Other than the toilet and the kitchen sink, which are expected to be among the nastiest places at home that requires frequent cleaning, there are a few more spots that are surprisingly thriving with bacteria but don’t get that much tidying up.
Here are some of the unexpected spots and objects that contain large amount of health-threatening bacteria and, thus, also requires regular sterilization.
- Kitchen Sponge
This cleaning tool holds 10 million bacteria every square inch. Clean your sponges by running them through a dishwashing cycle or microwave them while wet for two minutes.
- Chopping Boards
Astoundingly, chopping boards have 200 times more fecal bacteria than toilets, from raw meat particularly animal insides where fecal bacteria exist. To clean them, run your plastic chopping boards through the dishwasher and let them dry completely before storing.
Pillows are contaminated with fungi, which you breathe in while you’re asleep. Keeping the pillows free from fungi is important especially to people with sinusitis and asthma. Make sure to wash you pillows regularly in hot water at least once a month.
- Cell Phones
It’s not very surprising to know that cellular phones, which we breathe and spit on, are playground for bacteria. As much as possible, disinfect your phone with antiseptic wipes every day.
- TV Remote
Have you ever thought of cleaning your TV remote? Probably, no. The remote control, being one of the most touched items, makes it one of the germiest spots in every household. And because it is seldom cleaned, the possibilities of disease-causing bacteria thriving in it are extreme. Clean your remote with sanitary wipes at least once a week.
- Stove Knobs
It’s no surprise that the kitchen is the germiest area of the house, and our hands often contaminate stove knobs. Unfortunately, it’s just another part that we often forget to clean up. Aside from cleaning the knobs, as part of hygiene, wash your hands before and after using the kitchen.
Now that you’re aware of the six more contaminated places and objects at home, it’s time to start wiping, washing, and cleaning these often-neglected areas. Germs and bacteria may not be visible to the naked eye, but they sure are there, waiting for a chance to strike fast and hard.