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10 Things You Often Forget to Clean in The Laundry Room 2022

It is quite common that people come into the laundry room to wash their clothes, sheets, beddings, etc… However, they often forget to clean the laundry room itself and the cleaning items inside the room.  Do you remember to clean the washing machine? The dryer? How about the walls and the corners behind the washing […]

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Published 08 Dec 2022
10 things you often forget to clean in your laundry room
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It is quite common that people come into the laundry room to wash their clothes, sheets, beddings, etc… However, they often forget to clean the laundry room itself and the cleaning items inside the room. 

Do you remember to clean the washing machine? The dryer? How about the walls and the corners behind the washing machines? Does this surprise you how much you have looked over while cleaning the laundry room? 

To have fresh clean laundry, you have to keep the washing machine and the dryer clean also, don’t you? And you absolutely don’t want the atmosphere to be full of bacteria or stink from unseen residues.

Check out the below list of 10 things you often forget to clean in your laundry room (yes, there are up to 10 things), so next time you could keep the area squeaky clean.

The washing machine

Most people forget or don’t even know that they should clean the washing machine. They just assume the machine washes your clothes and keeps them clean, so it has an inbuilt system to keep itself clean. No, it doesn’t. 

Just like any other thing, your washing machine builds up residues and dirt over time, even more, because it contracts fiber waste, dust, etc from your dirty clothes, inside the drum where the washing actually happens. This means, if not cleaned properly, the dust and dirt from inside the drum will transfer to your clothes in your next wash and you will have dirty laundry.

Keeping your washing machine clean is not only about keeping the laundry clean, but it is about prolonging the lifespan of the machine as well. You don’t need to clean it after every washing batch, but keep the schedule regularly, maybe once or twice a month. Most washing machines nowadays have a self-cleaning option, which is convenient as you just have to push the button. However, it is not quite reliable. You can check out this article on how to deep clean the interior of your washing machine here.

Don't forget to wash the washing machine
Don’t forget to wash the washing machine (Source: Internet)

The dryer

You might ask why you need to clean the dryer, only clean clothes go into the machine, how can it be dirty? Actually yes. There are fluffs, and built-up cloth from clean clothes that stuff the lint trap, the drum, and the vent. You must make sure these parts are always clear because keeping a dryer unclean can lead to an explosion or fire. 

It is not difficult to clean the dryer either so don’t worry. We have an article on how to clean the dryer from the inside out, step by step provided.

Or to be honest, you just need to hire a cleaning agent if you are not familiar with this. 

Clean your dryer
Clean your dryer (Source: Internet)

The dryer vent

The dryer vent is a hose attached to the back of your dryer, and it leads outside. It is not particularly tricky to clean the dryer vent but you would need some more suppliers as well as legibility as you have to put your hands inside the hose to clean and even climb on the rooftop (where its outer part is often lead).

Refer to the article above on how to clean the dryer vent, it is included in the interior cleaning of a dryer.

Remember to clean the dryer vent
Remember to clean the dryer vent (Source: Internet)

The lint trap

The lint trap is a part of the dryer that filters out the air during a drying circle. You need to clean it after every batch for residual lint and softener, so as to prevent the dryer from catching fire and increasing its life span.

Cleaning the lint trap is nothing difficult, you mostly need your hand, a brush, and some cleaning solution like a soap mix, or mild vinegar solution (be careful when using the latter as it might erode your machine). 

Still not sure where the lint trap is or how to clean it, don’t worry, we offer a comprehensive guide on how to do it properly.

Clean the lint trap while cleaning your dryer also
Clean the lint trap while cleaning your dryer also (Source: Internet)

Wall hangings

Have you ever come into a clean room with dusty, dirty wall hangings? Ugh, not a good sight, isn’t it? These small items are not difficult to give a thorough clean, but people mostly forget about them.

Grab a brush or a cloth and clean those offs. It is nothing complicated. The benefits? Dust from the paintings or pictures will not be around, affecting your clean fresh laundry or even your runny nose. Furthermore, it is for the hygiene and the aesthetics of the whole area.

Dust those wall hangings
Dust those wall hangings (Source: Internet)

The top of the door

Oddly enough isn’t it? But you do forget to clean the top of your door sometimes (or most of the time), right? I bet you have left it untouched for long enough to have dirt accumulated there.

Don’t worry, this part is simple to clean and you don’t have to sweat over it very often. Grab a used dryer sheet to dust off the top of your door. You can use this tip for cleaning the sides of the door and the baseboards as well.

Remember also to wipe the door knob or handle. Though invisible, that should be the dirtiest part as you touch it very often and run the risk of leaving malevolent bacteria or viruses there. Just wipe it with a damp towel, with a little soap, or with some alcohol for extra disinfection.

Don't overlook the top of the door
Don’t overlook the top of the door (Source: Internet)

All your laundry products

Most people will have a rack full of laundry products. They probably sit for ages, not getting any proper cleaning. But products leaked from each time you use it will stick to the bottles and the rack and it is super uncomfortable as well as unhygienic every time you touch it. 

Cleaning these things is easier than the machines we have mentioned so far. There are just plenty of small items that would probably ask you to be patient. Wipe them probably with a damp towel and cleaning spray once in a while your total sanitation would not take much.

Remember to keep the laundry products clean also
Remember to keep the laundry products clean also (Source: Internet)

The floor behind the washing machine

You have known to clean the washing machine inside out so far, but how about the floor behind it? How often do you clean this area? Or do you often neglect it because it takes some effort to remove the machine and put it back?

Though it might be a nuisance to clean the floor behind the washing machine, you should really clean it once in a while. This area is generally not very dirty. You might only need to sweep off some dust and mop it quickly.

Remember to wipe and mop the floor behind the washing machine
Remember to wipe and mop the floor behind the washing machine (Source: Internet)

The floor behind the dryer

This is the same as the floor behind the washing machine. These floors are often overlooked. This is to make sure you don’t skip the list.

Cleaning this part is nothing difficult also. Just sweep and wipe. However, be careful when you are cleaning the floor behind the dryer as you don’t want to knock its hose (attached to the back) off.

Clean the floor behind the dryer
Clean the floor behind the dryer (Source: Internet)

The walls behind the washing machine and dryer

The backs of the washing machine and the dryer are often overlooked too. They are not particularly dirty as they are hidden behind the machines, but there is absolutely dirt, dust or spider web. 

There is usually a gap between the machines and the walls so it is easy to clean this area. Just brush things off swiftly and sweep all the dirt out and you are done.

Above are the 10 things you often neglect while cleaning in the laundry room. They are not tricky to clean, just hidden areas that are mostly overlooked. You can give them a good swipe every time you deep clean the laundry room.

Just brush off the walls behind the washing machine and dryer regularly
Just brush off the walls behind the washing machine and dryer regularly (Source: Internet)

Need some tips? We’re here to help

Are you struggling to keep the laundry clean? Follow our tips above to see some incredible changes. 

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Feel free to contact us today! Our experienced cleaning experts are waiting for you!
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