Hidden Chaos: 17 Forgotten Areas Concealing Messy Secrets!

Get ready for a mission to uncover the hidden messes that are playing hide and seek in your space. We’re about to explore 17 tricky spots where chaos loves to hide, and it’s time to bring them into the spotlight!

In this blog, we’ll be your mess-busting buddies, revealing the secret mess zones you might have missed during your cleanup quests.

17. Under the Kitchen Sink

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Under the kitchen sink, a hidden kingdom of forgotten cleaning supplies and mysterious leaks awaits your attention. It’s a dark and dusty space that often gets overlooked in the realm of home cleaning. But fear not, for with a little bit of elbow grease and determination, you can transform this neglected area into a sanctuary of cleanliness and order.

16. Inside the Refrigerator

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Inside the refrigerator, a whole new world of cleaning awaits. Just like the neglected corner beneath your kitchen sink, the depths of your fridge can become a haven for forgotten spills, expired condiments, and mysterious odors. But fear not, for with the same determination and organization you brought to your cleaning supplies, you can conquer this overlooked spot too.

15. Messy Toiletries

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Our toiletries can be hard to wrangle or help them appear organized. With all the different sized and colored bottles, combined with daily use, it looks like a mess really fast. You may be greeted by an assortment of half-empty bottles, expired medications, and a jumble of random items on your counter or in your medicine cabinet. Start by taking everything out and laying it on a clean surface. This will allow you to see what you have and make informed decisions about what should stay and what should go.

14. Kitchen Junk Drawer

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Similar to the medicine cabinet, the kitchen junk drawer can become a catch-all for various odds and ends over time. From expired coupons to random screws and batteries, this small but mighty space can quickly become a cluttered mess.

13. Linen Closet

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As you open the door to your linen closet, take a moment to assess the situation. Are there old towels or bedding that have seen better days? Maybe there are random items that have somehow made their way into the closet over time. Now is the perfect opportunity to declutter and get rid of anything that no longer serves a purpose or sparks joy.

12. Bookshelves

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Bookshelves often become cluttered and chaotic over time. Dust and dirt can accumulate on the shelves, making it difficult to showcase your book collection in all its glory. But fear not, with a little cleaning and organization, you can transform your bookshelves into a space that brings joy and adds a touch of personality to your living space.

11. Laundry Room Shelves

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Laundry room shelves are often a neglected area, accumulating dust, lint, and various cleaning supplies over time. Giving them a thorough clean can not only improve the overall appearance of your laundry room but also contribute to a more efficient laundry process.

10. Garage

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Start by decluttering your garage. Sort through all the items and determine what you truly need and what can be donated or discarded. Consider investing in storage solutions such as shelving units or cabinets to keep everything off the floor and organized. This can help create more space and make it easier to find and access your belongings when needed.

9. Under the Bed

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Under the bed is often a forgotten area when it comes to cleaning, but it’s time to give it some attention. Dust bunnies and forgotten items tend to accumulate in this hidden space, so it’s important to include it in your thorough home cleaning routine. By taking the time to clean under the bed, you not only improve the overall cleanliness of your home, but you also create a healthier living environment.

Also consider that under the bed is prime storage space if it is not currently in use and you are suffering for the lack of storage space.

8. Home Office Desk Drawers

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Office drawers often fill up with random bits and bobs, especially if you are bust working and don’t have time to take the item to it’s proper home. Because there are so many small items in an office drawer having good organizers is a must.

7. Entry Drop Zone

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The entry drop zone is the first place you step into when you enter your home and the last place you stop before leaving. It’s where you kick off your shoes, hang your coat, drop your keys, place the mail down, and unload your bags. With so much activity happening in this small space, it’s no wonder it can quickly become a mess.

6. Shoe Storage Area

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Whether you opt for a stylish shoe bench with cubbies or a sleek shoe cabinet, it’s essential to incorporate a designated shoe storage area into your home. Not only will this space keep your entry drop zone clean and organized, but it will also save you precious time and frustration when searching for the right pair of shoes.

5. Bedside Tables

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Bedside tables play a significant role in our daily lives, providing a convenient spot for our nighttime essentials. Just like your entry drop zone, bedside tables can quickly become cluttered and disorganized if not properly maintained.

You’ll be surprised at the number of items that accumulate over time, from old receipts and random trinkets to half-empty water glasses and forgotten books.

4. Coat Closet

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Coat closets can be tricky because of the seasonality of swapping from summer to winter needs, and storing it all in between. From stray gloves and scarves to forgotten hats and even the occasional misplaced umbrella or sunscreen, it’s time to give this closet some much-needed attention.

3. Tool Drawer

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I think having a small drawer of tools that you can access for hanging pictures, or taping boxes is essential. While it may seem like a simple and straightforward part of your home, the tool drawer can quickly become a jumble of mismatched screwdrivers, tangled cords, and loose nails if left unattended.

Once you have narrowed down your tool selection, it’s time to organize your tools in a way that makes them easily accessible and prevents future chaos. 

2. Spices Storage

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Spice storage is an often overlooked area when it comes to thorough home cleaning, but it can make a big difference in how efficiently you can whip up your favorite dishes. Just like organizing your tools, tidying up your spices can save you time and frustration in the kitchen. So, let’s take a closer look at this essential but often forgotten corner of your pantry before we move on to hobby storage.

1. Hobby Storage

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Keeping your hobby supplies organized can make a world of difference in how enjoyable and productive your creative pursuits can be. Whether your hobbies involve painting, knitting, or model-building, having a designated storage space for your materials will not only help keep them in good condition but also make it easier for you to find what you need when inspiration strikes. No more buying another glue gun just because you can’t find the first.

In conclusion, taking the time to declutter and organize your hobby storage area can have a profound impact on your enjoyment and productivity. By knowing where everything is and having easy access to your supplies, you’ll be able to dive into your hobbies with enthusiasm and focus. So, let’s roll up our sleeves and tackle the overlooked spots for a thorough home cleaning, starting with organizing hobby storage.

Serenity and Legacy: A Guide to Swedish Death Cleaning

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This concept revolves around decluttering and organizing your possessions with a unique focus on preparation for the inevitable. The aim is to ease the burden on your loved ones by ensuring a smoother transition after you pass away. Here are ten practical tips inspired by the Swedish Death Cleaning method.

Decorator Magic: Budget-Friendly Home Transformation

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Turning your house into a home that reflects your style and personality doesn’t have to break the bank. With some creativity and smart design choices, you can achieve a stunning home transformation on a budget. In this blog, we’ll uncover the secrets of decorator magic to help you revamp your living space without emptying your wallet.

Revamp Your Space by Avoiding These 11 Decluttering Mistakes!

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Decluttering your living space can be a refreshing and freeing experience. From sentimental attachments to disorganized junk, here are the top eleven decluttering mistakes to avoid for a more streamlined and clutter-free space to live in. 

10 Essential Home Maintenance Skills You Need for a Safe and Well Kept Home

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To ensure your home remains safe, comfortable, and in good condition, you need a set of essential home maintenance skills. Let’s explore the 10 home maintenance skills you need but might not have.

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Cassity Kmetzsch started Remodelaholic after graduating from Utah State University with a degree in Interior Design. Remodelaholic is the place to share her love for knocking out walls, and building everything back up again to not only add function but beauty to her home. Together with her husband Justin, they have remodeled 6 homes and are working on a seventh. She is a mother of four amazing girls. Making a house a home is her favorite hobby.

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