Kitchen Sink. In the Kitchen, wash anything that comes in contact with food. The biggest culprit in the kitchen is the sponge. Sanitize it once in a while. The toilet bowl – well, you might expect this, but you should buy toilet seat wipes for the restrooms you share with guests
The garbage can – especially if you don’t use trash bags in them
The refrigerator – think about the old moldy foods that sit inside forever in an area that is rarely cleaned
When washing dishes in the dishwasher, make sure the water temperature is at least 100 degrees Fahrenheit to properly disinfect.
Instead of putting the sponge in the dishwasher to sanitize it,put the sponge in the microwave for at least two minutes. It kills more bacteria than a dishwasher. Or just use paper toweling and throw it away when done.
Use separate cutting boards for raw meat and other food items, as the cracks and crevices on cutting boards provide space for bacteria to grow. Make sure to thoroughly clean the cutting board in between uses.
Get into the habit of washing your hands frequently. Not only after using the bathroom, but after you finish eating, when you come home from work or school, after playing with pets, and especially after coughing, sneezing, or blowing your nose
Bacteria can grow and divide every 20 minutes, allowing one single cell of bacteria to multiply more than 10 million times in 24 hours. The key is to locate the germ hot spots and tackle the germs as easily and quickly as possible.
Toilet.The bathroom doorknob – stats say that most people don’t wash their hands after, and this is the first thing they all touch
The flush handle on the toilet bowl – I take that back, this is the first place people touch after going to bathroom, even before they have a chance to wash their hands
The toilet should be a priority when cleaning each week. Start by throwing away the ordinary and germ-ridden toilet brush. A better alternative is the Scrubbing Bubbles Fresh Brush. Its curved handle and interchangeable disposable cleaning pads work for both tough stains and easy touch-ups, making cleaning easier, quicker and less disgusting.
Close the lid on the toilet seat every time you flush. The spray from the toilet flushing can spread germs. Unseen by the naked eye, this fine spray contains a range of viruses and bacteria, some of which can survive for hours or days on surfaces including exposed toothbrushes.
Shake the shower curtain after each use and spread it open so moisture can evaporate. Clean shower curtains with a suitable disinfectant or launder them according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
Rinse baths, sinks and showers after each use and clean them regularly to remove the lime scale and soap scum that can harbor germs.
HOME AND OFFICE
Phone receivers – if someone in your home is sick, this is the easiest place to catch those contagious germs
Desktops – people never seem to wipe down desktops, though you spend 8 hours everyday touching it
Keyboards – keyboards can be infested with boogers and germs over years of fingering
Shoes carry in a lot of dirt, dust and grime. They are a big source for tracking in germs all over your floors. These germs can settle down into carpet fibers
Clean the Vacuum
It is great that you vacuum. However, you need to remember to clean the vacuum. After each round of vacuuming, spray the entire vacuum with a disinfectant spray. This includes the inside of the canister, filters, bottom of the vacuum and handles.
Germs love hard surfaces. If your vacuum is bagless, wash the canister between rounds of cleaning. Otherwise you’re spreading germs back into your home that are living on the hard, plastic surface of the canister.
Too often faucets are allowed to collect grime. The warm and moist bathroom air harbor germs. Faucets should be thoroughly cleaned weekly. Frequently spray faucets with a disinfectant spray.
Put Bathroom Items Under the Sink
Do you realize how many germs spray from a toilet that is flushed? If your sink and toilet are close to each other, you’re spraying germs on those toothbrushes that are in the holder. Put bathroom items that are near toilets under the sink.
Disinfect Door Handles and Light Switch Plates
Door handles and light switch plates are a harvest ground for germs. These areas should be sprayed with a disinfectant spray dai
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I'm not in medicine. I'm just a mild germaphobe sharing information that I find.