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Household Chores That Need Care Once a Year

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Though we like our home neat and tidy, we kind of hate doing our chores. Most of us have a busy schedule and when weekend finally comes, we hate to end it by completing our chores. Therefore, this blog is there to help you cross off at least a few big items off your regular to-do list. Here is the list of quite a few household tasks that should only be done once every 12 months. Next time after you’ve accomplished them, you won’t have to worry about them until the next year.

Shampoo Carpets and Rugs

Carpets and rugs are important part of Nepalese household.  If you clean them occasionally, here is some advice. The carpets and rugs in your house need to be shampooed and deep cleaned once a year only. You can often vacuum it to remove dirt and dust particles. However, when it comes to deep cleaning, do it annually. Make sure to avoid any spills and if there is one, clean it as soon as you spot them. Also, nowadays, you can hire a professional carpet cleaner to properly shampoo and wash them. Summer is the best time to accomplish this household chore.

Clean Behind Appliances

We usually clean the outer surface of electronic appliances now and then. Nevertheless, we tend to ignore the dirt accumulating behind them in the enclosed space. If you see at the back of your oven, refrigerator or washing machine, you will be surprised on how much dust they have collected. Though it makes some time to clean at those place, one a year is enough for them.  However, make sure to get help from family members while doing so. You should also disconnect your electronic appliances before cleaning them. Winter/Spring is the best time to accomplish this household chore.

Dry Clean Curtains and Drapes

Are you procrastinating on when to clean those curtains in your home? If so, just wash them now, and you don’t have to worry about a whole year. Curtains are heavier than your usual laundry, so it is advisable to dry-clean them professionally. However, you can clean the curtain rod, window frames and window pane time to time. If you have blinds, you have to dust them on a monthly basis. Spring is the best time to accomplish this household chore.

Deep Clean Upholstered Furniture

Upholstered furniture are those with a soft and padded covering. You can simply vacuum these furnitures using a brush attachment. If they have stain, you can move onto any cleaning solution. Also, you can hire a professional to shampoo and wash them depending on your budget. Remember that it is only an annual task. Summer or autumn is the best time to accomplish this household chore.

Clean and Polish Outdoor Furniture

Outdoor furniture are the ones that collects most of the dust and dirt in the whole house. You can wipe and vacuum them once a month. However, in case of deep cleaning, once a year is enough. Wipe it with a clean cloth dipped in a mild solution of liquid soap and water, if you have wood furniture. You can use a strong mixture of water and dishwashing liquid or any other detergent in case of plastic or cane outdoor furniture. Spring is the best time to accomplish this household chore.

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