From Bedsheets to Bathrooms, How Often You Should Clean Items in Your Home

Health - Inside Edition Staff

Things in your home may look clean at first glance, but you might need to be washing some items much more often.  

Good Housekeeping's Meagan Murphy is sharing her secrets on how to keep your home clean.

Inside Edition brought her to the home of Nadine Mandel, a busy mom of two, to determine how often you should clean the things you come in contact with every day.

In the bedroom, bedsheets need to be washed frequently.  

"Here's the deal — your bed may look clean. It may smell good, but there's dust mites, dead skin cells. There's body oil, there's sweat,” Murphy said. “With your sheets you want to wash them once a week in the hottest water possible.” 

The pajamas that you sleep in at night also need to be cleaned frequently.  

Murphy cited a survey that shows the average woman washes theirs every 17 days. Mandel said she washes hers once a week.

However, Murphy says it's best to wash PJs once every three days. 

We all love to relax on the couch and watch TV, especially when we are not feeling well, but one of the dirtiest and most germ-riddled spots in the house is none other than the remote control. 

Murphy says to sterilize it regularly with a disinfectant wipe. 

In the bathroom, hand towels are very dirty, even if they look clean. 

Murphy suggests stocking up on single-use towels.

Outside the home, your car could be an unsuspecting spot for germs – especially your steering wheel. 

Murphy advises the use of a disinfectant wipe to keep unwanted germs away as you navigate the roads.