WHEN it comes to cleaning our homes, we all want to make sure we’re being efficient and productive with the tasks we incorporate.
An organized home means a happier, healthier lifestyle.
A cleaning expert said you should wash your bedding every week to avoid allergiesCredit: TikTok / Kami.larae
She also said it’s important to clean out your fridge regularlyCredit: TikTok / Kami.larae
One cleaning expert named Kami Larae, who goes by @kami.larea on TikTok, said there are 10 things you should do every week to keep your home allergy free.
WASH YOUR BEDDING
Although it is time-consuming and slightly boring, you should be washing your bed linens more often than you think.
“Most of us spend over 50 hours in bed each week.
“Sweat, oil, and dead skin build up in your sheets, which can cause breakouts, eczema, and allergies.”
She advised using hot water when you wash the sheets weekly to kill the germs.
Rather than leave that old bag of lettuce tucked away in the fridge drawer, toss it.
“Go through your refrigerator and throw out any old foods.
“Then, remove all the containers in your fridge and give the shelves a thorough cleaning.”
COOK AND CLEAN-UP
As for one of her favorite kitchen products, she loves the PowerPaste Scrubber, which can be bought at Target for $9.99.
“It really makes everything shiny and new.
“Old stuck on foods left for long periods of time may affect the taste of your food,” she said, adding that you should scrub weekly.
Many of us think quickly rinsing the coffee maker that we use every single day is enough, but Kami said it isn’t.
“Bacteria can grow and cause harm to your health.
“It’s important to not let that stuff build up over time in your appliances.”
Be sure to give it a thorough wash every week.
She moved on to the bathrooms next.
“We’re going to give them a real good clean.
“I’ll mop the shower, the tub, the shower, and the toilet areas, and disinfect as needed.”
DUSTING THE FURNITURE
Many of us find ourselves sneezing at the sight of a little dust, so it’s important to get rid of this build-up as best you can.
“But don’t just fling the particles around the room.
“We want to give it a really good cleaning to get rid of those dead skin cells,” she said, while wiping down with a disinfectant after using a duster.
Hand towels get used very frequently, that’s why Kami said you shouldn’t forget about cleaning them.
“Make sure you replace new hand towels in your guest bathroom.”
HAIR DRYER FILTER
Like coffee makers, we often forget to clean out our hair dryer filters.
“A lot of dust, makeup, and dead skin will collect here. You don’t want that stuff shooting into your face.”
Sticking to beauty products, Kami addressed your makeup brushes.
“Ladies, wash your makeup brushes. All that leftover makeup is a breeding ground for bacteria to grow, which can cause breakouts.
“You should never have a bad odor on your brushes, and if you do, you’ve waited to long.”
Lastly, she said you should make sure your floors are clean.
“Floors, especially carpet, should be vacuumed at least once a week – especially if you have pets.
“Floors of all kinds collect dirt and dust, and can cause many health issues.”
She mixes ¼ cup of vinegar with one tablespoon of nontoxic dish liquid and a gallon of hot water to create an effective floor cleaner.
Cleaning your hair dryer filer and makeup brushes is also importantCredit: TikTok / Kami.larae