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5 Dirtiest Spots in Your Home and How to Clean Them

It’s time to pay extra time cleaning these germy spots

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Photography: @carawoodhouseinteriors via Instagram

You think you’ve cleaned every corner of your house enough to get rid of those teeming germs and bacteria, but just because some areas seem spotless, it doesn’t mean they don’t harbor bacteria. While most of us concentrate on disinfecting our toilets, we forget these five nooks we might be considering the cleanest.

1. Kitchen Counter

This is probably the area you think as the most germ-free, but in fact, it might be dirtier than your toilet bowl. To clean your counter, give it a daily scrub using baking soda then follow it up with a vinegar soak. Keep your drain plug and faucet sanitized with bicarb soda, white vinegar, and hot water. Unclog your drain pipe with hot water, baking soda, and vinegar.

2. Doorknobs and handles

Everyone in your house touches these, but rarely clean it—imagine the amount of germs you get each time you open or close a door! To disinfect these, pour a cleanser onto a slightly damp sponge and use this to wipe the knobs and handles, leave it for a few minutes until it dries into a haze. Dab it off with a soft towel. 

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3. Toothbrush and Toothbrush holder

Aside from the germs from your mouth, bacteria also cling onto your toothbrush and holder since we leave it in the bathroom. Rinsing them is not enough, make sure you soak your toothbrush weekly in an antibacterial mouthwash. You can also store it in a small cup of hydrogen peroxide every after use. For the holder, rinse it with hot water, then sanitize it.

4. Remote Control

Just like your doorknobs, everybody in your house touches the remote controls. You probably don't remember the last time you cleaned these, or if you ever do. Keep the controls clean by wiping it with alcohol- or bleach-based wipes. As an alternative, you can also dampen a soft cloth with a bleach and water solution then use it to wipe your remote.

5. Bed sheets and pillows

Your bed is supposed to be your sanctuary after a long tiring day. Give yourself a good sleep by regularly changing your bed sheets and pillowcases. Hand wash the beddings with warm water and mild laundry detergent. Meanwhile, you can machine wash the washable items with hot water and mild laundry detergent, then dry it under the hottest drying setting. If not washable, spray it with a mixture of bleach and water, then allow them to air dry.

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Main Photo: @carawoodhouseinteriors via Instagram

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