I’ve never seen the importance of cleaning the small things in my home. Dusting the cabinets and wiping out the microwave, just seem unimportant. You are only going to get more dust built up and more food trapped into the walls and sides of the microwave. Or so I thought. It wasn’t until I moved in with my girlfriend that I started to become more conscious of cleaning things around my house. I didn’t want her to think I was scuzzy or dirty. I began to do my laundry on a weekly basis. I began cleaning the shower more frequently. I also began changing the air filters for our HVAC equipment. My girlfriend has bad allergies. She use to just sneeze for hours. I felt terrible. I wanted to spend quality time with her in our home. I decided I should research ways to make the air quality in our home improved. One way was to replace or clean your air filters every single month. I began doing this and she saw results immediately. Each month you should remove the filter and either change it completely to a new one, or clean it. Some people take the filter to the sink and rinse and scrub the dust and grime off. While this option is perfectly ok, you won’t get the best air quality unless you change the filter altogether. There will always be people who cut corners. I try not to do that anymore. I want my girlfriend to be comfortable, and I have to admit too, that our energy bill even decreased a little. I figure it’s because it does not have to work as hard.