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The Ultimate Guide to Household Item Hygiene: How Often Should You Wash That?

June 24, 2024

Washing Throw Pillows

Keeping your home clean is essential for a healthy living environment, but how often do you really need to wash those every day items? From towels to pillows to shower curtains, each item has it's own cleaning schedule. At Laundry Lounge, we're here to take the guesswork out of household hygiene. Let's take a closer look into the ultimate guide to keeping your home fresh and clean!

RoomHousehold ItemWashing Frequency
BathroomBath Towels3-4 uses or weekly
Hand TowelsDaily or every other day
WashclothsAfter every use
Shower Curtain LinersMonthly
Bath MatsWeekly
PillowsEvery 3-6 months
Comforters/DuvetsEvery few months/seasonally
Mattress PadsMonthly
KitchenDish TowelsDaily
Kitchen TowelsAfter every use
Reusable Grocery BagsAfter each use
ApronsWeekly or after each use
Oven Mitts/Pot HoldersMonthly or when visibly dirty
Living AreasThrow BlanketsEvery 1-2 weeks
Decorative PillowsEvery few months/seasonally
Curtains/DrapesEvery 3-6 months
Rugs/CarpetsVacuum regularly, deep clean 6-12 months
OtherPet BedsWeekly
Stuffed AnimalsEvery few months
Backpacks/PursesMonthly or when dirty
Gym BagsAfter every use

Additional Notes:

  • Always check the care labels on your items for specific washing instructions.
  • Adjust the washing frequency based on your personal preference and usage.

Keeping your household items clean is essential for a healthy and happy home. By following these guidelines, you can stay sure that everything from your towels to throw pillows stay fresh and free of germs. Remember, regular washing is key to maintaining a hygienic living environment. As always, pleases refer to the manufacturers tag instructions prior to laundering, for any special care or requirements.

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