In the meticulous house where everything sits in its prescribed place, a homeowner is a person who can't stand living in a mess. This doesn't make them a better cleaner than the person who lives amongst clutter, it just means they work harder at keeping their home clean.

Now of course these two scenarios I have described are the extremes. Most people survive happily somewhere in between and plod along trying to keep their home in a reasonably clean condition. Some will ritually clean every week, others will do it when they can't stand the dust and dirt anymore. But what is the happy medium and how often should you clean?

If you are looking for a cleaning company in Gothenburg, then you can visit

A lot of the answer to this question depends on where you live. Should you live in a city near the main road, or in the country where there is a lot of dust you will find that your home will require dusting more often than if you live near a forest or a river. There will always be a need to dust because fine particles of pollen and soil float in the air and eventually settle. I have found over the years that after around ten days you start to see the dust on the furniture, and especially the shiny surfaces. So dusting if probably only required once a fortnight.

When it comes to bathrooms and kitchens it is a different matter. Cleaning in these areas is more for hygiene reasons than aesthetics.

With the kitchen, the benchtops, stove, and sink need to be cleaned at least once a day to stop contamination. A good quality cleanser is all that is needed. Even a wipe-over with detergent and hot water is enough, providing it is done each day.