We're all guilty—going weeks (or dare I say months) without washing your makeup brushes, forgetting to rotate the mattress, neglecting to wash the windows... these little tasks aren't necessarily fun ones, but they are necessary. Take a peek below, which ones are you due for?
How Often You Should: Rotate every few months. Beginning or end of each season is always a great reminder!
Wash Bed Sheets
How Often You Should: Every 7-10 days.
How Often You Should: Every 2-3 months or seasonally.
Toss Kitchen Sponges
How Often You Should: Replace every couple of weeks and make sure to never let your sponges sit in dirty water!
Replace Water Filters
How Often You Should: First and foremost, go by what the manufacturer packaging states. Usually this is every 3-6 months!
How Often You Should: Clean the interior monthly and wipe down the door weekly.
Wash or Dry Clean Seasonal Gear + Linens
How Often You Should: Frequently worn jackets should be dry cleaned or washed every season or more if you're wearing the same outerwear daily. Items like seasonal blankets and throws or pillows should be dry cleaned every 6 months or less.
How Often You Should: Wash every 3-4 uses. Depending on how many sets you're rotating, towels usually need replacing between 2-5 years for ultimate fluffiness.
Clean Makeup Brushes
How Often You Should: Ideally, daily! A spray cleaner and old towel are perfect for daily cleanings. Then, once a week, those babies deserve a good washing.
Replace Your Toothbrush
How Often You Should: The American Dental Association recommends replacing your toothbrush every 3-4 months, or sooner if the bristles are frayed.
Replace Hair Brush
How Often You Should: A dirty hair brush could actually be the cause of one too many bad hair days. Build up like product residue, dust and even yeast are the culprit. Aim to wash every month, replace every 6-12 months or sooner if the bristles are bent or missing the rounded plastic capping.
How Often You Should: This will vary depending on how often you shave, how thick your hair is and how much of your body that you shave! Think about it like this—every use creates more bacteria build up on your blades, which can lead to irritated skin or red itchy bumps. That kind of defeats the purpose of shaving for silky, smooth skin right? So, aim to replace every 1-2 weeks or at the first sign of dullness or rusting.