Is Your Underwear (And Other Things) Clean Enough?


We all think we’re clean, but in reality it’s a bit of a taboo subject. How often do you clean your household items, and is it often enough? Find out below…

Duvet Cover and Bed Sheets 

Your bedding should be washed every two weeks at a minimum. I mean think about how much time you spend in bed! Plus, the feeling of clean sheets is enough of a reward in itself.

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Bath Towels

I know what you’re thinking – I’m already clean when I use a bath towel. Technically you’re right, but they still need washing – every three to five uses.

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If you’re putting on your comfiest clothes to go to sleep, just remember to wash them after three or four nights.

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If you seriously have to check this one, I’m worried. Underwear should be changed every single day – no exceptions.

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Generally, bras are good to be worn three or four times before a wash. So they’re not quite on the same level as underwear – good to know.

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This is less of a household appliance and more a case of personal hygiene, but we thought we’d throw it in anyway. The average head of hair should be washed every two to three days, but it mostly depends on whether it looks oily or feels itchy.

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Shower Curtain

You probably forget about this one most of the time, but shower curtains need washing every three months.

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Bath Mat

Bath mats have wet feet walking over them all the time, so you should definitely freshen yours up at least once a month.

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Kitchen Sponge

You can only imagine the things a kitchen sponge sees. Do yourself a favour and soak your sponge once a week, preferably with bleach.

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You’d be surprised how much dirt comes out of your carpet when it’s scrubbed, even if it looked clean to begin with. Even if you don’t get a chance to deep-clean, at least hoover your carpet once a week.

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Sofas need love too. They absorb an awful lot of dust and dirt over time, so it’s best to vacuum clean yours every two weeks in order to prolong its life.

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Even though you keep it covered, your mattress is still going to get dirty, so it is recommended to vacuum clean it every three months. If you find any food or drink stains, cover them with baking soda and water for half an hour before wiping away.

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