How Often Should You Wash Your Stuff?

Here are some guidelines to help you figure out when to wash various things in your house… and even on your own body.

Sheets: Once a week- Sheets should be washed often to remove a buildup of debris, dust, sweat and other icky things. Use hot water and a hot dryer cycle to kill all germs.

Cars: Every one to three weeks- wash it once a week if you live near a large body of water, somewhere with extreme weather conditions, drive a lot or park outside.

Dogs: As needed- Let your nose be your guide! If your pooch is smelly or feels oily to the touch, then it’s time to wash. This ranges from once a month to 4 times a year.

Jeans: Every four to five wears- This is okay as long as they’re not stained. Over washing can cause them to wear out prematurely.

Bras: Every 3 to 4 wears- A general rule is that you should never wear the same bra two days in a row, because elastic needs time to reshape.

Your Face: Every night (and possibly in the morning)- Cleansing every night prevents clogged pores and breakouts. If you have oily skin, wash again in the morning.

Your Hair: Every other day- Washing your hair every day strips it of natural oils, so it’s best to shampoo on alternating days at most.

Window Screens: Once a year- When warm weather arrives, it’s time to de-grime and let the fresh air in.

Windows: Twice a year- preferably with a squeegee.

Mattress: Every six months- Believe it or not, it’s pretty easy to do this. Vacuum the top, then wipe down with a lightly damp, soapy cloth.

Oven: Every six months- Not all ovens are self-cleaning. If yours isn’t, set it up to clean while you sleep.

Pots and Pans: Three times a year

Carpet: Once a year.

Purse: Every week- Field tests have shown that purses sometimes carry traces of E. coli, most often on the bottom, which rests on germy surfaces.

Dishwasher: Every month- pour vinegar into a dishwasher-safe cup, then place the cup upright on (empty) dishwasher’s top rack.

Sink and Drain: Every day- Because the kitchen sink has the second-highest concentration of microorganisms in the home, it should be cleaned daily.

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Toby outearns Taylor, calls her “best female songwriter”

Forbes Magazine has released it’s list of the top 12 highest paid country acts, and there’s a new #1.  Toby Keith earned an estimated $65 million from his endorsement deal with Ford, his ever-expanding chain of “I Love This Bar & Grill” restaurants, and his own record label.  That’s slightly better than the $64 million earned by Taylor Swift, who was the top wage earner among country stars in 2013.

But Toby, ever the gentleman, helped soothe any bad feelings by calling Taylor “the BEST female country songwriter in the last 20 years” in a recent interview.  That’s pretty lofty praise indeed!

the BEST feamle songwriter in the past 20 years
the BEST feamle songwriter in the past 20 years
the BEST feamle songwriter in the past 20 years

Click here for the complete list of the Top 12 highest earning country stars.  Where did your favorite come in?

Meet Justin Moore’s New Daughter

Justin Moore just revealed the pics of his new baby girl, Rebecca Klein. Justin says big sister’s, Kennedy Faye (2 1/2) and Elle Kole (4), are completely smitten with her. And so are we!!

See for yourself here.

This Day In History – July 29


Walt Disney’s Steamboat Willie was released!

Check out this first film from the legendary Disney studios:

86 years later, and I’d still rather watch Steamboat Willie over this show:


Happy birthday to NASA!


Britain’s Prince Charles married Lady Diana Spencer in an elaborate ceremony televised worldwide from St Paul’s Cathedral in London.

750 million people worldwide tuned in to see this:

Too bad this fairy-tale wedding had to end like:


General Motors announced that Spring Hill, TN, would be the home of the Saturn automobile assembly plant!

Our friend Saturn didn’t live forever, but the life she had, she lived to the fullest! No dings on her body, ever!

and then lastly…


Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston married in Malibu, California!

Just like Charles & Di, they also divorced – in 2005.

Fourteen years after the wedding, and nine years after the divorce, they’re both still talking about it…

True love never fades, apparently

-Tyler Jackson

Who Won “The Bachelorette”?

During Monday night’s season finale of “The Bachelorette”, Andi Dorfman chose the guy she’s spend her life with… (or not).

The final two contestants were baseball player Josh Murray and account executive Nick Viall.

Andi chose… Josh, who then proposed to Andi with a Neil Lane ring. She wiped way her tears and said, “Yes!”

Read more of what happened here!



Joe Nichols has back surgery…keeps on performing

If you saw him onstage last month at Country Stampede, could you tell Joe Nichols was recovering from back surgery?

In a recent interview, Joe revealed that he had back surgery to repair damage done to his lower vertebra caused by long distance running.  The doctors told him to take it easy for a couple of weeks, but he had other ideas.

“The show’s gotta go on”, he told them.  “I’ll be in pain, but it’ll be worth it, because I’ve got babies to feed”.  And four days later, he was on stage out at Tuttle Creek State Park performing.

I have a whole new level of respect.  Joe, you’re a little crazy, but mad props!

“Slapgate” continues as the lawyers get involved

Well, so much for Tim McGraw hoping that things would just go back to normal.

The young lady who was seen on video grabbing at Tim while he performed on stage, and then getting swatted by the singer, has hired a lawyer.

Jesslyn Taylor has hired an Atlanta-based personal injury attorney named Eric Hertz.  Apparently, she wants an apology…to start.  He claims that Jesslyn did not touch Tim inappropriately, but simply wanted to “interact with him during his set”.  He also says his client is furious because she’s been getting a bad name from the incident.

For what it’s worth, police are still siding with Tim…saying that he’s the victim.

I can’t help but wonder what effect this will have on other performers leaving the stage to mingle with the crowd.  All in all…no one wins here (Tim, Jesslyn, country music fans) but the lawyers.