50 Things to Deep Clean in Your House

Make your home feel instantly lighter and brighter by deep cleaning these top 50 spots that make the house feel dirtier than it is.

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March 27, 2019
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Couch

This chore won't take you more than 10 minutes. Just check out our guide for cleaning every kind of couch fabric before starting.

Get the How-To: How to Clean a Couch

Glass Stovetop

Using natural ingredients, you can scrub away grime to make your stovetop look brand new.

Get the How-To: How to Clean a Glass-Top Stove With All-Natural Ingredients

Scorched Pots and Pans

Quickly remove burnt-on food with our natural cleaning solutions. You might actually cook more when your pans are clean!

Get the How-To: 7+ Ways to Clean a Scorched Pan

Hardwood Floors

Make hardwoods shine with an all-natural cleaner that won't harm kids or pets.

Get the How-To: How to Clean Hardwood Floors

Dishwasher

Yep, even the dishwasher needs a good cleaning. Try our super simple hack for removing build-up in the dishwasher.

Get the How-To: The Easiest Way to Clean a Dishwasher

Car Seats

Bet you didn't think about this one! Make leather car seats look good as new with our natural cleaning methods.

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Walls

Ok, so this one is time-consuming but easy. Make this the only chore you do today and enjoy freshly cleaned walls.

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Rusty Tools

Get outdoor tools ready for spring gardening by giving them a quick scrub down.

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Leather Shoes and Boots

Treat your trusty leather shoes with care to ensure that they last a lifetime.

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Laminate Floors

If you don't have hardwood floors, give your laminate floors some attention with our best tips for protecting and cleaning them.

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Wood Cabinets

Wipe off splatters and stains from frequently-used kitchen cabinets with a soft cloth or sponge and a natural vinegar solution.

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Leather Jacket

Don't fret if spilled wine or coffee on your favorite leather jacket. We have four natural ways to clean it without tossing it in the washing machine.

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Tile Floors

If you want to get into the nitty-gritty, scrubbing tile floor grout will make a huge impact on a room's appearance.

Get the How-To: How to Clean Ceramic Tile Floors

Wood Furniture

While wood furniture is super sturdy and patinas well, it still needs maintenance. A little polishing goes a long way in improving the look of these classic pieces.

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Leather Purse

It goes with you everywhere, coming in contact with bathroom floors, car floors and gym locker rooms. Use our natural cleaning methods to refurbish a well-loved leather purse.

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Granite Countertops

This extremely durable material doesn't require much maintenance, but if there's a tough stain on your beautiful granite countertops, follow our steps to remove it naturally.

Get the How-To: How to Clean Granite Countertops

Shower Doors

Stubborn soap scum sticks to shower doors like glue. Follow our directions for removing it without hassle.

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Brass Hardware & Accessories

Brass is super trendy right now but also delicate to maintain. Give brass or brass-plated hardware, accessories and other decorative items a good wipe-down.

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Bathroom

Your bathroom works hard, but, when it comes to cleaning, you don't have to. Follow our quick-and-dirty guide to cleaning this well-used room in an easy, efficient manner.

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White Leather

Beautiful, supple and elegant - white leather is a classic choice for furniture and accessories, but it intimidates those who think it's too precious. Worry no more because we have plenty of homemade remedies for fixing scuffs and stains.

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Grout

Baking soda paired with warm water and bleach will knock out stubborn grout stains on tile floors and walls. If you need a heavy-duty cleaning, amp up the bleach but wear gloves to protect that manicure.

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Vinyl Floors

Our natural vinyl floor cleaner quickly takes care of scuffs and stains on high-traffic areas.

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Copper Accessories

Treat green-tinted and tarnished copper with our DIY cleaning solutions. Everything you need to make copper shine again is in your pantry!

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Concrete Floors

This material is certainly tough but will need scrubbing every now and then. Consult our guide for cleaning indoor and outdoor concrete floors.

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Leather Furniture

Leather is super durable, but it's still prone to scratches, scuffs and stains. Read our tips for protecting and treating this lovely material.

Get the How-To: Tips for Cleaning + Protecting Leather

Rugs

Keep these beautiful statement-makers from looking tired and worn with our three-step cleaning routine.

Get the How-To: How to Clean a Rug

Leather Upholstery

From shoes and bags to ottomans and couches, leather is a popular material for both its looks and sturdiness. Here's how to clean any upholstered leather surface.

