Keep it Clean


With the Germy Season rapidly approaching, I thought it would be a good idea to share a few of the top spots that germs like to reside the most. It's not very surprising, but when you think about how often you touch these things, you might consider giving them a second go of the disinfecting wipes. 


-Kitchen Sponges/Wash Cloths
     Well there's really no surprise there! To help keep those germs from spreading, don't let your rags chill overnight on the counter. Wash them after EVERY use. Yes this can get tedious, but if you just throw it in with the current load, it'll work out great. As for the sponge. . . put it in the dishwasher with your dishes.


-Kitchen Sinks, Toothbrush Holders and Countertops
     This one seems like a duh, however, how often do you think about washing your toothbrush holder? I know I don't very often. After I thought about it, All of the lil germys that reside on there are all to familiar with the tool that cleans my mouth!!! GROSS! Throw it in the dishwasher. Or soak it in some bleach water. (read the bleach container for instructions)


-Bathroom Faucets, TV Remotes, Refrigerator Handles and doorknobs
     Every time someone is sick, these things get touched. The cold virus can stay on these surfaces for up to 24 hours! Try including them in your daily or weekly routine. If someone gets the sniffles, clean them right away!


-ATM Keypad. 
     I know I've thought about this being a yucky spot, but not many people carry around disinfecting wipes in their purse. As an alternative, you can carry a little bottle of hand sanitizer to use just after.


-Shopping Carts
     How many times have we heard about E. coli lurking on our shopping carts? It makes sense since that's where a little babies diapered poo bum sits. Ewe again! Luckily, most grocery stores provide sanitizing wipes just for that. All you have to do is grab one and use it BEFORE you put your broccoli and bananas there.


So there it is. The top places for nasty germs and bacteria *according to a recent Reader's Digest study provided by microbiologist Elizabeth Scott among others. I'm not saying you have to go all germaphobe on me because we also know that some germs help us build a good immune system. Just add a few things to your regular cleaning list to help keep you and you fam healthy. 

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