Spring Cleaning: Top 10 Things You'll Forget

Spring Cleaning: Top 10 Things You'll Forget

As I start to think about spring cleaning, I asked other BlogHer staffers what people always forget to clean but really, really need attention. As in, ew. Brace yourselves.

Refrigerator Coils

There are some things that will require a vacuum or a very strong stomach. This is one of them.

refrigerator coils

Credit Image: sarnil on Flickr

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Doormat

Let it live to be wiped on another day.

doormat

Credit Image: sjsharktank on Flickr

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Cell Phone & Earbuds

A damp cloth is all you need!

earbud

Credit Image: suthernsir on Flickr

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Jewelry

Especially the jewelry you wear on your hands!

silver ring

Credit Image: Dyanna Hyde on Flickr

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Ceiling Fans, Regular Fans and Overhead Vents

Especially if you have allergies, make sure you're getting the dust off your fan blades and vents. They're easy to overlook and they are totally blowing air on you.

Dusty Fan

Credit Image: AdrianDC on Flickr

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Makeup Brushes

Give them a wash before you smear them all over your face, right?

makeup brushes

Credit Image: Feathered Tar on Flickr

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Credit Cards

Don't think about where it's been.

credit card

Credit Image: dno1967b on Flickr

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Cleaning Brushes & Sponges

Soaking them in bleach every once in a while probably isn't a bad idea. Some you could probably even run through the dishwasher.

scrub brush

Credit Image: creaid on Flickr

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Spices, Salt & Pepper Shakers

salt and pepper shakers

Credit Image: hold it, i'm focusing on Flickr

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Handbags

Go ahead. Pretend you never put your handbag on the floor.

handbag hook

Credit Image: Caitlinater on Flickr

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Pillows

Where her butt meets your face.

cat on pillow

Credit Image: The hills are alive (Taking time off ... ) on Flickr

What did we forget?

Rita Arens is the author of the young adult novel The Obvious Game & the senior editor of BlogHer. Find more at www.surrenderdorothyblog.com.

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