How often to clean household items: a breakdown from a professional cleaner

Julia PeschanskayaLife
How often you need to clean familiar household items

Housewives clean, wash, wash and vacuum every week to keep the house clean and cozy. But it's not just the floor, cupboards or dishes that need attention, but other things we use every day.

Dirt and germs can be in the most inconspicuous places. The Sun published the tips of professional cleaner Kim Woodburn, who spoke about her cleaning tips and tricks.

Woodburn emphasized that there are many cleaning tools to help keep a clean home in today's world. She compiled a list of everyday items that need to be cleaned more often than most people do. Some people avoid it altogether.


To keep your bed clean, you need to wash not only the pillowcases but also the pillows themselves. Make sure the pillow is washable by reading the label on it. Some materials can only be washed by hand. Put a special cover over the pillow and run the washing machine. Carry out such cleaning once every six months.


You should wash sheets in a washing machine once a week, using a mode of at least 60 or 80 degrees Celsius. The hot water will kill all germs and remove stubborn dirt.


The frequency of washing carpets depends on the number of people and pets living in the apartment. It should be done once every three months. If you live in a private house, you can wash the carpet yourself outside on a sunny, dry day with laundry detergent.

Kitchen towels

Towels should be washed every day or every two to three days. It all depends on how often you use them. This should be done responsibly because towels harbor germs that can get into food and lead to food poisoning.

Woodburn suggests soaking kitchen towels overnight or even for a few days in hot water with a few drops of detergent. Then machine wash them, setting the shortest wash cycle.

Bath towels

These towels should not be used more than three times a week. Due to the constant humidity in the bathroom, bacteria and germs quickly breed on them, so wash them several times a week.

Makeup brushes

If you use your makeup brushes every day, you should clean them twice a week as germs and dirt accumulate on them, which can lead to skin rashes. It is enough to wet the brushes with warm water and clean them with soap and water. Dry them with a tissue and leave them to dry, rather than stashing them in your makeup bag.

Cell phone, computer keyboard

A lot of dirt and dust accumulates on gadgets because we don't wash our hands before every use, and that's logical. So wipe your phone and laptop with a damp cloth every day to avoid transferring bacteria to your skin.

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