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By Amy Eley

Sure, we all know to give our home a good scrub every now and then, but how often should you clean items like your mattress, windows or dishwasher? As part of TODAY.com's "How often should you" cleaning series, we got the lowdown from cleaning experts nationwide to find out when — and how — you should clean certain home items.

Mattress

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When you get under the covers at night, you're sleeping on more than just a mattress. Food crumbs, dust, swet and more hide in that mattress, so make sure to give it a quick clean and flip every season. Find step-by-step instructions here.

Dishwasher

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Yes, you need to clean your dishwasher, and you should do it every six months. Luckily, it only takes three easy steps. Find them here.

Coffee pot

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It's one of the most treasured items in homes across the country, so make sure you treat your coffee pot right after every use. Clean it after every use following these easy steps.

Windows

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Clean off those windows with these tips and let that summer sunshine come right in! Check out to clean your windows following this easy-to-follow steps, and give your blinds some TLC with these instructions.