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||Daily||Wipe with a microfiber glass cloth to remove any greasy substances and germs|
|2. Kitchen Counter||Daily||Use a mild all purpose cleaner. When using a disinfectant cleaner, rinse the surface.|
|3. Dishwasher||Monthly||Use specially designed capsules or a little bit of baking soda and vinegar and the trick is done.|
|4. Refrigerator||Quarterly||To avoid the appearance of mold and other undesirable contents, empty and clean the shelves and containers.|
|5. Kitchen floor||Weekly||Use a broom after each meal and a good damp mopping every week.|
|6. Carpets||Weekly||Vacuuming carpets every week will even reduce allergies. Remove the dog and the baby before to do so!|
|7. Furniture||Monthly||Vacuum furniture and fabrics every month and steam clean annually|
|8. Remote control or joystick||Weekly||Remove the batteries, clean the remote control surface by rubbing the buttons and gaps.|
|9. Ceiling fans||Quarterly||With an all purpose cleaner, wipe the blades. Do not forget to turn off the fan!|
|10. Window blinds||Quarterly||Dust and clean batten by batten with soapy water and a soft cloth.|
|11. Toilet||Daily||Brush daily and thoroughly clean once a week.|
|12. Towels||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||Monthly||Spray a bathroom cleaner to remove residual accumulated soaps and limescale.|
|14. Bed linen||Weekly||Wash in warm water to remove bacteria and mites. Avoid eating in your bed!|
|15. Mattress||Biannual||Vacuum the mattress twice a year to remove dead skin cells and mites.|
|16. Air filter||Monthly||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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