I know many of us follow cleaning schedules, but I wonder if any of these items even make the list, or are cleaned regularly. This post will show you the 10 items you should clean more often.
Pillows: Pillows should be washed every 3-6 months. Check the label to see how to care for yours.
Sheets: You’d be amazed to know that many people don’t even think about washing their sheets! However, sheets should be washed weekly to get rid of any dirt, dust or dust mites. Wash them in hot water and dry them in the dryer to kill any germs and mites.
Jeans: Jeans can be worn 4-5 times between washings. Turn them inside out, wash with cold water and hang them to dry.
Bras: Bras should not be worn 2 days in a row because the elastic needs time to reshape. Rotating them will help them last longer. They can be worn 3-4 times before washing. Washing them in a lingerie or bra bag will keep them from getting damaged in the machine.
Washing Machine: The washing machine should be sanitized once a month with hot water and bleach. This is easiest done when you are washing your whites. You can also clean the machine by running it empty with hot water and adding 2 cups of white, distilled vinegar. Let it sit for one hour. While it’s sitting, clean the lid and around the inside of the machine with vinegar or your favorite cleaner. Don’t forget about the top and knobs. When the hour is up, run the machine for a full cycle. It should be sparkling clean, but depending on how dirty is was when you started, you may need to wipe down the inside with vinegar. *If you have a front-loading machine, put the vinegar in the detergent dispenser and follow the above instructions.
Dishwasher: The dishwasher should be cleaned once a month. Make sure all dishes are out of the dishwasher, then pour 1 cup of white, distilled vinegar into the bottom of the dishwasher and run a full cycle on the hottest setting.
Sinks: Clean your sink daily to avoid spreading germs. Put your strainer in the dishwasher once a week.
Drains: Once a month pour 1/2 cup of baking soda and 1 cup of vinegar down the drain. Wait a few minutes, then pour boiling water down to sanitize and clear the drain.
Computer: I like to clean my computer on a weekly basis to keep germs at bay and to help it last longer. Brush the keys with a soft paintbrush, then wipe them down with a disinfectant wipe (it’s best to do this when you turn it off and unplug it!)
Purse: Your purse should be cleaned weekly with a disinfectant wipe if it is made of vinyl; baby wipes if it is leather (be sure to test it first), and in the washing machine if it is made of cotton.
How often do you clean these items? Will you clean these items more often?