glasses, gloves, and a mask.

Since this project may get messy, suggest wearing old clothes as well as safety glasses, gloves, and a mask.

Clean the Fireplace

Remove any remaining wood or ashes from your fireplace, scrub the bricks with vinegar and warm water, and disinfect the screen, grate, and fireplace equipment in preparation for the winter.

One of the moisture tolerant flooring options is luxury vinyl. Many of the lines are totally water resistant.

One of the moisture tolerant flooring options is luxury vinyl. Many of the lines are totally water resistant.

Vinyl Floors

Learn how to scrub vinyl floors easily by scraping debris, scuffs, and stains.

Dust and debris will easily collect on those tiny little ledges, making them unsightly. In these four easy moves, you'll discover the fastest way to clean them.

Dust and debris will easily collect on those tiny little ledges, making them unsightly. In these four easy moves, you'll discover the fastest way to clean them.

Clean the Baseboards

Even if you vacuum your floors on a daily basis, filthy baseboards will make your house look dirty. With these pointers, you can clean and secure them.

With these easy leather sofa cleaning tips, you will keep your sofa's quality and elegance for years to come.

With these easy leather sofa cleaning tips, you will keep your sofa's quality and elegance for years to come.

Leather Furniture

While leather is extremely durable, it is still susceptible to cuts, scuffs, and stains.
Check out our cleaning and cooling recommendations for this beautiful fabric.

A glass-top stove can show even the tiniest leak, splatter, or stain. Using natural ingredients, you can scrub  grime to make the stovetop look new.

A glass-top stove can show even the tiniest leak, splatter, or stain. Using natural ingredients, you can scrub grime to make the stovetop look new.

Glass Stovetop

Furthermore, abrasive cleaning sprays and scrubbers will scratch the glass stovetop surface, which is something you don't like. Here's the simplest way to get rid of all the gunk with items you probably already have in your kitchen. This approach often prevents the use of harsh materials, which is often a bonus.

Increase your home’s value and exemplify your quality of life with natural granite stone and lavish amenities, installed to kitchen perfection by talented.

Increase your home’s value and exemplify your quality of life with natural granite stone and lavish amenities, installed to kitchen perfection by talented.

Granite Countertop

While this highly durable material needs little upkeep, if a stubborn stain occurs on your lively granite countertops, follow our guidance to clean it.

For those who love cooking, the double oven cabinet is suitable. The two ovens are located in several cabinet, giving the kitchen a finished appearance.

For those who love cooking, the double oven cabinet is suitable. The two ovens are located in several cabinet, giving the kitchen a finished appearance.

The Oven

Kitchen cabinets with a double oven that are eligible. To disinfect a filthy oven, you don't need harsh chemicals. Baking soda and vinegar, two popular pantry products, will take on even the hardest baked-on food.

These homemade cleaning products will help you get rid of your burned kitchen pots and pans.

These homemade cleaning products will help you get rid of your burned kitchen pots and pans.

Scorched Pans and Pots

With our homemade cleaning solutions, you can easily scrape burnt-on food.
When your pans are clean, you can find yourself cooking more!

And the dishwasher has to be cleaned once in a while. To sanitize this hardworking gadget, try our super easy hack.

And the dishwasher has to be cleaned once in a while. To sanitize this hardworking gadget, try our super easy hack.

Dishwasher

When you buy a dishwasher, you'll waste less time thinking about the laundry pile and the dishes will be cleaner than when you wash them by hand. The best ones save water, electricity, and time while leaving plates clean and dry, cutlery shiny, and glassware sparkling.

This mini dessert table was built to go with my Holiday  Tablescape. It's perfect for a little dinner party and it serves little snacks so everyone can try a little bit of everything.

This mini dessert table was built to go with my Holiday Tablescape. It's perfect for a little dinner party and it serves little snacks so everyone can try a little bit of everything.

Silver and Glass Serverware

Your shiny silver and glass serveware can become tarnished over time when it is exposed to light and air. To recover the silver, mix warm water, aluminum foil, and baking soda in a chemical reaction.

If splatters, stains, and fingerprints have made your microwave look unkempt, use these tricks to disinfect it both inside and out.

If splatters, stains, and fingerprints have made your microwave look unkempt, use these tricks to disinfect it both inside and out.

Microwave Cleaning

If you've been putting off buying a microwave because of a lack of counter space, you're in luck: the latest portable microwaves provide all of the same functionality and efficiency as traditional microwaves at a fraction of the cost.

This cookware range brings the stunning elegance and excellent value of Italian copper to your kitchen, hand hammered by master coppersmiths in the Alps.

This cookware range brings the stunning elegance and excellent value of Italian copper to your kitchen, hand hammered by master coppersmiths in the Alps.

Copperware

Copper cookware has been a staple of both grand and modest kitchens for decades, and its popularity continues to grow. Although there are different twists on copper cookware today, such as special coatings and heat-conducting cores, copper cookware has been around for a long time.

