15 Feb '12, 2am

Surprise! 3 of your Home's Germiest Places | Care2 Healthy Living

Surprise! 3 of your Home's Germiest Places | Care2 Healthy Living

Keeping our homes clean is a never-ending task, so knowing where to focus our efforts can come in mighty helpful. Of course we know germs can linger in toilets or on dishes containing raw meat, we might overlook a few other common spots bacteria and viruses like to hang out. A quick wipe-down with diluted vinegar will clean up these offending spots quickly and easily. 1. Sponges and rags. When we wipe dishes or countertops with soiled rags, we’re simply transferring bacteria from one place to another. To make sure you’re actually ridding your kitchen of bacteria, wash sponges and rags with soap and hot water between uses or replace these items often. Dropping a sponge in boiling water or heating it (while wet) in the microwave for four minutes will kill most disease-causing germs. The sponge will be hot, so be careful when removing it from the microwave. Another great opti...

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