This Is How Often You Should Clean These 15 Household Items
How often do you clean your home?
If you’re like most Americans, you probably clean at least once a week and perform a deep clean once a year.
While some things obviously need to be cleaned more often, like the toilet, other things aren’t so clear-cut, like comforters.
You’ll be surprised to find out that cleaning some of these items once a year isn’t enough.
So how do you know when it’s time to get out the soap and water?
Scroll down to find out!
1. Bed sheets
Clean: Once a week.
Sweat and dead skin cells make your sheets an ideal home for dust mites and other critters, so make sure to wash your sheets regularly.
Clean: every 6 months.
Your comforter probably isn’t something you think of washing often, but you really should! Like sheets, comforters can gather dust and dust mites. Simply wash it every spring and fall or with every change in season.
Clean: one a month.
Vacuuming your mattress frequently will keep it free from dust mites and other allergens. You might also want to invest in a mattress protector to extend the life of your mattress and keep it clean.
4. Bath Towels
Clean: every 3-4 uses.
You may be clean when you use them, but being constantly wet means that towels quickly become a breeding ground for bad bacteria. Ideally, you should change your towel halfway through the week and wash them with your other linens.
5. Toilet Bowl
Clean: every week.
If you have a large household or often entertain guests, you may even want to clean it 2-3 a week or every time your have guests. To take the work out of cleaning, try these toilet bombs.
Clean: Once a month.
Grout attracts soap scrum and quickly become a breeding ground for toxic mildew. Instead or cleaning it with toxic products, use this non-toxic alternative.
7. Dish Towels
Clean: once a week.
Dish towels absorb all the bacteria and viruses that live in your kitchen. If possible, wash rags more often and keep them separate from towels used to dry hand and pots and pans.