Things in the apartment everyone forgets to clean: 30 most common examples

Julia PeschanskayaLife
Cleaning the house

Keeping your home clean is one of the most important factors that affects the coziness and pleasant atmosphere. But owners do not always pay attention to places and objects that also need regular cleaning.

OBOZ.UA has compiled a list of such things. Even small things can create a feeling of chaos and disorder in the house.

Light switches

Every day we turn on the light by touching the switches. This way we spread dirt and germs, so you need to wipe them when cleaning.

Door handles

We also touch door handles every day, but rarely wipe them down. It won't take you much time and effort: just soak a cloth in soapy water and clean them.

Trash cans

This item needs to be given special attention when cleaning because it is an ideal environment for the growth of bacteria and the formation of an unpleasant odor.

Indoor flowers

The leaves of indoor plants should be wiped with a clean, damp cloth once a week. Dust and dirt settle on the surface and this negatively affects their growth and development.

Skirting boards

Dirt and dust accumulate on baseboards. People do not always notice it. Wipe these places regularly to create a cozy and "fresh" atmosphere in the house.

Reusable shopping bags

These bags get dirty quickly, so you should wash them regularly to avoid stubborn stains and unpleasant odors.

Picture frames

Picture frames also get a lot of dirt and dust, so don't forget to wipe them with a wet cloth.


If your walls have a special coating that can be wiped down without damaging the material, then be sure to do so. It's enough to clean everything with a dry cloth, but if there are stains, you can remove them by lightly moistening a sponge or napkin.


Candles are one of the most popular decorative elements, but do not forget that they accumulate dust.


In addition to handles, you need to pay special attention to doors. They can get stains and dirt, but a quick wipe with a damp cloth will help clean the surface.

Remote control

Remote controls for various household appliances are a breeding ground for bacteria due to frequent contact with human skin. Therefore, do not forget to wipe them during each cleaning.


Decorative cushions on your sofa or chair collect a lot of dust, so you should wash them regularly to avoid stubborn stains.


Be sure to wipe lamps and chandeliers with a damp cloth because dust falls on other surfaces and you won't even notice how dirt appears, for example, on your plates.

Pet bowls

Wash your pets' food and water bowls regularly. This will help to create a clean environment for the animals and they will not spread particles of garbage and food around the apartment.


If you often use a fan, don't forget to wipe it down because during operation, dust spreads around the room.

Soap dispensers

Since we use this item only when our hands are dirty, it is likely to contain many germs.

Leather furniture

The owners spend a lot of time on the sofa or a comfortable chair, and this contributes to the formation of stains and dirt on the surface. It is enough to wipe the furniture with a damp cloth or a special product.

Vacuum cleaner

Regular cleaning of your vacuum cleaner is the key to quality cleaning and good condition of the device.

Household appliances

The oven, toaster, washing machine, and other household appliances need regular cleaning from dust and dirt.


Food can create an unpleasant odor in the refrigerator, so remember to wipe it down in time to avoid the growth of bacteria and germs.

Kitchen cabinets

The cabinets where we store cereals, spices, and other foods can become home to pests. Regular cleaning will help prevent this.


Small crumbs or food particles often remain on chairs after breakfast, lunch, or dinner.


The appliances that are used to wash our dishes are usually forgotten. Buy special tablets and dishwasher detergents.

Coffee maker

Wipe the outside and remember to buy special products to avoid limescale and dirt inside.


Tiles in the bathroom and kitchen require special attention. Wipe the surface regularly to get rid of dirt and stains.

Dirty laundry baskets

Don't neglect to keep your laundry basket clean. Bacteria and other microorganisms can grow there.

Washing machine

The washing machine needs to be wiped not only from the outside. You should also use special products to clean the inside.

Shower cabin

If you don't want fungus to form in the bathroom, clean the shower in time.

Bathroom curtains

Don't forget to wash the curtains regularly to avoid unpleasant odors and fungus.

Bathroom rugs

You may also forget to clean your bathroom rug. It is enough to throw it in the washing machine or clean it manually.

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