The majority of us will keep on top of the dishes and the laundry but other items in the house can often be left uncleaned for a long time. This infographic from HappyCleans looks at items from around the house that you may have been putting off cleaning or maybe you were unaware of how often they needed to be cleaned. For example, we all make our beds every day but what about everything else on the bed? The sheets should be done every week and don’t forget about the mattress as that also needs to be cleaned every 2 months.
The fireplace is another area that can be left unattended and we will use it a lot during winter but not really clean it after. Firstly, the area where the fire is built should be cleaned after every use but the whole fireplace should also get a thorough cleaning after winter or else leftover ash will spread throughout the room and this can even be bad for your health.
Carpets are another interesting one as the majority of people only vacuum them but unfortunately, this isn’t always sufficient. It’s generally a good idea to get a professional carpet cleaner in at least once a month to give the carpet a proper clean. They can get stuff the regular vacuum won’t be able to and if you have pets you should look to get a carpet cleaner every 6 months or so.
Another area that can really suffer from a buildup of bacteria in the refrigerator and research has even shown that salad drawer can have 750 times the safe level of bacteria so try to give the fridge a good clear out and clean on a monthly basis. Have a look through the entire infographic now and start cleaning these areas of your home on a more regular basis.