What you should be cleaning in your home
Put your cereal down cause it's about to get nasty. Here's what you should be cleaning in your home, and some of it has to do with what comes off of our bodies.
Bed sheets, pillows, and comforters collect 2 million cells every week. They also pick up a lot of moisture and dust mite excrement. SICK.
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Clean your sheets and pillow cases weekly, and give your pillows and comforters a turn in the washing machine about 4 times a year.
On top of all that, your mattress should be freshened up about every six months. You can actually get rid of dust and other things that irritate your body by vacuuming your mattress. And heads up, if you've had that thing for over 7 years, it might be time to get a new one.
Now let's hit the floor. Your carpet should be vacuumed every two weeks, and more if you got a shedding pet. If you can swing it, get it steam cleaned once a year. Your carpet has a lot to do with the air quality in your home, so try to keep it tidy.
Toilets need a scrubbing once a week and a deserve a deep clean once a month. You know what goes in there. So even if you do just a quick bowl brushing, it will go a long way in preventing the spread of germs.
While you're in the bathroom, you can improve your water pressure by soaking your shower head once a year. Unless you want to take it off the wall, an easy way to do this is to tie a bag of vinegar around the show head and let it soak overnight.
When you get done with the shower make sure those towels are clean. They should get washed after about 3 or 4 uses and always make sure they get air dried. Unless you like drying your body off with mold and mildew. Gross.
Here's to a happy, healthy, and clean New Year.
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