5 Places You Probably Forgot to Spring Clean

Spring is officially here! As you start to dream about the warmer (and longer) days ahead, you may find yourself itching to do some spring cleaning. If that’s the case, then you’re in great company. Over 75% of Americans participate in this yearly cleaning ritual that seems to be just what we need to get ready for the summer days just ahead. 

But before you start going on a cleaning craze, don’t forget to tackle these five frequently forgotten areas:

1. Vacuum Your Cabinets and Drawers

You’ll be amazed at how many crumbs, hairs, and dirt particles end up in your cabinets and drawers. Spring cleaning is the perfect time to wipe away that built-up grime while also doing a bit of organizing.

  1. To start, empty out each cabinet or drawer and throw away what you no longer need.
  2. Give the inside a nice vacuum.
  3. Wipe down the sides and bottom with a clean damp cloth.
  4. Refill and reorganize your essentials, adding in only the things you absolutely need. 

Having clean cabinets and drawers makes your home automatically feel cleaner! 

2. Wash Your Washing Machine

Huh??? Although it sounds counterintuitive, your washer needs a washing every now and again. Your washing machine doesn’t wash itself. To make sure it’s sparkling clean on the inside, follow these five steps:

  1. Spritz the washer drum with white vinegar. Wipe it down with a microfiber cloth.
  2. Wipe around all the rubber gaskets. These gaskets are what seal your washing machine door. They’re notorious for collecting mildew, scum, and hair. (I know…gross!) So, be sure and give them a good clean.
  3. Run a short cycle with hot water and two cups of distilled white vinegar.
  4. Run a second cycle with hot water and half a cup of baking soda.
  5. Once the last cycle finishes, keep the door to your washing machine open, and let the machine air dry. Finish out by wiping down the door/lid, sides, and all the knobs.

Now that you’ve got it sparkline clean, plan to keep it that way by repeating the process every six months or so.

3. Wipe Down Behind Your TV and Electronics

Electronics are major dust magnets. You might be surprised by how much dust collects around your cords and devices. As you start your spring cleaning routine, be sure to dust…

  • behind your TV(s)
  • behind your computer, printer or monitor
  • any and all cords, including your lamps, appliances, and routers

This will not only get some of the allergens out of your house, but it’ll also help increase the lifespan of your electronics!

4. Vacuum Behind Your Fridge

Even if you think you keep your kitchen super clean, take a peek underneath and behind your fridge. These are hot spots for bits of food, dust, and perhaps even mold. 

Experts recommend you pull out your fridge and give it a good cleaning every three months or so. Vacuum out any dust and wipe down the walls and underneath your fridge using a 50/50 mixture of vinegar and water. Then make sure the fridge is fully dry before sliding it back into place. 

Spring Clean These Forgotten Areas

Airing out your home and getting it squeaky clean is part of our seasonal ritual. So make sure you give these overlooked spots some extra TLC while you tackle the other items on your spring cleaning list!

Happy Patients

I have had back issues most of my life. Since starting treatments with Dr Greg I have had no more issues. It's such a relief to be able to be physical at the high level I want to be. I am able to maintain wellness by seeing Dr Greg on a regular basis. Thank you Dr Greg!!

Michael L.

Hello! I just want to say that you are truly a healer! After leaving your office last Monday, I was more able to breathe, truly breathe - after having suffered all weekend to take a deep breath due to a "rib out of place" OK - if you say so....all I know is that, though I continued to have a bit of pain in my upper back and neck for a day or two, I could take wonderful, glorious deep breaths thanks to your treatment. Thanks again for all you do! Even if I do make many sound affects while you are treating me - "OUCH!!! Hmmmph!! Ughhh!! Really???" I truly appreciate your healing touch....


I have had Parkinson's Disease for 8 years.  I have developed arthritis in my back and hips. The stiffness of the Parkinson's and the arthritis has caused me a lot of pain. Because of that unrelenting pain I was unable to exercise. Exercise is an important part of pain management for Parkinson's.  Since I have been seeing Dr. Krapf I am feeling much better and his care has allowed me to begin exercising again, which has improved my overall well being. In the past I have been treated by physical therapists and orthopedists. Dr. Krapf's chiropractic manipulations have had an amazing impact on my health and happiness. I highly recommend Dr. Krapf to anyone who needs excellent chiropractic care and the many alternative therapies he offers. I would say he is magical!

When my friend received excellent care from Dr. Krapf, she recommended him to me. I have had gastrointestinal problems for nearly 50 years that have recently been diagnosed with celiac disease with lactose intolerance. All that, including unrelieved stress had made me unhappy and unhealthy. Today I am a different person with the help of Dr. Greg. The Gastro issues are practically nonexistent, my stress levels have plummeted, and my body is changing. I am so grateful for Dr. Greg and his healing hands.

Mary Ann L.

Our family have been patients of Krapf chiropractic for a few decades. We have several success stories archived. The most recent event involves our youngest son who is completing his senior year of high school. He has been a patient of Krapf Chiropractic (KCA) since birth. He has been an avid soccer player since the age of four and has sustained numerous injuries over the years. Dr. Krapf has successfully assisted in every recovery.

Most recently, he began complaining of his feet hurting while playing soccer. Both feet hurt - particularly the balls of his feet while running and cutting. He came to Dr. Greg with his complaint as this was seriously affecting his game. Dr. Greg evaluated the situation and decided a foot scan should be done. The finding was dropped arches. My son was fitted for orthotics. They arrived within days and he wore these as directed. Within a few short weeks he is now playing full games pain free.


I first called Krapf Chiropractic when my back was so bad that I couldn't get up off the floor. It's been a blessing to have Dr. Greg help me with my overall wellness and health! I find this to be a place where you are not a number and everyone cares. Mollie is always cheerful and reminds me to come. Erin is always smiling and helps relax me when I'm in pain. I would not be functioning if I did not have Krapf Chiropractic to keep me going. As I get older my appreciation deepens, especially when I see people around me who are suffering with back problems. If they only knew how helpful this is. I believe Dr. Greg treats the person not the symptoms. Thank you

Debbie B.

I've been lucky to have exceptional health care from the beginning. At the beginning, seventy-six-plus years ago, Hugh Rodgers brought me into the world in mother and dad's second-floor bedroom in our dairy farm home. Hugh's son, Hugh, Jr., practiced with his dad and beyond caring for my parents, he, also, cared for hundreds of others and me. Roughly forty years ago, a friend suggested I make an appointment with Richard Krapf for help with back-pain. Richard treated the pain that, often, was debilitating, and on Richard's death, his son, Greg became the second second generation to help me from one place to another. I'm grateful to Hugh, Hugh, Richard and, perhaps, most of all, to Greg.


A Holistic Way To Improving Your Health.

We look forward to working with you so that YOU can live a life of complete health and vitality! Get in touch with us today!

Scroll to Top