How do you decide when to clean certain items? It’s easy to do laundry once you run out of clothing, but how do you know when to clean your oven or the windows?
Today’s infographic might make you feel a wee bit unsanitary, but don’t worry — most of us aren’t adhering to these guidelines in our daily lives. Who knew you could vacuum a mattress — let alone that you should be doing it every six months? There is good news for the lazy, though: Your jeans only have to be washed every four to five wears, so don’t feel bad about leaving them in a heap on the floor.
Some of these targets seem plain unrealistic, but it all depends on your lifestyle. Washing your car once every week will definitely get tiresome, but it could be worth it if your car gets dirty really quickly. One of the big shockers on this list: Our purses and wallets carry E.Coli, the bacteria associated with human feces, so those need to be scrubbed often as well.
If you avoid cleaning because you’re simply not very good at it, check out our guide on how to become a mean, clean laundry machine. Happy cleaning!