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How Often You Should Really be Cleaning these Household Staples

How Often You Should Really be Cleaning these Household Staples

Depending on where you fall on the neat-freak spectrum, you probably have somewhat of a schedule for when you decide to clean various rooms and aspects of your home. Often, this schedule is random and based on what you have time for, and what you may deem absolutely necessary given the day. On today’s blog, we’re breaking down our guideline for how often you actually should be cleaning different areas of your home so that you can prioritize what needs to get done and save the less pressing tasks for a rainy day.

Let’s Start with the Kitchen

In many homes, the kitchen area experiences the heaviest traffic. We gather, cook, and dine here and often the mess adds up. On a day-to-day basis, you should be washing any used dishes, wiping down countertops after meal prep and cooking, and doing a quick sweep or dust-bust of the floor after each meal. While this may feel like a lot of work on a daily basis, maintenance cleaning will save you tons of time in the long run by cutting down on dirt, dust, and grime build-up. Plus, there’s no worse feeling than trying to prepare family dinner in a kitchen that’s a mess from lunch.

Daily cleaning makes your weekly chores simple and far less time-consuming. Each week, you’ll want to find some time to do a deeper clean of the kitchen, including disinfecting countertops and vacuuming and mopping the floor.

Then, Tackle the Bathroom

On a daily basis, you should check the bathroom countertops for toothpaste spills, water build-up, and any other mess from products you may be using in your morning or nighttime routines. A quick wipe-down with a wet paper towel or Lysol wipe will do the trick and keep your bathroom tidy day-to-day. Each week, set aside a little time to do a more thorough cleaning, including scrubbing the high-traffic areas like the shower and toilet, wiping down mirrors, disinfecting the tile floors, and washing hand and bath towels.

Which Bring us to Laundry

If you feel like you spend half your time in the laundromat or your laundry room, you may be pleasantly surprised at what we’re about to say next. Most clothing can handle, and may actually benefit from, less frequent laundering. Aside from gym clothes, undergarments, and anything stained or otherwise made dirty, you may be able to get two or more uses out of your clothing before throwing it in the wash. This can not only save time, water, and electricity, but it may very well extend the life of your favorite pair of jeans. When it comes to bedding, you should make a habit of changing and washing your sheets every one-two weeks, but in most cases, you can save heavy bedding for once each season.

For more tips on how to keep your home in order, or to learn more about Olympus apartents near you, contact us today.