6 Items You Need To Clean Weekly!

People are usually so focused on cleaning where the dirt is easily spotted but tend to forget about the essentials. There is a lot of dust and germs around the house which is often overlooked. Some particular items need more care and attention to keep them clean and as functional as possible. What are these items? Here are the 6 items you need to clean weekly.

 

1. Mirrors

 

 

A mirror is an item we use daily which can be collecting gunk, dust, and stains easily. It is common for bathroom mirrors to have a thin layer of toothpaste, hairspray and water stains on them. This layer will get harder and harder to remove if left uncleaned. 

 

The easiest way to clean a dirty mirror is by using vinegar. Fill up a spray bottle with white vinegar and apply it to the mirror and wipe it off using a lint-free rag. To get a streak-free mirror surface, a newspaper and a window cleaner may be used as well. Spray the cleaner on the mirror and gently rub it in a circular motion using the newspaper, wipe until the solution has dissipated and you will be left with a shiny and clean mirror. 

 

2. Dust

 

 

Living in a dusty environment is one of the most unhealthy living environments to be in. Having dust laying around your house can cause sinus allergies and colds due to it being circulated around by your aircond or fan.

The first thing when it comes to dusting is identifying the tools that you should and should not be used. A feather duster is one of the tools most people use for dust cleaning but is actually far from helpful. Instead, all it does is spread dust from one place to another. A soft dampened cloth, a microfibre duster, or an electrostatic duster are your safest options to get the job done. 

If you need extra help removing the dust around your house, book our house cleaning services to leave your house spotless and dust-free. 

 

3. Bedding

 

 

We spend about 2920 hours a year in our beds which equates to 4 months every year! You don’t want to be spending that much time laying on a dirty set of sheets. Although the bed sheet may seem clean, there are many unseen dust particles and dried skin hiding around the mattress.
Changing your bed sheet on a weekly basis can improve your quality of sleep and prevents bed bugs or dust mites from invading your bed. Washing your bed sheets in hot water paired with the vacuuming of your mattress is the perfect recipe for a clean and dust mite free bed.

To ensure your mattress is in it’s cleanest condition, hire our mattress cleaning experts and enjoy a good night’s sleep.

 

4. Fridge 

 

 

When it comes to cleaning the kitchen, people usually forget about the fridge which also has to be cleaned if not more often than usual. A fridge should be cleaned from the inside out once a week to clear out old leftovers and wipe down the shelves. 

 

Throwing aged, unwanted, or no longer edible food that is in the fridge not only clears out dead space but it also helps free up space for other items. Wiping the interior and the exterior of the fridge with dishwashing liquid and a sponge removes dirt, bacteria and prevents mold from growing on the surface. 

 

5. Microwave

 

 

Another kitchen appliance that is often left out from cleaning duties is of course the microwave. Microwaves are our heroes being the easiest and most convenient way of heating up food. The more use it gets, the more reason to clean it regularly. 

Dirt stains are caused by splattered food when heating up in the microwave. To remove the stains, using something acidic like vinegar and lemon juice would be the easiest way to remove the stains. Let the microwave run for 5 to 10 minutes with a bowl of vinegar or lemon juice in it. Leave it to cool and wipe the internal parts of the microwave with a dishcloth after removing the bowl. 

 

6. Sponges

 

 

Sponges are one of the most useful and common items when it comes to cleaning. It can be used for various cleaning purposes which also means it’s bound to collect lots of dirt and bacteria. Cleaning with a dirty sponge will only spread the dirt and bacteria instead of cleaning.

The safest and most effective way to clean a sponge is by placing it in the microwave, saturating it in water for 1 to 2 minutes. Depending on the use, a sponge should be tossed and replaced every 1 or 2 weeks to prevent any possible health issues. 

If it’s too much cleaning in a week for you, hire our professional cleaners and enjoy a sparkling clean house.