Keeping Items in Good Condition: What to Clean Less Often

Maintaining household items often requires more than just a quick clean - some items need specific care in order to keep them at their best. From towels to microwaves, pajamas to jeans, there are certain measures one can take to ensure these products last longer and remain in their best condition.

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Regularly cleaning utensils and houses is important for maintaining cleanliness and hygiene. However, it is important to note that not all items require frequent cleaning, as it can be unnecessary or even harmful. Here are some items that do not need to be cleaned as often:

Towels

Towels

It is not necessary to wash towels after each use as this can cause them to deteriorate quickly. Instead, hanging them to dry in a well-ventilated area after each use is sufficient. Washing them once a week is recommended.

Microwave

If there are no food splatters on the surface of the microwave, deep cleaning it 3 or 4 times a year is adequate. The heat generated during its operation helps prevent bacterial growth or destroy them.

Wooden furniture

Using furniture polishing solutions may cause the solution to accumulate on the wood surface, attracting dust and making the furniture appear dirtier. This can also dull the paint layer and give it an older look.

Wool clothing

According to dermatologist Dr. Joshua Zeichner, clothes that come into direct contact with the skin, such as pants, sweaters, coats, bras, and pajamas, do not need to be washed immediately if they are not sweaty or dirty. They can be worn again for a second or third time. Overwashing wool clothing can distort its shape and cause damage.

Jeans

Jeans

Jeans tend to be more durable and maintain their appearance if they are washed less frequently. Some experts even recommend waiting until they have been worn 10 times before washing.

Sleepwear

It is sufficient to wash sleepwear about once a week or every 3-4 days if you sweat while sleeping. Taking a shower before bed can help keep your sleepwear clean. However, if you wear sleepwear throughout the day, it may need to be washed more frequently.

Mobile Phone

Cleaning your phone on a daily basis can make it appear shiny, but it is not necessary. Using an antibacterial cloth once a week and washing your hands before touching the screen is sufficient to maintain cleanliness.

Mirror

Cleaning the mirror with glass cleaner every day can lead to the appearance of black spots around the edges or in the middle. It is best to clean the mirror only once a week to avoid this issue.

Clay teapot

A clay teapot tends to absorb the flavors of the tea and enhance the taste with each use. Therefore, rinsing it with hot water after each use instead of using detergent is recommended for cleaning.