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10 Tricks to Clean Hard-to-Reach Spots

 I don't know about you, but I can't stand not being able to clean hard-to-reach places in my home properly. Luckily for me, there are numerous little tricks that I've learned over the years to make sure that even the least obvious places are as clean as can be. Take a look at how those places that you thought were impossible to clean can actually be taken care of with a little ingenuity:
 
1. Keyboard cracks 
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Get rid of crumbs from the cracks of your keyboard by turning it upside down and tapping it vigorously. When you’ve done that, run the sticky part of a post-it note between the rows of keys to pick up any remaining debris.

2. Window Tracks
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Try putting a toilet paper tube over the end of your vacuum’s crevice tool and squish it to the size you need to clean any nook or cranny that’s hard to reach. This will give the tool some much-added flexibility for those tight corners.

3. Car Vents
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It’s horrible when you get covered in dust from your car’s air vents as soon as you switch them on. A sponge paintbrush is perfect for dusting air vents, so break out your craft supplies set and try it!

4. Narrow Blinds
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This one is rather clever. To clean dusty window blinds, grab a pair of tongs and wrap each end in a microfiber cloth. Secure the cloths with rubber bands, then close the tongs over each strand of the window blind and pull them across to clean without dirtying your hands.

5. Dishwasher filter and screen
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Old toothbrushes can be very handy for cleaning tight nooks and crannies, not least a dishwasher’s filter and screen. Use soap, water and the bristly end of the toothbrush to scrub any build-up off removable filters and screens.

6. Air Vents
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Air vents can be taken care of by using a vacuum to remove any loose dust on them. Next, take a butter knife and cover it in a microfiber cloth. Run the covered knife through each slat in the air vents to remove the remaining dust particles.

 
7. Car Details
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Do you happen to be a gearhead that just hates seeing gunk stuck in hard-to-reach gaps in your car’s interior? Don’t fret – just pick up a Q-tip and rub the problem area until the gunk is no longer visible.

8. Mattress Quilting and Trim 
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Your vacuum cleaner comes with an upholstery attachment for a reason, so make sure you use it. Seeing as you spend one-third of your entire life on your mattress, you should use the attachment to suck dust and folds out of its crevices.

9. Shower Tracks
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Shower tracks can become pretty gross if they’re not taken care of, but let’s face it – no-one enjoys getting on their hands and knees and scrubbing them. Instead, try soaking a paper towel in vinegar and letting it sit on the tracks for half an hour. Use a small brush to scrub the time away after the time has elapsed.

10. Faucet Crevices
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An old toothbrush is perfect for getting rid of bacteria and mildew that builds up in the nooks and crannies around your bathroom faucets. The bristles, combined with soap and water, work a treat.

 

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