Wash the Bedding, (Including pillow cases, sheets, throws, mattress protectors and duvet covers) every week. If some items are too big to fit in your machine, take them to a laundry company if possible.
Typical prices are:
Laundry - Dried and Folded:
£8 for 6kg load £15 for 12 kg load £20 for 18 kg load
Clothing: Shirts / Tops - £1 Trousers / Jeans - £1
Pillow case - £0.80 Duvets & Bed Sheets: Single Bed - £2 Double Bed - £2.50 King Size - £3 Superking - 3.50
Flip Your Mattress. Or if you have a pillow top, rotate it to prevent grooves from forming due to sleeping in the same spot for too long. Freshen the mattress by spreading on some baking soda, letting it sit for 45 minutes to an hour, and vacuuming it back up.
• TIP: Use foam shaving cream to remove mattress stains by letting it sit for 15 minutes before wiping it off with a slightly damp rag dipped in a half-water/half-vinegar solution.
Dust Neglected Surfaces, Like Window Treatments, Headboards, and Ceiling Fans. If you have drapes, vacuum or launder them, too.
Vacuum or Mop Under Furniture, Including Behind Dressers and Under Beds. Pay extra attention to corners and skirting boards.
• TIP: If your furniture is too heavy to move, use the vacuum cleaner attachments or a telescoping pole to swivel a mop head or rag to get to hard-to-reach places.