5 Factors To Consider When Washing Your Sheets

It’s said that the average person will spend over 30 years in our beds over our lifetime. Sounds shocking, but whether it’s watching tv, scrolling through our phone, having personal time or actually sleeping, it sounds about right.

But what’s wrong, is the amount of time in between the frequency of washing our sheets. There are a few factors that make frequency in sheet washing a must. Let’s take a look at 5 factors to consider when washing your sheets.

Factors To Consider In How Often You Should Wash Your Sheets

1. Do you sleep in the buff?

2. Do pets get on your bed?

3. Do you sleep alone?

4. Do you have allergies?

5. Is your facial skin care a big priority?

All of these factors have a big impact on the frequency of washing your sheets.

What Is In Your Sheets?

The shocking truth about sheet washing is what you can’t see on your sheets.

Dust mites, their carcasses and fecal matter live off of your dead skin cells. And our friends over at Denise Bell Skin Care shared with us that we shed 50 million skin cells every day. So what you can’t see, dust mites can, and they eat it. Then you sleep in the remnants of that night after night. This isn’t a good thing for your skin care routine no matter what product you’re using.

When we sleep naked to free ourselves from the entanglement of clothes, our bodies release body fluids and fecal matter.

So taking a shower and getting into a couple weeks worth of entanglements just doesn’t sound relaxing to your skin and breathing does it?

Another Factor To Consider When Washing Your Sheets

Pets seems to love human beds more than their own. They alone shed dander and more which adds to what we are also shedding in the bed. Now that’s just an added reason to sneeze in the morning just reading this.

So the shocking truth is that you are most likely not washing your sheets enough.

Weekly washing is a must.

PRO TIP: Pre-treating stains that you can see before tossing them in the washer is a bonus.

SHOCKING FACT: Avoid the fabric softeners too. They add a residue that builds up over time and decreases your sheets breathability causing you to feel overheated in your sheets.

My personal touch note: I absolutely love a bamboo lyocell sheet. They combine softness and breathability. Leave a note if you’d like to know a few of my favorite brands.

2 Cleaning Products That Are Magic Together.

If your white sink ☕️🚰 is stained this blogs for you. If you’ve ever blown a candle 🕯out and the black soot left marks on your counter this blogs for you. The list goes on and on, but I can show you better than I can tell you.


The above white sink transformation was from the after clean up of one of our favorite clients projects. Check out her bright talent at http://Chairwhimsy.com She also teaches you how to put your own personal touch on your own chair too!

Now I can admit that the after look of the sink is not spotless, but you have to understand that this sink has been used for paintbrush cleaning for years.

This tip is not only for white sinks. From stainless steel sinks with stains, white tennis shoes, hard water build up on shower doors and faucets and more!

The Two Cleaning Product Magic Trick

  1. Magic Eraser (SAVE MONEY💰tip and order from http://Spongeoutlet.com
  2. Bar Keepers Friend Soft Cleanser (SAVE MONEY 💰 and poke a hole in the removable seal under the lid, because it pours out a LOT of unnecessary product if you remove the seal, and you don’t need a lot)
  3. Wet the magic eraser, add a dollop of Bar Keepers Friend on the magic eraser and scrub to remove stains
  4. MAJOR TIP🚨Don’t let the product stay on the surface for longer than a minute as it can damage the surface! Rinse with water and dry with a dry rag.

Our coffee loving clients moved into their new Luxury residence at The Grove Atx http://Thegroveatx & chose a beautiful white sink in their kitchen. One day the homeowner asked me why she could not get her sink as clean as we do, and I shared with her the above tip. The Two Cleaning Product Magic Trick is a game changer for scuffs, coffee marks, stains that you never thought you could remove, and cleaning without damaging a surface.

Covid has made cleaning popular and has pushed me to share some of my best cleaning Smarter NOT Harder cleaning tips and trick we use. Check us out on Instagram for more. https://www.instagram.com/pennyspersonaltouchservices/

Tarrytown Cleaning Services with a detailed personal touch

5 Mistakes That Make Your Home Dustier

Good ole allergy season is sneaking into the dust piles of our homes, but we can easily prevent it from setting up shop in our homes by….. learning the mistakes we may be making while dusting.

The welcoming Austin weather has made it more inviting for us to chill outside more. Oak seems to be the first welcoming host though. Whether we are masked up or not, what we do outside can still have a lasting effect on the dust we bring inside of our homes.

Man sitting outside with drink in one hand and cigar in another with Cartier bracelets on

Dusting is already a tedious task, and yes I’d rather chill outside than dust, but we’ve learned a few tricks of the trade to make dusting more efficient and easier and I hope it helps your home dusting techniques become more efficient for you too.

So if you’re an allergy suffer or can’t understand why your home may be dustier than usual, let’s see if these mistakes may be part of the cause.

Fluffy Fuzzy

Fluffy beige rug on wood floor

Those cute fluffy fuzzy floor rugs that really can’t be vacuumed thoroughly are a dust trap.
Fluffy fuzzy is not good for the allergies because they harbor more dust than flat rugs or carpets.
This also goes for curtains, pillows and throws. We use them often, but clean them thoroughly rarely.
✅Dry clean the drapes
✅Toss the pillows in the dryer
✅Schedule a professional rug cleaner for your hard to clean rugs.

Dusty Dingy

a yellow and blue dingy microfiber rags

Cleaning with thin rags or old dusters are the best way to just move around dust. Use thick microfiber rags and lambs wool dusters that attract and trap the dust you wipe. The rag shown above is a good example of a rag that’s not effective in dusting anything. A rag needs to have thick fibers to lock in the dust. While providing our Austin Cleaning Services, we use specific color coded rags that are replaced very often to stay efficient

Skippy Sloppy

a small grey entry rug on white wood floors

Don’t skip over putting an entry mat outside your front door, and then also inside your front door. It can be the first stop to trap dust from entering from shoes. Think of all the slop you’ve skipped around in all day, including that green Austin pollen. A nice swipe on your door mat from your shoes is better than skipping over and slopping that all into your home.

Crusty Musty

A lady foot in a balenciaga black and white checkered shoe and a mans foot in a Cole Hahn blue shoe with striped socks on with green grass in the background

I really look forward to attending the UMLAUF Sculpture Garden Party in June again. There’s so many reasons to just enjoy the outdoors more after the turmoil we all have faced. But remembering to remove our shoes once we get home is just as important in scheduling fun outdoor activities that you can look forward to. It’s a must to keep the outside dust from becoming crust in your floors and carpets.
The person that got gas before you probably spit on the ground that you’re now stepping in.
Then you go home and stomp crust that into your floors and more.
Carpet odors and shoes go hand in hand.  After trampling through the outdoors, we walk that into our carpets indoors in an enclosed box we call home. The smell of musty carpets has nowhere to go but to hover around until you can vacuum them efficiently to remove the dust. CLICK FOR US TO DUST FOR YOU

A gloved hand dusting a Muhammad Ali memorabilia art piece with Muhammed Ali's glove inside

If you’d rather spend more time collecting moments outside, we can sweep on in and routinely care for the dust before it piles up. Our Miele vacuums have the best HEPA filters, and our procedures are detailed in trapping dust to remove it.

Suck at Sucking

A black Miele vacuum with an attachment by a colorful rug with two swivel chairs

Using a vacuum that has leftover dust and debris from the dog and more can clog your vacuum over time causing you to spread more dust out while using it.
Check and change your vacuum filters and bags before every use to ensure they don’t suck at sucking the dust up.