Your home should be the safest place in the world. Is it safe though if it’s infested with germs?
No. Unfortunately, this is commonplace for millions of homes these days. Germs are everywhere – even at home!
6 Ways to Germ-Proof Your Home
1. Keep your purse off the counters and dining tables.
It doesn’t matter if a purse is cheap or expensive, bacteria will cling to its bottom. As a result, germs invade your kitchen when you place it on your counters and tables. Instead, sit your purse in a chair.
Although you shouldn’t place your purse on the counters or table, you still should wipe its bottom every few days with a disinfecting wipe.
2. Change your toothbrush.
Whenever you have a cold or flu, the germs are trapped within your toothbrush’s bristles. In addition to this, your toothbrush can easily pick up germs from nearby toothbrushes in your bathroom. Solve this problem by changing your toothbrush every 1-3 months.
3. Clean the bathroom and kitchen surfaces with bleach.
Bleach is a powerful force against germs. It kills nearly 100% of germs within minutes. Simply wipe doorknobs and other frequently touched surfaces with a mixture of 1 oz. bleach and 1 qt. of water once a week.
If you don’t like dealing directly with bleach, then disinfecting wipes can be used. They’re just as effective as bleach itself.
4. Wash reusable grocery bags.
While they’re convenient for just being reusable, these cloth bags can also cause a problem: germs. Even if your bag looks clean, chances are it’s lurking with germs. Rid your bags of it by washing them weekly in the washer.
5. Disinfect your electronics.
Bacteria can always be found on electronics that are used and shared regularly. Such electronics are keyboards, mouse, phones, and remote controls. Eliminate these germs with a disinfecting wipe.
6. Microwave a moist kitchen sponge.
Bacteria require moisture in order to survive. So, kill its chances of survival by heating your sponge for two minutes. This helps kills as much as 99% of its germs.
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