Not Your Ordinary Laundry
What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the word laundry? Just like me, the first thing I think of are clothing items. But laundry is more than that.
By definition, laundry means articles of clothing, linens, etc. that have been or are to be washed.
Linens. They may not come in loads like our clothes, but they need to cleaned. How often do these items need to be cleaned? Let’s take a look.
SHEETS & COVERS
Sheets should be cleaned once a week to rid the dust mites. Dirty sheets can cause asthma and eczema. To ensure all pests are killed, wash your sheets at a high temperature of 35 – 65 degrees Celsius.
Every 3 to 6 months, ensure that the pillows in your house are cleaned as they too collect dust mites. There are even studies that show that pillows increase in weight when they accumulate dust mites overtime. By using the gentle cycle wash 2 pillows at every one time.
The mattress may be big in size, but it is the easiest to clean. Remove the sheets and start by vacuuming the surface of the mattress. Take a damp cloth and wipe off any stains. You may apply some linen shampoo to ease removing of the stains.
Make cleaning your carpet a yearly ritual. Before throwing it into the washing machine, give it a good vacuum to remove any allergens and visible dust.
Clean your towels on a weekly basis with warm water. It’ll keep you feeling fresh after that well deserving bath.
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