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When it comes to spring cleaning tasks around your home, there are a few chores that you always make sure to hit: Scrubbing toilets, sweeping floors, and wiping down appliances top cleaning to-do lists, according to a survey by the American Cleaning Institute. Faucets, carpets, and electronics follow closely behind. And if you're the parent of a furry pet, vacuuming regularly and washing your sheets each week is a must. (Though the latter is really a must for everyone.)

Everyday cleaning is as much about making your home comfortable to live in as it is about keeping you healthy. And while it's easy to tend to the spots we encounter daily, there are definitely a few important items that you may be forgetting to add to your checklist when that annual deep spring cleaning rolls around.

Even junk drawers deserve some attention, share Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin, celebrity organizing experts and founders of The Home Edit, a home organizing service. "These areas are often overlooked because people shut the drawer or cabinet and forget about it," they say. "However, just because you can’t directly see the clutter doesn’t mean it won’t spill out into other areas of the home (and it usually does)."

Not sure what other spring cleaning tasks you're missing? Consider this: According to ACI, the spaces deep cleaned most often include bathrooms, kitchens, living rooms, and bedrooms. That means there are definitely some areas being overlooked in the rooms where we tend to lounge the most.

We broke down the spring cleaning tasks you definitely need to add to your to-do list and the easiest ways to get the job done. (No, you don't have to do it all in one day.) From flipping your mattress to taking care of that dusty build-up underneath your area rugs, read on for our definitive guide to a squeaky clean home.