How often should you clean (everything!)

Are you cleaning your home as often as you should? According to the Society for General Microbiology, there are several bacteria that can multiply every 20 minutes in the right conditions. Some of the most common household germs that can make you ill are:

  • Staphylococcus aureus (staph)
  • Yeast and mold
  • Salmonella
  • Escherichia coli (E. coli)
  • Fecal matter

You can keep your home safe and clean by using the right products for the right jobs at the right time. We’ve developed a room-by-room guide on how frequently you should clean areas and items within each room of your home.  Consider this as simply a guide for the average household and don’t worry about killing all the germs in your home, not all bacteria are harmful and some are necessary for a healthy, functioning body.

Kitchen and Dining

Item Daily Weekly Monthly Annually
Coffee Machine
Countertops
Dining Chairs
Dinner Table
Dishes
Dishwasher
Dryer
Floors
Fridge / Freezer each time you restock 2 to 3 times
Hob
Kitchen Sink
Microwave dependent on use
Oven 2 to 3 times
Range Hood 2 to 3 times
Toaster dependent on use
Washing Machine

 

Bathroom

Item Daily Weekly Monthly
Bath
Bathroom Sink
Drains
Floors
Mirrors
Shower Curtain Liner
Shower Walls
Taps
Toilets
Toothbrushes should be replaced once a month
Towels

 

Bedroom

Item Daily Weekly Annually
Bedding
Duvet 2 to 3 times
Floors
Laundry dependent on volume
Mattress 2 to 3 times
Pillows 2 to 3 times
Wardrobe 2 to 3 times

 

Home Office / Living Room

Item Daily Weekly Monthly Annually
Chimney
Coffee Table
Computer
Fireplace
Keyboard
Remote Controllers
Slipcovers 2 to 3 times
Sofa
Television
Video Game Controllers

 

Home Fixtures and Fittings

Item Weekly Monthly Annually
Airvents
Blinds
Carpets deep clean
Curtains
Floors
Knobs / Handles / Switches
Light Fixtures
Radiators every 5 years if needed
Skirting Boards
Windows
Window Sills

 

Home Exterior

Item Weekly Monthly Annually
Drive
Exterior Walls
Exterior Windows
Gutters during the Autumn months to clear away leaves and debris
Patio
Porch

 

Miscellaneous

Item Daily Weekly Monthly
Floor Mats / Rugs / Throws / Runners
Hard / Soft Toys
Keys
Lunch Box
Makeup Bag
Mobile Phone
Pet Bowls
Pet Paws
Purse
Vacuum Cleaner dependent on use
Wallet

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