Your comfy bed might look clean, but looks can be deceiving. If you go too long without washing your bed sheets, your most beloved piece of furniture could become unspeakably gross.
After all, you spend a lot of time in bed. And as time goes on, fungi, bacteria, soil, sweat, and more germy things accumulate on there. While they might be harmless at first, they could become significant between one or two weeks and even cause allergies, according to Philip Tierno of the New York University School of Medicine.
That's why you need to wash your sheets once a week to avoid those risks.
PLUS: See the best cleaning tricks that save time below.
Add water to any non-stick pan, then crinkle up a ball of aluminum foil and use it scrub off any tough residue. It's abrasive surface will polish your dishes in seconds, plus, clean-up is minimal--simply toss the aluminum ball in the trash when you're done!