This ultra-hard surface won't get scratched by pets or children, and it can survive spilled food stains. Water resistance, however, necessitates careful sealing.

This ultra-hard surface won't get scratched by pets or children, and it can survive spilled food stains. Water resistance, however, necessitates careful sealing.

Tile Kitchen Floor

For kitchens, tile floors are a natural option. Tile is tough, long-lasting, water-resistant, and stain-resistant. Tile can survive a lot of wear and tear, as well as water and spills, and it doesn't absorb odors or bacteria.

 Pet hair eraser lithium Ion cordless hand vacuum. The vacuum cleaner with roller brush corded handheld, White.

Pet hair eraser lithium Ion cordless hand vacuum. The vacuum cleaner with roller brush corded handheld, White.

Vacuum Filter Furniture

Cleaning your cleaning supplies may not be on your mind, but keeping your vacuum cleaners clean is crucial to keeping the unit working smoothly. Determine the best approach for your filter form.

Per week, the average American family does 8–10 loads of laundry. Families in the United States wash an average of 300 loads of laundry each year.

Per week, the average American family does 8–10 loads of laundry. Families in the United States wash an average of 300 loads of laundry each year.

Washing Machine

Washing your laundry does not qualify as the washing machine cleaning. Through running an empty load of hot water and vinegar every now and then, you will get rid of soap residue and mineral deposits.

Wear thicker or an additional pair of socks. Thick socks will add extra bulk to your feet and provide a tighter fit inside your shoe. This option works well for boots and walking shoes, too.

Wear thicker or an additional pair of socks. Thick socks will add extra bulk to your feet and provide a tighter fit inside your shoe. This option works well for boots and walking shoes, too.

Leather Shoes and Boots

Don't give up on those leather scuffed or scratched leather shoes and boots. These tips will help you clean and condition your well-worn boots and shoes.

How to clean a mattress will improve your sleep quality. There's more to it than just vacuuming it every now and then. To sleep soundly at night, take these precautions to get rid of stains, dust mites, mold, and other allergens.

How to clean a mattress will improve your sleep quality. There's more to it than just vacuuming it every now and then. To sleep soundly at night, take these precautions to get rid of stains, dust mites, mold, and other allergens.

Mattresses

This spends about of our lives in bed, so it's no joke that dead skin cells, sweat, and allergens accumulate with time on our mattresses. Vacuum the whole surface of your mattress twice a year, treat marks with spot therapies, and deodorize with baking soda.

Hit refresh on your bedspread with these four pillows and the long lumbar pillow.

Hit refresh on your bedspread with these four pillows and the long lumbar pillow.

Bed Pillows

Pillows can collect dead skin cells, dust mites, and soil — gross. Many pillows may be washed in the laundry machine for a thorough cleaning. Just be sure to read the pillow's treatment label for any special guidance.

A humidifier is a device that increases the volume of water vapor in the air in a living room indoors.

A humidifier is a device that increases the volume of water vapor in the air in a living room indoors.

Measuring Humidity Levels

Humidifiers for the home will help people feel more at ease with their surroundings.
Humidifiers may assist in the relief of dry skin, cold-related symptoms, and even respiratory problems like asthma. Here's how to tell whether adding humidity to your home will be helpful, as well as some options for doing so.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2021 Linda Chechar

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Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on April 06, 2021:

Cleaning house is not a problem if you do it on most days. You make good points and I like the way you can do it.

Linda Chechar (author) from Arizona on April 03, 2021:

Peggy Woods, you can clean the spring and the fall! You are right, it is a lot work cleaning in the house!

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on April 03, 2021:

When we lived up north, my parents and grandparents did a thorough spring and fall cleaning. It was a lot of work, but the results were great. My husband and I tackle cleaning on an ongoing process. It is a never-ending job!

Linda Chechar (author) from Arizona on April 03, 2021:

Brenda Arledge, these are Spring cleaning. It takes along time! The pillows are in the washing machine and it get in the dryer!

Linda Chechar (author) from Arizona on April 03, 2021:

Rava Rajan, it is cleanest. That cleans everywhere around the house!

Linda Chechar (author) from Arizona on April 03, 2021:

Pamela Oglesby, these are great cleaning. It helps clean everything in the house!

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on April 03, 2021:

You had so many very good suggestions for house cleaning. I think many of these would be good for our house, but I sure would like someone else to do all the work. LOL Thank you, Linda.

Ravi Rajan from Mumbai on April 03, 2021:

Whew !! that is quite a lot Linda but you give a very exhaustive and useful list of items that must be cleaned at regular intervals. Thanks for this useful information.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on April 02, 2021:

A great article.

I must say though...it made me tired just thinking about all that work.

It's time consuming, but it does make a house look great.

I guess that's why they call it Spring cleaning...the one time you really tackle this stuff.

I do however wash my pillows.

Have a great weekend.

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