What if we told you that you were cleaning way too often?

That’s right; you don’t actually have to be cleaning every Sunday, all afternoon, to keep your home clean.

Here are 5 things you are probably cleaning too much.

Clothes

If most of your time is spent in the laundry room, you are most definitely cleaning your clothes too often. Unless you were sweating in them or were rolling around in mud, there’s no reason to wash your clothes if you haven’t worn them more than once.

Just think: Fewer laundry loads also means you’ll have extra free time and money to spend on your other bills.

Read more: Bad Cleaning Habits You Need to Break

Dirty dishes

You are wasting your time if you rinse dirty dishes before putting them in the dishwasher, so skip sink duty after you eat a meal!

Dishwasher detergent contains enzymes that attach themselves to food particles. When you wash the dirt and grime away, the detergent can’t cling to your dishes or silverware and it’ll just be wasted (not to mention all that water you’re wasting also!).

Bedspreads and Comforters

Unless you spend 24 hours in your bed or you have a lot of pets that do, you don’t need to wash your bedding weekly. Clean them at the end of every season instead.

Carpets and Upholstered Furniture

If you want to get a good, deep clean for your carpets and upholstered furniture, it’s best to call a professional. But don’t forget, you really should be cleaning your carpets at least once a week.

Curtain and Drapes

These don’t need frequent cleaning — but you should at least give it a thorough cleaning once a year. If you are concerned about dust, take down the drapes and toss them in your dryer on the “air-only” cycle. This will remove the dust and even some wrinkles. (Don’t use heat, this will shrink fabrics!).

The dedicated and highly skilled Triple S staff includes the most Clean Trust* Certified Technicians and Master Technicians of any company in the Northeast. Contact us today!

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Stamford Plant | 400 West Main Street
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