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How Often Should You Clean Things in Your Home?

By Sara Butler

It’s OK to admit it – you probably don’t get as much done around the house as you’d like. Hey, life happens! It can be tough to keep up with all the demands of your job, your family, and your home. If you have to make certain things in your home a priority to get done over others due to the time crunch, here are some really important things that need to be on your list and how often you should do them.

Sheets and Other Bedding

Your bed is a place of rest and relaxation, but it tends to be a place that is neglected simply because you may not think of it as a place that really gets all that dirty. The truth is that your sheets and other bedding should be getting cleaned at least once a week. Your pillowcases and sheets need to get washed in order to avoid transferring oils, grease, and other yucky things to your face or body as you sleep. If you don’t do this, you may find that your bed is a source of breakouts, irritation, and inflammation rather than a place of peace.

Bath Towels

You might think you’re doing your part to protect the environment and save important resources by using the same bath towels for days on end, but it’s not the healthiest approach. The towels you use to dry your showered body accumulate dead skin cells and other things after just a few uses. Plus, if they’re not dried properly, then you risk adding even more bacteria to the mix since they thrive in damp, warm environments. Make sure you dry your towel out properly between uses and never use it more than three times before throwing it in the wash.  Also, don’t share towels with others. If you do, then you risk spreading bacteria and other things that could lead to infection.

The Trash Can

The trash can may be one of the most neglected things in your home. You tuck it away in the corner, in a drawer or under the sink and try not to think about it except to change the bag. Well, that’s the wrong approach. Your trash can is probably covered in as many germs and bacteria as your toilet, so wash your hands after touching it, spray it down with disinfectant and wash it out at least once a week – with bleach.

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic.

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