Top Hacks for Cleaning Hard To Reach Places

May 22, 2019

When was the last time you cleaned out your fridge? If it’s been too long, rest assured you’re not alone. Cleaning is a big part of human life, but many of us don’t find it very fun. For families managing work and home life, it can be even harder to make cleaning a priority and find regular space for it inside our busy schedules.

But there’s hope! If you are determined to make cleaning a regular habit, this article will help get the ball rolling. With determination and plus the right hacks, you will be on the path towards a cleaning routine — one that gets the job done, and doesn’t feel like work!

We’ve compiled insider house cleaning hacks we’ve learned from housekeepers, that will give you a brand-new toolbox to help make your home sparkle from the inside-out.

Unconventional Cleaning Tools

Have you ever thought about what unconventional tools or items you have around your home already that could be used to clean places you haven’t yet been able to get to?

  • Lint Rollers. These items are conventionally used to brush the lint from your clothing. However, you can also use them to grab dust behind your desk, on the panels of your floors, and above cabinets. What’s great about this tool is that it will latch onto the dust quickly due to its sticky paper, and won’t fly around in the air or back onto the floor (no need to redust!).

  • Old Toothbrush. Don’t throw it away! Toothbrushes are one of the best ways to scrub small crevices. It can be used with a cleaning solution to get in between floor tile grout, bathroom corners, and on top of hard to reach places. Overall, it’s a great, convenient tool to reach those small places.

Best Ways To Clean Tough Spots

Lather, Scrub, and Rinse

Many people assume that you only need to lather and rinse crevices to get out the dirt. Over time, however, germs and bacteria can become deeply embedded into surfaces like your bathroom grout, mudroom tiles, and even kitchen sink.

Scrubbing might be hard work, but if you put some elbow grease into it you will quickly realize that it makes a huge difference! If you don’t scrub the first time you clean your new home, you may find yourself dealing with stubborn build-up on a regular basis. If you lather, scrub, and rinse those areas each time, it will allow the cleaning to be faster and easier every time.

Remember: The most important step is scrubbing! Old rags or sponges can work very well for this step.

Regular Cleanings

If you are looking to minimize the amount of scrubbing you need to do, consider weekly instead of biweekly or monthly cleanings. Many people wait to clean all at once, or feel they don’t have the time to tackle cleaning on a regular schedule.

However, if you take 5-10 minutes each day to clean tough spots, it will save you time from major scrubbing that takes double the time to do.

Remember: If you don’t have the time to do a full clean, tackling one task at a time will help prevent stubborn build up and annoying scrubbing.


These tips will surely get rid of those pesky dust mites in the corners and dirt in the tiniest of crevices. If all else fails, hiring a housekeeper is your best bet, especially if you want to save time.