Things you have to clean only once a year!

You truly love to have everything clean and shiny, but there are severa things your need’t clean as often as you might think!

And here they are:

Washing machine

The faithful workhorse that keeps our clothes and linens fresh needs its own thorough yearly scrubbing. Use a vinegar and baking soda treatment to soak the inside of the washer, then follow up with detail cleaning and an extensive wipe-down, both inside and out. Your washer will sparkle, and your clothes will get a bonus boost to boot.

Clothes dryer

Since you’re already in the laundry room, go ahead and give that dryer some TLC too. The lint filter needs just a bit of soapy water, and the dryer drum can easily be wiped down with a damp cloth. Then it’s time to get serious. Dryer exhaust vents are a leading cause of dryer fires and therefore should be cleaned (and inspected) yearly.

Clothes dryer cleaning
Clothes dryer cleaning

Window treatments

Your curtains, drapes, and blinds need a deep clean no more than once a year, though a light dusting may be required more often. Wipe down blinds with a damp cloth or clean more thoroughly with soapy water where necessary, and launder (or dry clean) drapes and curtains as instructed.

Inside the pantry and cabinets

This is a perfect opportunity to cross more than one item off your tidying-up list. Once a year, undertake the chore of pulling down everything from your cabinets and off your pantry shelves.

Light fixtures

Light fixtures are amazing at collecting dust. You can also wipe them down with a microfiber cloth or soak them in a sink full of soapy water.

Windows

Window-washing can be a tough chore, but it can also transform your space in a way that’s truly breathtaking. One hot tip is to toss the paper towels and invest in a squeegee or a strip applicator. A little dishsoap in a bucket of hot water or a multipurpose cleaner go a long way in making the windows of your home look picture perfect.

Beneath heavy furniture and large appliances

One day each year, roll up your sleeves and go head-to-head with the dust bunnies beneath your couch or bed and the collection of crumbs behind your stove.

Here’s to clean homes everyone! 🙂

Next time, we’ll talk to you about the garage and all the spaces outside, ok?

 

 

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