Spring cleaning season is here, which means it’s time to break out the trash bags and sponges and start deep cleaning your home. While there’s a good chance you’ll take care of the most important things, like sweeping the floor or cleaning out the refrigerator, there are other small things that you might forget. Here are some of the top places that homeowners forget to clean.

The Tops of Cabinets are Often Missed During Spring Cleaning

There’s a good chance that you never see the tops of your cabinets, but that doesn’t mean that dust and dirt can’t settle there. When spring cleaning, use a ladder or step stool and clean off the top of each cabinet in your home. Start by using a microfiber cloth to get rid of dust. Next, use warm water and soap to clean off the surface. If there is a great deal of dust present, use a portable vacuum to remove dust.

Inside the Pantry

Some people organize their pantry throughout the year, but most only deep clean it when it’s time for spring cleaning. When you go through your pantry, remove everything to check expiration dates and make sure that no spoiled items are taking up space. Next, wipe down the pantry itself and all shelves and drawers. Vacuum up any crumbs to prevent pest activity.

Garbage Cans Need Spring Cleaning

Many people never clean their garbage cans, but doing so as part of your spring cleaning routine is a great idea. These cans have had heavy use over the year, and leaks and drips from bags of trash can lead to foul odors. Use an antibacterial cleaner on the inside and outside of your cans and leave them out to dry before placing trash back inside them. Do the same for the trashcans that are inside your home.

Medicine Cabinets and Medication Storage

Remove expired medication and prescriptions that you are no longer taking. Many people have medicine cabinets containing potentially dangerous prescriptions that should be disposed of regularly. As you complete spring cleaning, check the expiration date on all medications and gather anything that needs to be removed from the home. Never flush medicines down the toilet.

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