8. Kitchen Drain
Clean: once a month.

Your kitchen sink can be dirtier than your toilet bowl if it isn’t cleaned often enough. While it’s important to clean the sink and faucets, most people neglect the drain, which can quickly become infested with bad-smelling bacteria.

To clean, flush the sink with boiling water and pour down a mixture of 2 cups of water and half a cup each of vinegar and baking soda.

9. Oven
Clean: every 6 months.

Although it may require a bit of work, cleaning your oven will prevent your home from filling up with smoke every time you bake a pizza. All you need to do is remove the racks, combine ½ cup of baking soda with 3 tablespoons of water and apply the paste all over your oven and oven door, making sure not to touch the heating elements. Let it sit for 12 hours.

Meanwhile, place the racks over old towels at the bottom of your bathtub. This will keep them from scratching the tub. Fill your bath with very hot water until the oven racks are covered and add 1/2 cup of dish detergent to the water. Let it sit overnight. Use a non-abrasive scrub brush to scrub off any remaining grime, rinse and dry.

Afterwards, use a damp cloth to remove all the baking soda from your oven, spray the surfaces with white vinegar and wipe them clean. Place the racks back in your shiny new oven .

10. Refrigerator
Clean: every 3 months.

Clean your refrigerator (doors and drawers included) with diluted vinegar at the beginning of each new season. You also can keep odours at bay year-round by placing an open box of baking soda in your fridge and getting rid of spoiled food.

11. Pots and Pans
Clean: 3 times a year.

While it’s important to wash all kitchenware after every use, it’s also a good idea to give them a deep clean a few times a year.

Soak them in a sink full of hot water and a cup of vinegar or bring them outside on a clean tarp, scrub with dish soap and hose them down thoroughly.

Miscellaneous
12. Stairs
Clean: every week.

It’s important to clean your stairs frequently to avoid tracking dust and dirt throughout your house. If you have hardwood floors, wash them down once a month to clean any stuck-on grime.

13. Carpets and Rugs
Clean: once a week.

To keep your rugs free of allergens and dirt, vacuum them every week. It’s also a good idea to stick them in the wash every few months and deep clean carpeted floors every year.

14. Washing Machine
Clean: once a month.

The rubber rings in your washing machine are often infected with mold, especially if you do a lot of laundry. In fact, mold can easily contaminate your clothes and leave them smelling funky, even after a fresh wash. That’s why it’s important to disinfect them with baking soda and vinegar regularly.

15. Purse
Clean: once a week.

Your purse can be contaminated with E.coli and other dangerous bacteria. Make it a habit to regularly clean out the content of your purse and wipe it down, in and out, with a natural disinfectant. You can also machine wash and air dry cotton or fabric purses.
Source: http://dailyhealthpost.com

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8. Kitchen Drain Clean: once a month. Your kitchen sink can be dirtier than your toilet bowl if it isn’t cleaned often enough. While it’s important to clean the sink and faucets, most people neglect the drain, which can quickly become infested with bad-smelling bacteria. To clean, flush the sink with boiling...