March 25, 2013 : Germiest Places in Your Home

Germiest Places in Your Home

It’s not quite time for spring cleaning yet, however its never too soon to start cleaning the dirtiest areas in your house. Recently, Good Housekeeping came out with a list of 10 germiest places in your home. Below we’ve listed the different objects and ways to clean them. 

1. Underside of Rugs: The underside of rugs collects dirt and dust. To clean, just flip the rug over and vacuum the underside.

2. Blinds: Blinds are a great for dust to cultivate. Cleaning blinds depends on what blinds are made of. For metal and wood blinds, use a sock that is lightly dampened in water, and for fabric blinds use a dry microfiber cloth. 
3. Credit Cards:   
These are used frequently and are touched by many people, therefore carrying many germs. Give debit and credit cards a cleaning with an alcohol wipe, like sani hands, and let them dry before putting them back in your wallet.
4. Kitchen Trash Can: Disinfect the trash can container and lid with a sani cloth disinfecting wipe. Wait until the trash can is completely dry before adding a new trash bag.

5. Plants: Plants within the home become covered with dust. Clean them off with a damp cloth.

6. Purse: Purses can become  covered in germs when placing them on surfaces such the floor of a restaurant, kitchen table or countertop. Spot clean them with detergent solution like Woolite.

7. Top of the Refrigerator: Dust loves to collect on top of the refrigerator. Make sure to wipe down the top and sides with a damp cloth and then disinfect the refrigerator with a sani cloth disinfecting wipe

8. Toothbrush Holder: Most convenient way to clean the holder is by washing it on the top rack of the dishwasher.
9. Vacuum Cleaner Brushes and Attachments: Use manual to find out the how-to. Clean off any carpet fibers or hairs tangled around the brush by using scissors. 

10. Yoga Mat: wipe away dirt marks and bacteria growth by hand cleaning it with warm water and soap. 



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