In this article, we will tell you which household items should not be cleaned too often.

“We didn’t know”: 9 things in the house that should not be washed often

1. Carpets

While regular vacuuming of carpets is important to remove surface dirt,deep - damages fibersand leads to rapid wear. It is enough to give rugs to dry cleaning every 12-18 months.

2. Window

Washing windows too often can scratch and damage the window sealant. It is better to clean them 2 times a year - in spring and autumn, or as needed.

3. Wooden furniture

Frequent cleaning can strip the wood of its natural oils, causing the material to dry out and crack. Regularly wipe wooden furniture from dust with a dry cloth or pipedaster and use a damp one - 1-2 times a month.

4. Leather upholstery on furniture

Like wood furniture, over-cleaning leather furniture will cause it to dry out and crack. Use a special leather conditioner every six months to keep your skin more supple.

5. Cast iron pans

Cast iron cookware must have an oil layer on it so that the food does not burn during cooking. Instead of washing, wipe the surface with a paper toweland clean them with hot water and a stiff brush as needed. But after the general cleaning, do not forget to ignite the pan with oil in the oven to create a non-stick film. 

Note: the oil fills the small pores in the cast iron and creates a protective layer.

6. Oven

Frequent use of harsh chemicals against grease and carbon can damage the inside of the oven. Don't let it get to that point, but wipe the interior with a damp cloth after each use and deep clean every six months.

7. shower heads

Excessive scrubbing can damage the coating and lead to leaks. Once a year, soak your shower head in a vinegar solution to remove mineral deposits.

8. Granite countertops

Granite countertops are durable, but frequent washing deprives them of sealant and makes them dull. Wipe clean with a damp cloth and mild soap, avoid using harsh chemicals.

9. Pillows

Frequent washing can damage the filling and cause them to lose their shape. Get your pillows dry-cleaned every six months and fluff them regularly.