Updated: Nov 16, 2021
Most of the time people are in what I like to call "Auto Mode". "Auto Mode" is when you are just so used to going about your everyday tasks that sometimes bigger task or things that are not done on the daily fall by the waist side.
For Example: We may wake up and make our bed everyday, because it's in our "Auto Mode". What's not in our auto mode is washing our bedding. I wouldn't be lying if I said that I have went longer than 2 weeks without washing my bedding, because I have (on accident of course), but sometimes it can slip your mind when you are going about your day dealing with whatever life has to throw at you.
So I say that to say this! Just because you clean your house every day does not mean It's Clean! It's a few things that may just slip our minds that we have to remember to keep our homes so fresh and so clean clean! (Insert Outcast song)
Wash bedding Often!
Okay well since we were already on the subject off bedding, I thought it would be appropriate to start here. We have to make sure that we are washing our bedding at least once every 2 weeks, but now since COVID I think we should be washing them once a week in HOT, HOT water.
Did you know that washing your bedding often helps reduce allergens and keeps your home smelling fresh.
Don't forget to also wash your pillows at least every 4 months to help them last longer, but remember not all pillows are created equally! While most styles are machine washable, some are dry-clean only, have front-loading washing machine restrictions or advise only spot-treating, so make sure to check the care tag to see what your best options is.
Use Baking Soda on Rugs and Carpets
According to RugDoctor.com you should be deep cleaning your carpet every 12-18 months. I definitely clean mines a bit more often than that. I have a big family of 5 and a Dog, so I clean every 3-6 months.
Ever wonder what you can do to keep carpets and rugs fresh in between shampooing? Well, the first thing you can to is regularly vacuum twice a week at the least, but I honestly find myself vacuuming every other day.
I use baking soda on my rugs and carpets, because it helps get rid of home odors. You sprinkle it all over your area and let it sit at least 15-20 minutes, then vacuum. Now if you have pets like me another great hack is to spray your area with hydrogen peroxide and let it sit for 24 hours and do the baking soda step the last 15-20 minutes. This has worked very well in my home.
Use Vinegar to help kill odors
A lot of people don’t even know that vinegar is the goat! You can use it to disinfect and rid your home of all kinds of odors! The list of things you can use vinegar for is endless, but the main thing we need to know about today is keeping your home smelling fresh And looking clean!
If you have a overall smell you want to vanquish and not just mask take some white vinegar and boil it on the stove! Yes, the initial smell will be strong, but it will combat those odors leaving your home odor free!
Two amazing cleaning hacks that work with white vinegar:
Disinfect your toilet bowls by soaking 2 cups of vinegar into your toilet overnight!
To whiten grout anywhere in your home dip a toothbrush in white vinegar and scrub those grout lines, and viola good as new!
Clean your Ceiling Fans!
OMG Ceiling Fans are sooo overlooked, and can easily go months without being wiped! This is something I used to struggle to remember so bad, but once I realized how much disgusting dirt and dust it was harboring I changed my ways!