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31 Ways To Seriously Deep Clean Your Home

Your home isn't truly clean until all the unexpected places are spotless and sanitized.

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1. Get stains out of your microfiber couch with rubbing alcohol.

551 East uses isopropyl alcohol, a white sponge, some elbow grease, and a white bristle brush to make her couch look like new. Just make sure, like she says, to get white tools so that the color dyes don't transfer to your fabric.

2. Steam clean mystery stains out of your carpets using an iron.

You don't need to rent a giant hulking carpet cleaner, unless you plan on doing the entire house. You just need your iron, according to Homemaker Chic.

3. If that doesn't work, use vinegar and baking soda to get oil-based stains out of carpet.

Lizzy Writes shares her technique, which uses baking soda or cornstarch, vinegar, clear dish soap, and some cold water.

7. Spend some quality time cleaning out your kitchen sink with baking soda, vinegar, rock salt, ice cubes, and lemons.

Today says that kitchen sinks are dirtier than most bathrooms (most). Apartment Therapy has a step-by-step process to completely sanitize and beautify your stainless steel sink.

9. Fight oily dust with...more oil.

One Good Thing By Jillee demonstrates how a little vegetable or mineral oil will help wipe up that sticky dust that finds its way into your kitchen. Once you get it off, though, you might want to use a little dish soap and a cleaning sponge to clean up your, um, cleaning oil.

*Note: I actually tried this while writing this post. Worked so well.

10. Scrub out your greasy oven with baking soda, dishwashing liquid, and vinegar.

Have you noticed how gross your oven is lately? If you don't have a self-cleaning function (or just hate the smell it makes), you can clean it out yourself with these instructions from Cleverly Inspired.

17. Baking soda and hydrogen peroxide will clean off that glass cooktop.

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The Daily Mom has both a video and a post showing you how to get that cooked on gunk off of your pretty cooktop.

18. Because your friend decided to microwave spaghetti without a cover.

Get it out with a bowl of 1 cup of water and 1 tablespoon of vinegar. Microwave for five minutes, then wipe down with a paper towel or sponge. Tip from Practically Functional.

20. Freshen and deodorize your mattress with baking soda.

Assuming you don't have any stains in it, using some baking soda and lavender essential oil will freshen it right up, says Make it Do.

22. Don't forget to wash those dead skin cells out of your pillows.

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Clean My Space shows you how and when to wash your pillows in the washing machine, depending on what kind of pillows you own.

25. Use a cream cleanser like ROG1 followed by ROG3 to get the gross stuff out of your tub and shower.

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Retro Rennovation found two different cleaners that work without multiple applications.

30. Get the lint out of your dryer exhaust tube with a vacuum cleaner and prevent potential fire hazards.