How Often Should You Wash Towels and Other Daily Use Things?
You may have a routine or you may simply toss your towels or jeans in the washing machine without observing a time frame or a number of wearings. Most people clean the fridge when it’s overcrowded and everything must be taken out and rearranged. Still, there is a certain frequency cleaning experts recommend for each of these chores. So how often should you wash towels and other daily use things?
How often should you wash towels?
It may not look this way, but the towel you use after a shower or bath is really dirty. Body grease and other secretions and dead skin cells get into its fabric from the first use. And the towel you use to dry your hands multiple times a day are even dirtier.
So, bath towels can be used up to three times before needing to be washed. Hand towels, however, should be changed every one to two days since they are getting used more frequently.
Wash towels at a 40 degrees Celsius temperature, using a biological detergent. It contains an enzyme that breaks down body secretions such as sweat, but it doesn’t activate at low temperatures.
More on washing towels for good cleaning and fabric protection HERE.
How often should you clean the bathroom?
What you should be cleaning more often in the bathroom are the toilet seat, handle and rim – at least every few days. The shower and toilet bowl interior can be cleaned weekly, if not visibly soiled.
Keep a stash of cleaning products and sponges in every bathroom to make it easier to get the job done.
HERE‘s a full bathroom cleaning routine.
How often should you clean the fridge?
Clean and organize your fridge on a weekly basis. To make it easier, keep the fridge organized so leftovers don’t linger and wrap food and containers tightly to keep odors from transferring.
When you get to cleaning, simply take out everything, wipe spills on shelves and in bins with a warm soap solution and rinse, and put everything back in.
How often should you clean your phone?
Phones can be swimming in bacteria, so give yours a wipe down every few days, and wipe the screen down with a cotton ball soaked in rubbing alcohol or an electronic wipe to kill bacteria.
How often should you wash your jeans?
Give jeans a good wash after every few wearings. The fabric absorbs body oils and stains, so it’s best to toss them in the washer. Just turn the jeans inside out before doing so to help maintain the color and use a detergent designed for darks. Tumble dry them on a low heat and take them out of the dryer when they are still damp to air dry.
More on washing colored clothes to keep them looking bright HERE.
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