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The Dirtiest Places Around Your Home

The Dirtiest Places Around Your Home

Keeping your home healthy and clean means knowing where to clean and how often. Different places in your house get dirtier than others, so it’s important to make sure you sweep through these places regularly. Here’s some of the messiest places in the house that collect germs:

  1. Light switches and door knobs: Think about how often you touch one of these objects every day. You probably lose count, right? Well for how often you touch these objects, it only makes sense that they collect the most germs. Clean these areas with a disinfectant about once or week or more if there’s a family member that is sick in the household.
  2. Kitchen surfaces: Not only do you touch this area every day, it also comes into contact with food like raw meat and chicken. If you leave them unclean, it’s very easy to catch diseases like E. coli and salmonella. Wipe down the area weekly or after you cook, especially the areas people touch the most like kitchen like the kitchen faucet, the microwave buttons and the fridge handle.
  3. Kitchen sponges and towels: Related to the kitchen surfaces, make sure you keep the cleaning materials you store in the kitchen clean. Bacteria, germs and other filth thrive in dark, wet places. To combat this, wash your towels every week (or after a particularly messy cleanup) and make sure you replace your sponges regularly.
  4. Toothbrushes: Don’t forget that you need to replace your toothbrush after use for a couple weeks to stay hygienic. But what you might not know is that every time you flush your toilet, some of the particles from the toilet are spread into the air. So either keep your toothbrush in your drawer or keep a cover on it if it stays on your sink or counter. You’ll be much healthier for it!
  5. Electronics and remote controls: This one is kind of a no-brainer, as these objects are things we touch practically every day. Not only do we interact with these items every day, we also sometimes put them near or on our face if we’re deal with cell phones and headphones. It’s really easy to spread illness if these sorts of items aren’t cleaned regularly.

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