As a homeowner, you might always want to keep your house looking at its very best, whether in terms of decoration or cleaning. People usually tackle their home chores ever weekend, and even though there are certain areas and items of your home that must be cleaned evert seven days, there are some others that do not require to be washed or cleaned this often; the following is a compilation of the rooms and elements in your house that you should make sure to clean weekly and other that require monthly maintenance or care.
Make sure to clean weekly: kitchen floors
In accordance to the experts, you should sweep your kitchen floors every day, usually after dinner in order to prevent food particles from building up in this very important area of your house. On the other hand, it is worth to notice that the way you clean your floors depends on the type of flooring you have; for instance, if your kitchen has tile or linoleum floor you may use a cleaner once a week to mop and address any spills on it. But, if your kitchen floor is made of wood, you will only need to dust it once a month and occasionally spray it with a wood cleaner, do this to create luster as well as remove gunk; mopping your kitchen floors weekly is pretty commonplace, be sure you include this chore in your weekly household tasks list.
Make sure to clean weekly: your toilets and bathroom sinks
I know, I know, cleaning toilets and bathroom sinks are not the funniest or the most pleasant chores that you have to do at home. However, it is absolutely essential to keep clean these two areas of your bathrooms as they may be used multiple times a day, thus they tend to be exposed to many bacteria. One of the most efficient and fastest way to deeply clean your toilets is to pour some bleach on the toilet bowl, then brush it around the sides and under the rim, let the bleach solution work for five minutes as you move to the next chore, which is cleaning the sink; use some cleaning liquid of your preference, in order to have a water- spot- free and clean sink that does not have any unattractive toothpaste build up around. Please, avoid mixing vinegar with bleach to clean your toilets, this combination can produce chlorine gas.
Make sure to wash cleaning: your towels and bed sheets
According to a poll made by Women’s Health, there are many homeowners who wash towels and bed sheets fairly often, ignoring the fact that just like our clothes, linens can be actively used especially those that are exposed to different type of wear and tear, thus we need to make sure to wash them regularly. However, if it is about less actively used linens such as decorative hand towels, or seasonal comforters, you can wait a little bit longer to wash them.
So, if you use your towels daily, and sometimes you do not make sure they are aired out properly then the most common result is having towels that do not smell good, consider washing them weekly and in this way, you prevent you and your family from a potential infectious condition. In relation to your bedding, they are exposed to food stains or skin touch; this is why it is very important to wash them weekly, by doing this you avoid health problems such as allergies or asthma, not only for you but for your loved ones.
You are cleaning too much: your dinner plates
There is a British habit of washing and rinsing dishes in the same dirty water, this is a little but strange to me. In my opinion, there is no need to rinse plates before putting them in the DW (Dish Washer); just a well- done scrape on them to take the food off beforehand, let your DW do the rest.
You are cleaning too much: your curtains
It is true that curtains naturally attract dust and absorb odors, however those coverings do not need to get thrown in the washing machine as frequently as you do with other household linens. If they are not exposed to too much sunlight or other elements that can deteriorate their appearance over time, then you should wash them at least twice a year. Additionally, if your curtains are made of cotton, a good piece of advice would be running them separately in the washing machine; but, if they are silk or synthetic then it would be better for them to opt for the dry cleaners.
You are cleaning too much: your lighting fixtures
When it comes about cleaning your lighting fixtures, you will probably find many opinions or tips; some experts recommend to clean them weekly, some others suggest to do it once monthly. Let’s get to a middle term regarding how often you should clean your lighting fixtures; the truth is that the secret to keeping lamps, chandeliers or sconces clean is to dust them weekly. On the other hand, a good and deep cleaning of your lighting fixtures can be done at least once a month, and if you have dusted your fixtures weekly during that month, then grime has not had time to build up therefore you won’t find it too difficult to remove it.