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The Germiest Things at Home

04 Jul

The Germiest Things at Home

Even if you clean your house very often, it is very likely that there are things that are still not clean, and what is even worse…many of these things are full of germs and bacteria.

Here is the list of the dirtiest things in your house.

Kitchen sponge

Probably, you’ve heard this statement before, but I’m almost sure that you still continue to use it without disinfection. Scientists have found out that such bacteria as Salmonella, E. coli, and Staphylococcus, as well as the influenza virus are found on the kitchen sponges.

Cleaning experts recommend rinsing sponges in hot water after every use. Let it dry on an open surface. It would be great if housewives don’t forget to sterilize sponges at the end of the day. It is easy to sterilize kitchen sponges in the microwave.

Kitchen Sink

Scientists have found that a kitchen sink contains more than 500, 000 bacteria. This number is ten times more than the average number of bacteria found on the toilet seat.

It is recommended to clean a kitchen sink several times a week, especially after preparing raw meat. Disinfect a kitchen sink with special detergents; pay a special attention to the drain and a garbage bin. Employees of the cleaning companies advise to prepare a solution that is used as a perfect detergent. Mix ¼ cup of chlorine bleach and one quart of water.


Toothbrushes that are left to dry in a damp room are contaminated with the airborne bacteria. If you don’t want to clean your teeth using bacteria and germs instead toothpaste, it is recommended to air-dry it in an upright holder not in a damp room far away from the toilet. Once a week you can place your toothbrushes into a dishwasher using sanitizing cycle.


Phones, keyboards, computer mouse, remote controls are cleaned not very often. Scientists say that electronics may contain thousands bacteria and germs on them. It is very easy to clean them with usual disinfecting wipes. There are even special wipes that are designed for electronics.


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