How Often Should You Hire a House Cleaner to Clean Your Home?

How Often Should You Hire a House Cleaner to Clean Your Home?

Every day, we get exposed to millions of contaminants and bacteria when we leave home. Unfortunately, at the end of the day, these potentially harmful bacteria accompany us when we go home.

Germs can cause viruses and other health risks. That’s why it’s quite important to eliminate germs as soon as possible to prevent it from spreading. The last thing we want is for our family members to get sick.

Many individuals perform do-it-yourself cleaning of their homes regularly to rid it of germs and other dirt. On the other hand, there are other people who prefer to hire professional home cleaners to keep their homes germ-free.

If you conduct the cleaning of your home on your own, you may carry out the job as it fits your schedule – some during their days off from work, others when they notice that their house is starting to get dirty.

One of the best benefits of hiring a cleaner is that you don’t have to wait for your day off for your house to get cleaned; you can have the professional cleaner come in while you’re at work, or while you’re out doing something else.

But the question is, how often should you have a house cleaner clean your house?

The answer depends on your preference, your living situation, and your needs.

Your preference:

If you’re particularly strict with keeping your house clean, you can have a cleaner come in every week. Otherwise, you can have them clean your home twice a month – a lot of households actually hire the services of cleaners every other week.

Your living situation:

If you have toddlers and pets, it’s unavoidable for your home to get dirtier, faster. So, to keep your family from getting sick, you can have your house cleaned once a week. But, if you live alone, you can hire a professional cleaner just once a month, or twice a month.

Your needs:

Even when you have scheduled your professional cleaner to visit every two weeks, there may be special occasions where it might be necessary to have them come clean your house sooner. For example, before an important event or party you are holding, or when you want a thorough cleaning done during spring and even hire a junk removal company to come and take excess stuff away. 

How Often Should You Have Your Sheets Changed

How Often Should You Have Your Sheets Changed

A clean bed sheet is an important part of a home that’s genuinely clean. Just like the clothes you wear, your skin gets in contact with your sheets each time you go to bed.

And, just like your everyday clothes, your sheets may absorb your sweat, dead skin, drool, and you other body smells and oils.

Therefore, it is only logical to want to change your sheets every now and then. But how often should you really change your sheets?

The answer is really dependent on your personal circumstances as well as your lifestyle.

For an example, if you don’t sweat a lot and you wear clean pajamas to bed, washing and changing your sheets once every two weeks should be enough.

But, if you sweat a lot and/or sleep naked, you might want to change your bed sheets once every week.

Additionally, if you’ve recently gotten sick, even with just colds and cough, you should change your sheets as soon as possible to make sure that you get rid of the germ-filled bedding.

Also, if you are suffering from any skin rash or irritation, as well as fungi-related diseases, you should also change your sheets at least once a week to keep everything fresh and healthy.

If you have a house cleaning company attending to your cleaning, you can’t expect them to change your sheets all the time. In fact, there are cleaning companies who don’t include changing and washing sheets as part of their cleaning routine. You have to make it clear to the cleaning representative that you want your sheets cleaned and how regularly you want them changed. Be prepared to pay an additional charge for it, though.

On the other hand, if you are doing your own cleaning, you can easily change the sheets as often as you need. However, in making the sheets dry, it would be a lot better if you hang your sheets outside under direct sunlight as doing so can effectively kill the germs from your sheets.

How to Keep Your Closet Organized

How to Keep Your Closet Organized

Your closet is one of the parts of your home you visit almost everyday. And I’m sure that nearly everyone (if not everyone) wants to keep their closets tidy and organized.

A well organized isn’t just pleasing to look at, it can also help save a lot of time in finding clothes we really want to wear. Let’s admit it – at least once in our lives we have spent way too much time looking for a piece of clothing within the pile of our clothes in our disorganized closet.

And, even if we organize our closet once in a while, it can be really difficult to keep it organized for a long time. Especially for some of us who are always in a hurry, we barely have time to make sure our closets remain orderly every time we grab clothes to wear.

Luckily, there are some smart ways we can keep our closets de-cluttered for longer, here are some tips on how to do it:

Tie scarves on hangers. Scarves can be particularly hard to keep organized, especially when we simply put them in our drawers. Tying scarves on hangers will give us an immediate look at them – therefore, we won’t have to rummage through our entire closet looking for that particular scarf we are looking for.

Use a hanging laundry basket. Laundry baskets are usually just placed on our floors, using valuable floor space. Hanging a laundry basket, maybe behind a door, can make your room nicer to look at.

Use cardboard boxes as dividers in your drawers. Socks, underwear garments, ties, and other smaller piece of clothing are typically kept in drawers. Since there are too many items that can be placed in a drawer, it’s unavoidable for these clothing items to be mixed with one another – resulting in a disorganized drawer. Using small-sized cardboard boxes as dividers will ensure that each type of clothing stays in just one area of your drawer.

Cleaning Agents that May Harm Your Family

Cleaning Agents that May Harm Your Family

Cleaning our homes can be an exhausting task that we, as adults, need to do regularly. Aside from the actual cleaning being time consuming and really tiring, direct contact with some toxic cleaning materials can cause harm to us and our loved ones.

Millions of homeowners all over the world clean their own homes. And, to make sure sure that the cleanliness goes beyond simply looking clean, many homeowners buy cleaning agents from their local stores that promises them a whole new level of ‘clean’.

But sometimes, this whole new level of clean comes with a whole new level of dangers. Numerous modern cleaning agents contain toxic chemicals that can be quite harmful.

If you’re a bit worried what these cleaning products are, here are some of them so you know which ones to avoid:

Antibacterial cleaning products

Soaps and other cleaning agents labeled as ‘antibacterial’ commonly have properties that can help encourage the spread and growth of some microbes that can resist drugs.

Fragrances in fabric conditioners, air fresheners, and detergents

Fabric conditioners and other types of air fresheners can definitely make most things smell better. However, some fragrances contained in these products can be so strong that it can trigger asthma attacks and allergic reactions.

Bleach and chlorine

Bleach and chlorine can be very toxic and can cause irritation to the respiratory system when inhaled. Exposure to these substances can also cause irritation to various parts of the body.

Oven cleaning products

Some oven cleaning products can be extremely harmful that they can cause skin irritation.

Carpet cleaning agents and spot removers

Certain carpet cleaning agents and spot removers can be highly toxic that they can invoke eye irritation. They can also trigger allergic reactions for some people.

Drain cleaners

Drain cleaners are usually abrasive that they can cause serious damage to the eyes and other parts of the body upon exposure.