06/02/2014 08:58 EDT | Updated 06/02/2014 08:59 EDT

How To Clean: 11 Cleaning Tips For A Tidier Home

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With summer just around the corner, it's likely time to refresh your cleaning routine.

All of us know the basics: sweep every day, mop the floors once a week and give the toilet bowl a good scrub. But sometimes, the biggest cleaning mistakes happen when we ignore the things we use most. Think about it, when was the last time you gave your TV remote or door knob a good clean?

The folks over at appliance company Rowenta put together a handy list of the top cleaning dos and don'ts. Tasks like washing your windows and giving your walls some love are the best ways to keep your whole house tidy.

If you're looking for a comprehensive cleaning checklist, we also have this 10-part list on everything from cleaning bedrooms to doing your laundry.

Here are 11 tips to ensure your house is tidy all summer long:

11 Cleaning Tips For The Summer