You might surprise to know that your kitchen sponge is actually dirtier than your toilet. And what are the other place where the germs breeds and harms your health plus how to clean them effectively?
1. Kitchen sponges
The best way to get rid of the germs in kitchen sponge is by microwaving then for one minute. Do this after the last dishes are cleaned.
2. Kitchen sink
Is the second most germ-laden place in your house. To clean it, spray a bottle of cleaner after each use, wipe it, then rinse with hot water.
3. Cutting board
Study founds that there are 200 times more fecal bacteria on the cutting board than on the toilet seat. To clean the bacteria, run the cutting board through a dishwasher, spray with 5% vinegar and leave it overnight. After one night, microwave it on high for 30 seconds or swab it with alcohol.
Store it on upright position to drain away all water on the bristles. Never store a wet brush in a closed case. Put away all the family brushes separately so they don’t touch each other. If you are still worried, soak it on antimicrobial mouthwash, but don’t reuse the liquid or soak more than one brush. If you have been sick, replace your toothbrush after you recover so you won’t reinfect yourself.
5. Washing machine
Wash your underwear on the last load so it won’t contaminated with your handkerchiefs that you use to blow your nose. Once a month, run a hot cycle with vinegar.
6. Shower curtain
Wipe down shower curtain after you finish showering because they get wet most everyday, making them a perfect habitat for mold.
7. Indoor garbage can
Regularly scrub your garbage can to make sure you get rid of the germs.
Take a closer look at the edges of your dishwasher door and also the rubber cushioning that surrounds fridge door. There will be a perfect place for mold and mildew to breeds.
To learn how to completely detoxify your house to protect your family from hazardous chemical, read this article.