Walls & Wallpaper

Fingerprints, scuff marks and other mysterious marks make walls (and your home as a whole) look dingy. Cleaning walls and wallpaper is no small feat, but the work will be well worth it.

Get the How-To: How to Remove Stains From Walls and Wallpaper

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Pet Stains

Carpet and pets don't always play nice together. See our tips for cleaning common pet messes out of your carpet.

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Cement Patio

If winter did a number on your cement patio, follow our instructions for getting it in shape for warm-weather enjoyment.

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Air Conditioning Unit

Bet you forgot that these important home components need cleaning too! Take half a day to service your air conditioning unit and enjoy higher efficiency cooling in the summer months.

Get the How-To: 10 Easy Steps to Keep Your Air-Conditioning Unit Running Smoothly

Brick Surfaces

Whether you have a beautiful, exposed brick wall inside or a charming walkway outside, our tips for cleaning this hardy material will make it look good as new.

Get the How-To: How to Clean Brick (Indoor or Outdoor)

Aluminum Surfaces

Remove residue, discoloration and grime from heavily-used aluminum surfaces, like stools, cooking utensils and outdoor furniture.

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Washing Machine

No, washing your clothes doesn't count as cleaning the machine. Follow our easy guide to clearing gunk and build-up out of your washing machine.

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From: Elizabeth Demos

Popcorn Ceiling

What makes popcorn ceilings look worse? Cobwebs. Help this outdated ceiling style look as good as possible by keeping it clean.

Get the How-To: How to Clean a Popcorn Ceiling

Marble Countertops

While marble is undoubtedly gorgeous, it's notoriously difficult to clean. Use our no-fail guide to safely clean this beautiful stone.

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Coffee Maker

If your morning cup of joe tastes a little... off, your dingy coffee maker could be to blame. Follow our guide to cleaning it.

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Wicker Furniture

Give tired, dirty wicker furniture a fresh new look with paint or a deep clean. Follow our instructions to do it right.

Get the How-To: How to Clean and Paint a Wicker Chair

Grill

Get your grill ready for spring with this seven-step deep clean process.

Get the How-To: How to Clean a Barbeque Grill in 15 Minutes

Laminate Countertops

Laminate is nearly indestructible, so it's understandable if you forget to clean it. Luckily, cleaning laminate is super easy with our guide to removing stains and wiping up spills.

Get the How-To: How to Clean Laminate Countertops

Stone Fireplace

Turns out, this beautiful statement piece needs attention every now and then. It's not the easiest task, but our guide walks you through every step.

Get the How-To: How to Clean a Stone Fireplace

Basboards

You knew this one was coming. It's pretty amazing how a quick sweep of dusty baseboards makes a room immediately feel cleaner.

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Common Household Fabrics

Whether your elegant, antique linen is stained or a luxurious piece of silk clothing needs laundering, follow our handy guide for treating (almost) every type of fabric.

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Vacuum Filter

This might be one of the most important tasks you do since old, dirty vacuum filters severely inhibit the performance of your most-valued cleaning machine.

Get the How-To: How to Clean Your Vacuum Filters

Humidifier

Left untouched, these moisture machines breed mold and bacteria. Make sure you aren't sending germs back into the air by giving your humidifier a deep clean.

Get the How-To: How to Clean a Humidifier

Brick Fireplace

Painted or not, brick fireplaces will definitely need a good cleaning after frequent use in the winter. Watch our tutorial to do it yourself.

Get the How-To: Cleaning Brick Fireplaces

From: Eric Aust

Concrete & Brick Hardscapes

Pressure washers quickly remove tough grime from exterior brick and concrete surfaces. Just follow our expert tips to get the job done right.

Get the How-To: How to Clean Brick and Concrete With a Pressure Washer

Tile, Vinyl or Hardwood Floor

Various floor surfaces require different treatments; it's not one-size-fits-all when it comes to cleaning floors. Follow our guide to cleaning them the right way.

Get the How-To: Tips for Cleaning Tile, Wood and Vinyl Floors

Screen Windows & Doors

Plan to spend at least half a day sweeping cobwebs and scrubbing grime off of screens. We promise the result will be worth the work!

Get the How-To: How to Clean Door and Window Screens

Paint Brushes

From crafting to touch-ups, cleaning your brushes properly will help them last much longer. Use our guide to make the process go smoothly.

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