- Handy infographics reveal exactly how often you should clean household items
- Curtains and cushion covers should be washed once every three months
- Meanwhile, you should replace your toothbrush every three to six months
As many of us begin our annual spring clean, experts have revealed exactly how often we should be cleaning our every day items.
From your make-up brushes to your mattress, there are many items around the house that need a thorough clean – probably more often than you think.
The experts at Mattress Online have created a series of handy infographics to show exactly how often you should clean and wash a variety of household items.
Your make-up brushes, for example, should be cleaned once a week using a cleanser or shampoo.
Experts have revealed exactly how often you should clean your everyday items
This is because a nasty bacteria called streptococcus can live in the bristles or on a sponge, and cause illnesses such as strep throat, scarlet fever and impetigo.
Meanwhile, your mattress should be vacuumed once a fortnight, while your curtains and cushion covers should be washed once every three months.
You also shouldn’t forget to replace some household items regularly – including your toothbrush every three to six months, and your toilet brush every six months.
So, are you cleaning enough? Take a look at the infographics below to work out exactly how often you need to clean your everyday items….