Now that it’s coming to the end of the year and the festivities have started, sometimes it’s easy to forget housekeeping duties. But having a basic understanding of what needs to be cleaned and the best ways to do it is a great starting point if you want to keep on top of cleanliness.
We’ve put together a list of easy housekeeping tips to help you keep your space clean and tidy, so keep reading if you want your room to feel fresh!
Clean up as you go
Wash up your dishes and give your kitchen surfaces a wipe-down after cooking; you’ll thank us in the long run!
Not letting your pots and pans pile up in the kitchen sink prevents a build-up of dirt and bacteria while saving you time and effort in the long run. No one wants a messy flatmate!
How often you should clean your bedsheets
Each week we spend about 40 – 60+ hours sleeping which is a lot of time to get the rest your body needs, but also enough time to build up dirt, sweat and oil onto your sheets and bedding.
Without regular washes, dirty sheets can irritate your skin and contribute to allergies, so it’s essential to keep on top of cleaning your bedding.
It’s recommended that you clean your bedsheets at least once a week at a high temperature to help get rid of dirt and bacteria.
Keep on top of your bathroom and toilet
Due to moisture from the shower, your bathroom is the perfect place for germs to grow, so it’s vital that you keep your bathroom as hygienic as possible.
Wiping surfaces and handles down with disinfectant daily and doing a thorough cleaning of your bathroom once a week will help stop bacteria growth.
Scrub your fridge
As you store fresh food in your fridge, you must clean it regularly and empty out anything that’s gone out of date to stop the growth of mould and bacteria.
Cleaning your fridge couldn’t be easier. Remove all your food and wash the shelves using hot soapy water. Once they’ve dried, place them back in.
Stock up on cleaning essentials
If you want to keep your flat hygienic, it’s a good idea to stock up on essential cleaning products so you have them to hand when you need them.
- Multi-surface and anti-bacterial spray: Perfect for cleaning kitchen and bathroom surfaces
- Glass cleaner: No one wants a dirty mirror. Grab yourself a wipe and some mirror cleaner to help get rid of those irritating marks
- Microfiber cloths: Great for helping to lift dirt, grease and grime
- Bleach: A bathroom essential
Shared microwaves can get very grubby and become a breeding ground for bacteria if left uncleaned.
Food explosions can be easily cleaned by filling up a microwavable bowl with two cups of water and two tablespoons of white vinegar and letting it heat for around 5 minutes. The steam from the water will help remove harsh stains. All you need to do is wipe down the residue!
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