Ask people, and most will probably tell you that a bathroom, or a toilet is the dirtiest spot in the home. Perhaps you think the same. Yes, bathroom does have some hot spots, but you’ll be surprised to know some of the other items in your home that are as dirty as those spots.

Below are few of the dirtiest items in your home, and tips on how to clean them thoroughly.

  1. Faucet Handles

We go to sink every time our hands get dirty, be it in a kitchen or other wash areas. No wonder- faucets are the breeding ground for kitchen or bathroom germs. A study by National Science Foundation revealed that faucet handles contain coliform bacteria and yeasts that are responsible for a lot of diseases. So make sure to clean the faucet handles on a regular basis. Clean it thoroughly with disinfectants and keep your home germ-free.

  1. Cutting boards

You cut a lot of veggies, meat, fish and more on a cutting board, and as a result, germs can fester. Cutting boards should be cleaned thoroughly after every use else they can be breeding ground for germs. If possible, use separate boards for meat and veggies. Consider using the cutting boards made of hard wood, and wash them with hot soapy water. You may also use salt, lemon, or white vinegar to clean your cutting board.

  1. Coffee Maker

You wash the pot every time you use a coffee maker, so what’s the problem? You do not give wash to the whole machine. The water reservoir of the coffee maker is the reservoir of germs as well. So, clean it thoroughly once a week. You can use white vinegar to clean the reservoir, and do not forget to run 2-3 cycles of clean fresh water to flee the smell of vinegar. Wipe with a paper towel every time you make coffee.

  1. Doorknobs, Switches, Handles

Just think about the number of times the doorknobs, light switches, and handles are used, and you’ll get to realize how dirty they get overtime. They experience dirty hands time and again that builds germs. You need to clean them on a regular basis. Use hot soapy water to remove the dirt, and after cleaning, disinfect them well.

  1. Sponges

Kitchen sponge is the perfect damp breeding ground for bacteria and germs. You clean up any spill, or mess with sponges, and bacteria happily make residence in their nice, damp home inside the sponge. To clean them, you may pop them in the dishwasher, or even put them in microwave for two minutes each day to zap the germs. You are recommended to replace the sponge every two weeks, if possible. You can consider using microfiber clothes instead.

So, these are the dirtiest items in your home that are to be given extra consideration while cleaning.

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