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Don’t forget to clean the dust and grime out of your appliances and electronics

Your remote can accumulate dust and dirt over time, so be sure to clean it out every so often.

One of the main purposes of spring cleaning is to target the spots that may have been overlooked throughout the course of the year. While it's easy to turn your focus to huge projects like rearranging the garage or purging items from your closet, it's important not to forget about the smaller cracks and crevices where dirt and allergens can build up over time. With this in mind, it's a good idea to set aside some time to clean your electronics and appliances. Not only will this make them look nicer, but a good cleaning will actually make your electronics perform better and extend their lifetime. 

"You really do take them for granted," Andy Vigna, owner of Stoneback Appliance, told Kansas news source LJWorld.com. "You use them every day, and as long as they work, you don't really think anything of it."

Here are some items to pay special attention to, and tips for cleaning them: 

Dishwasher – Simply pour some vinegar into a cup and stand it upright on the top rack, then run your machine as you would if it were full. This task is easy as can be because your dishwasher essentially cleans itself, allowing you to tackle other chores in the meantime.

Dryer – When this appliance becomes clogged with lint, it can decrease efficiency and even cause a fire. To avoid this, clean the hose that connects the dryer to the wall.

Remote – To eliminate the gunk that accumulates around the buttons, use an old toothbrush to scrub this device. Then, use a screen cleaning fluid and a soft cloth to wipe it down. 

If you suffer from asthma or allergies, there are additional actions you can take to rid your home of irritants. You may want to consider investing in a whole house air purifier, which can remove allergens directly from the air. Also, before you start dusting and scrubbing, check out Allergy Be Gone's cleaning products.

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