Things that need cleaning just once a year
Category: Home Cleaning
The Good Housekeeping Guide has helpfully published a list of things it believes only need to be cleaned once every year - and there's plenty worth bearing in mind if you don't want your house to be a haven to dust and germs.
For instance, it suggests wiping down window frames every 365 days, maybe using a brush to sweep off dirt around the frame and then use a spray cleaner to give more stubborn bits of dirt more intensive treatment.
Light bulbs are another feature that can get very dirty if they aren't cleaned once in a while. Take a look at the lights in your kitchen and bathroom and you'll be amazed/disgusted at just how sticky and dusty they can be.
Soft furnishings also need to looked after and maintained. How much dust gathers on curtain fabric, for instance, throughout a typical year? A lot, probably.
And upholstered furniture might also take a lot of punishment from one day to the next and need some intense attention from time to time.
We know these jobs don't need doing every single week, but getting them done could still be a drain on your time and resources, especially if you'd rather be doing something else.
And of course, things like furniture and carpet can be quite tricky to clean, so you might not want to risk having a go yourself and ruining them.
In which case, we would highly recommend you bring in a professional cleaner at least once a year to take care of business in all those areas that don't get daily or weekly attention.
Think of it like taking your car for a service - and your house will be spick and span for the year ahead.