I develop maintenance program for my clients and the question that comes up most often is:
“How often should I clean this or that?”
How often should I clean this?
Here is a non-exhaustive list of 16 surfaces to clean regularly at home.
|1. Cellular phone
|Wipe with a microfiber glass cloth to remove any greasy substances and germs
|2. Kitchen Counter
|Use a mild all purpose cleaner. When using a disinfectant cleaner, rinse the surface.
|Use specially designed capsules or a little bit of baking soda and vinegar and the trick is done.
|To avoid the appearance of mold and other undesirable contents, empty and clean the shelves and containers.
|5. Kitchen floor
|Use a broom after each meal and a good damp mopping every week.
|Vacuuming carpets every week will even reduce allergies. Remove the dog and the baby before to do so!
|Vacuum furniture and fabrics every month and steam clean annually
|8. Remote control or joystick
|Remove the batteries, clean the remote control surface by rubbing the buttons and gaps.
|9. Ceiling fans
|With an all purpose cleaner, wipe the blades. Do not forget to turn off the fan!
|10. Window blinds
|Dust and clean batten by batten with soapy water and a soft cloth.
|Brush daily and thoroughly clean once a week.
|After some use
|After the shower or the bath, hang to dry and use a few times (3 or 4 times), then machine wash. Note: If you have teenagers, this thing may not work!
|13. Shower curtain
|Spray a bathroom cleaner to remove residual accumulated soaps and limescale.
|14. Bed linen
|Wash in warm water to remove bacteria and mites. Avoid eating in your bed!
|Vacuum the mattress twice a year to remove dead skin cells and mites.
|16. Air filter
|Changing air filters every month or as recommended by the manufacturer contributes to a healthy environment.
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inspired from http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/ss/slideshow-how-often-clean-this.
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