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Do you have any personal item that you can’t live without it? Like mobile phones, earphones, towels, or makeup accessories. You must be very cautious about how to take care of them so you can use them for a long time. How often do you clean or wash these items? Have you wondered how dirty are they?
Taking care of your stuff might be a little too much sometimes. But if these items cost a lot of fortune, you need to be responsible for cleaning and maintaining them in good condition.
How often do you need to clean your stuff?
Check this list and start to plan your week ahead.
1. Mobile Phones, Tablets, and Laptops
These items, when used often, has a higher risk of bacterial infection. Especially when you protect them with rubber covers, bacteria easily attach to this material.
It is recommended to clean your gadgets daily. Gently wipe the screen and surfaces using microfiber or dry cotton cloth. You may use a brush to remove dust. Avoid using liquid to prevent damages.
Studies show that people who often use earphones have more bacteria in their ears. While wearing earphones, it may get contaminated with bacteria because of sweat.
Regularly wipe your earphones after using them. You can use a lightly damp cloth with sanitizer to clean them. Also, gently clean the wire mesh with a brush. Try to remove the ear tip, if it is safe to do so, and wash them with soap and water. Store your earphones in a case when not in use.
Keys are regularly used and sometimes may accidentally drop in a dirty surface. When not cleaned regularly, keys may get rusted and smelly.
Immediately clean your keys with a tissue or cloth after dropping it. You can use sanitizer if possible. To clean them thoroughly, you can wash your keys with soap and water. Wipe them with a cloth and apply some oil to make it shiny.
Whether it’s a designer bag or a traveling bag, cleaning makes it look good and last longer.
If you are using the bag every day, clean it once a week. Empty the bag and turn the lining inside out. Check the label and follow the instructions on how to clean it. You may use a damp cloth to wipe your bag. Do not use harmful chemicals to avoid damaging it.
If you are one of those who love to buy luxury items, you need to be aware of how to take care of them. To clean the designer bags that you don’t often use, you can go to professionals to clean them, or you can clean it yourself using specialist cleaning products. You can do this every 2-3 months to maintain the quality.
Washing or cleaning your shoes once or twice a week can keep your shoes in good condition. Excessive washing can cause discoloration.
To clean your sneakers or rubber shoes, you can use soap and water and scrub it with a brush. After cleaning, dry your shoes properly to avoid stain and bad odor. You can use a waterproofing treatment so you can keep it clean for a long time.
To clean your leather shoes, you can use a brush to remove dirt and dust. You can wipe it with a damp cloth. If you want to make it shiny, you can rub shoe polish on it.
Prescription eyeglasses may cost you a fortune. So the best way to keep its condition is to clean it at least once a day.
You can use soap and water to wash them. Use soft cotton or microfiber cloth to dry them. You may also use sprays or cleansers that are specifically made to clean eyeglass lenses.
7. Makeup brushes
In any beauty routine, makeup accessories play an essential part. Must regularly clean brushes. Dirty brushes may cause breakout and other skin conditions.
You should wash brushes that you often use at least once a week, for example, concealer and foundation brushes. But the brushes you don’t use much can be washed at least twice a month.
You can wash brushes with soap or shampoo. Gently massage the bristles to remove the gunk. Rinse with water and squeeze any excess water using a clean towel. Lay the brush flat to dry.
Jewelry is expensive and must properly maintain to ensure its longevity.
Give the jewelry you wear daily a weekly cleaning. You can soak it in water and mild soap. Use a brush to scrub the parts. Rinse with water and let it dry.