After pulling out all of the hair, soak them in warm water with some shampoo. Full directions here.
3. The toothbrush’s holder
Have you taken a close look at it lately? All it needs is a good scrubbing, and maybe a soak in mouthwash.
4. Vacuum filters
Get those allergens out with a little help from the diswasher. Read here first.
6. Telephones (+ cell phones)
Don’t spray a cleaner directly onto the phone, and use rubbing alcohol for the mouth- and earpieces. More details here.
7. Shower curtains
Think you can just wipe down that shower curtain with vinegar? Think again. (Hint: you can put it right in your washing machine.)
8. TV remotes and game controllers
Microfiber cloths and toothbrushes work wonders. Remove the batteries first, and don’t spray anything directly onto the remote.
9. Your car’s steering wheel and buttons
If it’s leather, use a leather cleaner. If it’s plastic, you can wipe down with a disinfecting wipe. Make sure to get everything your hands touch — including the gearshift.
11. Also bathtub drains
Get ready for gross pictures. You’ll need needle-nose pliers.
12. Faucet aerators
Those are the tiny screens that help you use less water. Learn how to clean it here.
13. Reusable grocery bags
They’re machine washable, but here’s a recipe for disinfectant to use between washes.
Especially after muddy days. Learn how to clean your coir doormat here.
15. Duvets and pillows
I always sleep better when my bedding smells like dryer sheets — and that smell lasts longer if you’re not just cleaning your pillowcase and duvet cover. Here’s how to wash your duvet, and here’s how to wash pillows.
16. Bathroom exhaust fan
A burst of canned air will do the trick.
17. AC/heating vents
Get all of that dust out with a knife and a washcloth.
18. Door locks
You might already clean your knobs, but what about the deadbolt?
19. BBQ grill
If you’re lucky enough to have one. Ammonia will help you out.
Yes, those get dusty too, and breed bugs. Mostly, you can just spray them down with water, or brush those fuzzy leaves with a toothbrush. Read full instructions here.
21. Credit cards
Use an eraser to clean the magnetic strip. From here.
24. Earbuds and headphones
Because you don’t want to get an ear infection. Directions here.
25. Yoga mats
Remember how much time it spends on the floor? Here’s a recipe for a disinfectant spray.
Clean off that dust! Apparently, expensive shades hold up better than cheap ones.
28. Ice cube trays
Most you can just dump in the dishwasher, but if you use silicone trays you may have a problem with calcium sulfate buildup. A vinegar and water soak should help you out.
29. Dish racks
Look out for mildew, then kill it with a bleach dilution.
You do iron your clothes, right? Make your iron shiny and new again with baking soda.
31. High chair straps
If you have a baby, you probably wipe down the plastic part regularly…but what about the straps?