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I would recommend the Cleanhome service to anyone it’s great value for money easy to set up and Sharon and Phil are extremely professional. My cleaner Kate always does a fantastic job.

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Cleanhome York were very quick to respond to my initial query and were able to find me the right support in less than one week. I was looking for a cleaner as soon as possible … but I never thought Cleanhome would be able to act so quickly. I had not heard of Cleanhome York before so I was very impressed with this service. Vicky has been excellent – its like having a second pair of hands … only better!!

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How often should I clean this? (Weekly Edition)

Weekly/weekend cleaning is a routine many of us including myself follow. But what really needs cleaning once a week? I’ve put together a list of things that should be cleaned once a week as part of my “How often should i clean this?” series. 


Clean the floors 

Vacuuming carpets and rugs should be a weekly job (more often if your home has pets). This will keep dust, dirt and allergens away to prevent illnesses. Floors such as bathrooms and kitchens should also be cleaned weekly. These can be mopped or steamed. You might want to wash your kitchen floor a little more often as bacteria from food can spread through regular use.



Mirrors are something not many of us think to clean very often. Bathroom mirrors especially should be cleaned weekly as brushing your teeth and cleaning your face can leave water marks and dirt. To clean them simply spray with glass cleaner and wipe over with a microfiber cloth. This should be done in a zig-zag fashion from top to bottom. After this Wipe it over again with a dry microfiber cloth and buff the mirror until dry.


Change Bedding

Bedding comes in many different parts, each should be washed at different intervals. Sheets, duvet covers and pillow covers should all be washed once a week. When washing sheets be sure to use a 60 degree wash to kill any bacteria. 

The other parts of your bedding should be washed as following:

Duvet: Wash twice a year

Pillows: Wash every 3 months

Mattress protector: Wash every 2 months. If like me you have a thick mattress protector this can often lead to pills forming. A disposable razor is an easy way to remove these without damaging the material!

Mattress: Vacuum every couple of months


Clean Microwave

Microwaves are a commonly used household appliance that rarely get the care they should. I know I can occasionally be forgetful and only clean it if i forget to cover my bolognese and end up with a disaster! If your microwave hasn’t experienced disaster cleaning it can be done quickly by wiping with a wet sponge, spraying with a green cleaner and letting it set for a couple minutes before wiping it away. 

If you, like me, have experienced a microwave related disaster. You can place a bowl filled with ½ water and ½ vinegar in the microwave on full power for 5 minutes. This should loosen any stuck food particles and make wiping it away significantly easier. 


I’ve used this blog to talk through the things that should be cleaned at least once a week as part of my series here at Cleanhome York. Be sure to check out my previous blog on things that should be cleaned daily and keep your eyes peeled for more in this series to come!


DISCLAIMER: The advice contained herein is provided “as is” without any representations or warranties, express or implied.  Cleanhome makes no representations or warranties in relation to any advice in this article or the information and materials contained or referred to within it.  Any application of advice, guidance or materials referred to herein is done so at the users own risk.  Always check the label and follow manufacturer’s recommendations. Test a small area first. Wear protective clothing when handling caustic substances.


Cleanhome York – Bespoke Service.

We are not happy until you are! Your cleaner will usually tailor their services to fit exactly with your requirements, including spring cleaning and ironing.

Bespoke Service

We are not happy until you are! Your cleaner will usually tailor their services to fit exactly with your requirements, including spring cleaning and ironing.

Peace of Mind

Only 1 in 50 applicants makes it on to our carefully screened database. We interview them twice, visit them in their own homes and take up at least two references. And if they still subsequently don't measure up to your standards, we will send you someone who does.

Personal Cleaner

We don't operate in teams, and therefore you get the same cleaner every week. This is good because you develop a relationship with your cleaner. We have some clients who have had the same cleaner for years and years - and that's what we want for you.

COVID-19 Announcement


Firstly, we sincerely hope you and your family remain safe and healthy in these extremely worrying times.

I write in respect of the business fee as we are asking all clients who miss any cleans to keep a record of them. We can then ensure you are refunded any business fees paid over this time for the cleans that have been missed.

As the cleaners work directly for you it is up to you whether you wish to retain their services at this time and we support wholly any decision you make. We also ask that you follow up to date government advice to keep both yourself and your family safe, as well as the cleaner.

The government advice is that people are being allowed to travel to and from work, but only where that work can not be done from home. This means that your cleaner can continue to clean for you should you wish, but that government guidelines on social distancing must obviously be observed.

Most of our clients are continuing with their cleaner, however others are asking that we put the cleaning on hold for the moment, which we are also very happy to do - we will support your wishes to the very best of our ability and will ensure that any of the missed cleans get either refunded or ‘banked’ – whichever you prefer, and we guarantee you will not lose out financially.

Both the cleaners and myself are self-employed. We are a small, local business and we will continue to do our best for both our clients and cleaners in these challenging times. Our office will be open as usual and we appreciate the continued support of all our valued clients.

In return we would like to offer our assistance, if any is needed, to all our clients at this very difficult time, and in particular to our older clients who may be self-isolating. If there is any help that we can provide in any way then please, just give us a call and we will do everything we can to help.

If anything good comes out of this terrible situation, then it’s that we all need to look out for each other, and we are very happy to play our part.

Stay safe and well 😊