How to Clean the 5 Dirtiest Places in Your Home
Find out how to clean the dirtiest places in your home with these fast, time-saving tips.
The kitchen sink collects the left overs from dinner. From raw meat, to vegetables, the sink is growing bacteria all the time. Scrub it with baking soda and follow with a vinegar soak. Add a few tablespoons of vinegar to warm water, or place vinegar-saturated paper towels in the sink for 15 minutes to completely sanitize and kill bacteria.
Water alone won’t sanitize growing bacteria. Put your toothbrush in the dishwasher, or use a UV cleaner for 10 minutes to kill bacteria.
Kitchen: Refrigerator Handle
Germs can live on refrigerator handles for at least two days. Apply a small amount of dishwashing soap to a damp microfiber cloth to wipe away bacteria. Avoid using bleach or other harsh cleaners to prevent chemicals from getting in your food.
Living Room: Remote Control
Everyone touches the remote, often times while snacking. Use a cotton swab dampened with rubbing alcohol to clean germs without damaging delicate buttons.
The aerator on your faucet, the little screen at the bottom of the spout, is a hotbed of bacteria. Remove and soak it in white vinegar every couple months to get rid of germs and lime buildup.