10 Things You Are Not Cleaning In Your House But Should Be
Generally everybody at home tries to avoid touching garbage cans, toilet bowls and the likes since it is obvious that they are breeding places for germs. However there are certain areas of our home that we touch everyday yet somehow do not clean.
Given below are top ten of the dirtiest things in your house which you should be cleaning but are missing out.
- Kitchen Sponges
The kitchen sponges are a breeding place for the bacteria. It is very important to disinfect it and also replace it regularly. To disinfect the sponge soak it in a mixture consisting of water and bleach or simply zap it in your microwave.
- Water Bottle
The insides of the plastic bottles if not cleaned on a regular basis may harbour some very infectious microbes which are no good for your body. Regular cleaning of the bottles is a must if you would want to remain healthy.
Phones have been widely known to be the home to several different microbes. All you need to disinfect them is to power it down and wipe it clean using a disinfectant cloth.
- Bath Mats
Bath mats take in all the water that drips on to it and the slow evaporation that undergoes make it damp and dark enough for bacteria and mold to grow. Replace the mats regularly and wash them at high heat.
- Cutting Boards
Cutting boards are used to chop both veggies and meat. If you would like to prevent cross contamination of any kind then you need to keep the board clean. Every once in a while run the boards under hot water and if you use a wooden board then zap it in the microwave.
Pillows don’t just have feathers in them, they have fungi as well. Regularly launder them and use anti-allergen covers to keep the germs out.
- Gym Bags
All the sweaty clothing make the interiors of the gym bag damp enough for the bacteria to grow. Consider carrying a resealable plastic bag to put in your gym clothes after the workout.
The bacteria from the ear are known to coat the headphones and hence make them very infectious. Detach the rubber nubbins of your headphones and soak them in a mixture of water and vinegar to disinfect it.
- Yoga Mats
Yoga mats get sweaty and it gets worse if you are sharing it with others. Carry your own mat and try investing in a yoga towel to keep the sweat off the mat itself.
- TV Remote
TV remotes have been found to be about three times as dirty as any other things available in the living room. Every once in a while wipe the surface with some antibacterial solution. This should keep away the germs.
So there you have it, the top 10 things that you should begin considering cleaning on a regular basis if you do not want any germs in your home.