Where germs hide – Must clean areas in your home

Here are some simple tips for cleaning the dirtiest spots in your home using easily-available cleaning products.

1. Kitchen

Where to start, we cook, munch and dream whilst in the kitchen.

First stop – Kitchen Sink – it can be a breeding ground for germs.  Disinfect them regularly.

Sponges – Sponges are breeding grounds for bugs.

  • Put them in the dishwasher with your next load to clean and disinfect them.

Pipes – Studies have shown that bacteria can build up in the water pipes overnight.

  • Let the water run for a minute or two before filling your glass and taking a drink.

Chopping boards – Whether made of wood or plastic, the cutting board you use can attract E. coli and salmonella bacteria if not cleaned properly.

  • Clean your cutting boards with a disinfecting wipe, or scrub them vigorously with soap and hot water after each use.

2. Items everyone touches

You know these items – Remote, cell phones, door handles, taps, light switches, etc.

  • Wipe down all such items and surfaces weekly with a disinfecting wipe.
  • Wash hands with soap and hot water often.  Wash them for at least 30 seconds.

Pro tip: Keep hand sanitizer readily available to use. Kitchen countertop or Coffee tables

3. Bathrooms

Toilets –  The main culprit of the germ war –  Clean the toilet inside and out with disinfecting cleanser is important. But it doesn’t end there.

Toothbrush – Consider your toothbrush. It may be leaving behind germs transferred from your mouth on the brush. If that brush sits in a family bank of toothbrushes or in a cabinet, germs may grow and spread in this damp environment.

  • Swap out toothbrushes regularly and, in between, clean brushes in the dishwasher. Don’t keep the same toothbrush for more than 3 months.

Hair-dryer – All the hair that clogs the hair-dryer? It’s also a dust magnet.

  • Clear out the metal mesh on the end of the hair-dryer – the part that sucks in the air when it’s turned on. Otherwise, you’re simply blasting dust, dirt, and debris into your face.