Regular cleaning, tidying and organising is a very important aspect of a nice tidy home. But there are some things that may become missed which are very important to your health and wellbeing.
Most households use the dishwasher day in and day out and can become easily overworked. They also go from hot to cold and wet to dry on a daily basis, making it the perfect environment to foster the growth of bacteria and germs. If you have had your dishwasher for a while it might be time to give your dishwasher a little love.
Here is a simple and natural solution that will keep you and your dishwasher clean and bacteria free: pop around half a cup of white vinegar into your dishwasher (standing upright), and turn on for a quick wash.
Next time you’re cleaning the house, turn your attention to your light switches. In an average home multiple people touch the light switches on a daily basis, but are always missed in the general house tidy up. Try making your own DIY cleaner by mixing together 3 parts filtered water, 1 part white vinegar, 2 teaspoons lemon juice and a few drops of tea tree essential oil in a spray bottle.
No doubt you and your family spend a lot of time sitting on your couch – meaning dirt, dust and allergens can build up very quickly. Every few weeks, give your couch a little extra TLC by flipping over the cushions and seats to allow them to air, vacuum under the seats to get rid of any old crumbs and wipe down any surface stains if the fabric of your couch allows it.
You probably change your bed linen on a weekly basis but what about cleaning your mattress? According to research, we spend roughly a third of our lives in bed making it a breeding ground for fungi, bacteria and potential allergens. To keep your mattress clean you should flip it over and allow it to air and give each side a good vacuum to pick up excess debris, dust and skin cells. Every once and a while popping your mattress and pillows in the sun can also be beneficial – helping to reduce levels of dust-dwelling bacteria.
However, if you have been sleeping on the same mattress for decades, you should consider buying a new one. It is recommended to get a new mattress every 7-10 years