When to Change What’s in Your Home!
I’m sure you’ve wondered…how often should I change and wash bedclothes, towels, toothbrushes, and more? Here are some answer from the experts, and why!
You shed 500 million cells per day, so your bed could include sweat, pet dander, fungi, and mold, among other ‘things’. Bed sheets & blankets should be washed every two weeks, and more often when you’re sick, or if you sweat a lot overnights. I also vacuum my mattress when I change the bed.
Pillows absorb dead skin cells and hair, body oil, and more. They should be washed every 6 months, and replaces every one to two years.
Regular toothbrush, or the head if you use an electric toothbrush should be replaces every 3-4 months. Or sooner, if it’s getting worn before that.
Your Kitchen Sponges:
Because bacteria that can cause foodborne disease stay on your sponges & scrubbies – even after they’re cleaned in the microwave or in boiling water; (gross)…they should be replaced weekly. That’s a lot of sponges to go through in a year!
Your Dish Towels:
After every use.
Your Bath Towels:
Lots of dead skin cells on those! They should be washed at least once a week.
Your Makeup brush:
Makeup brushes should be replaced every three months, or before that if they’re worn out (have discoloration, lost bristles, or unusual smells).
Your Reusable Water Bottles:
Look out for any foul smells that don’t come out when washed, or any buildup around the lid, or cracks in the plastic. If your bottle has any of these things going on, it’s time to replace it.
Source: The Active Times