How Dirty is Your Home Really?

Common Areas of Your Home You Haven’t Been Cleaning Properly

So, it turns out that most of us haven’t been cleaning our houses properly and that when it comes to hygiene, the rooms in our homes are covered in germs. So, we thought it would be a good idea to test you on your hygiene habits, to give you an idea of how clean your home really is!

Are you ready? Let’s dive right in!


How Clean is Your Kitchen Really?

Let’s take a look at a couple of questions and gauge an idea of how clean your kitchen really is.

1. How often do you clean your kitchen floor?

You should clean your kitchen floor at least once a week. For some great floor cleaning tips, check out our article here.


2. How often do you clean your kitchen bin?

Your kitchen bin should be fully cleaned with anti-bacterial cleaner and then left to soak in soapy water once a week. This helps to keep bad odours and germs at bay, keeping your kitchen smelling fresh.


3. How regularly do you clean or replace your kitchen sponges?

Your kitchen sponges are harbourers of dirt and bacteria, so you should replace all your used sponges once a week.


4. Do you clean your chopping board?

Your chopping board can contain 200xmore faecal bacteria than a toilet seat! Wash and dry your chopping board thoroughly after every use to avoid the build-up of germs and bacteria.


5. When do you clean your tea towels?

Your tea towels harbour significant amounts of bacteria. In fact, studies have found they are one of the dirtiest items in your house. So, be sure to replace your tea towel with a new one at the end of each day and wash all tea towels on a high temperature to kill germs and bacteria.


6. When did you last clean your oven?

You should clean your oven thoroughly every three months! At Why Bother Cleaning, we know how much of a job cleaning your oven can be and that’s why we’ve written our top oven cleaning tips to make your life easier.


How Clean is Your Bathroom?

Your bathroom is one of the rooms in your home that gets dirty the fastest, so it’s important you know the trouble spots and what needs cleaning regularly.

7. How often do you clean your bathroom towels?

We use our towels to dry ourselves with and they can easily spread viruses and bacteria. To avoid the spreading of germs you should wash your towels every three days on a high temperature and change your hand towels every day. It sounds like a lot (and it is!) but keeping your towels clean will help prevent your from family getting sick.


8. Do you simply squirt bleach into your toilet, leave it for a while and then flush?

Because that is not enough! Your toilet needs bleach around the rim and in the bowl, as well as a thorough scrub once a week. When cleaning your toilet, you should also use antibacterial spray on the toilet seat, lid, and handle every couple of days to keep bacteria at bay.


9. How regularly do you clean your shower?

Your shower should be fully cleaned once a week with a bathroom spray. Use glass cleaner on the glass and be sure to clean out the plughole to avoid blocked drains! Don’t forget to take down your shower curtain and clean it every three months to avoid mould and mildew build-up.


Cleaning the Bedroom

Your bedroom should be your sanctuary and it should also be kept clean! So, here are our tips for managing hygiene in your bedroom.

10. How often do you clean your bedsheets?

You must wash your bedsheets at least once a week. Sweat, hair, dead skin cells and so much more can accumulate in your sheets, causing allergic reactions and sickness. So, be sure to wash your bedding regularly.


11. Have you ever cleaned your mattress?

Cleaning your mattress is extremely important and should be done every three months as a minimum. For all our mattress cleaning tips, click here.


12. Do you hoover your bedroom regularly?

You should hoover your bedroom at least once a week. Have you ever hoovered behind the bed? Probably not. Be sure to hoover behind the bed and other items of bedroom furniture every six months to reduce dust build-up and keep allergies at bay.


Cleaning the Living Room

How regularly do you clean your living room and how often do you clean those commonly forgotten items?

13. Have you ever cleaned your curtains?

Most of us don’t think about cleaning our curtains but they can harbour a lot of dust and bacteria. Remove your curtains and wash them once every three years to ensure mould, dust, and mildew does not build up on the material (a common cause of allergies).


14. Do you clean your light switches and remote controls?

You’ve probably never thought about cleaning these spaces in your living room before, but they can be some of the dirtiest areas in your home. You should clean all light switches and remote controls with antibacterial wipes once a week.


How Did You Do?

How did you get on with our cleaning quiz? What did you score out of 14? Let us know in the comments below! And if you didn’t score very well, we hope our cleaning tips have given you some good advice.


Call Why Bother Cleaning Today

If you’ve been missing some common areas of your home in your cleaning schedule and the thought of tackling them is too much, call Why Bother Cleaning. We offer a thorough domestic cleaning service for all our customers and can have your home clean and sparkling in next to no time. For more cleaning advice, tips and tricks, visit our blog.

And keep an eye out for our next blog post: How to Clean Those Commonly Forgotten Areas in Your Home

 

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