8 Germiest Spots in Your Home

Germiest spots in your homeGerms and bacteria are formidable opponents, no doubt, but when it comes to the germiest spots in your home, you can certainly do something about it. Some would argue that certain germs are good for us, but with the right cleaning strategies and good old fashioned regular routine, we can at least keep the worst of them at bay and mind our health.

So where are the germiest spots in your home? Here are some of the nastiest areas and if you have kids, then you are probably well aware of these already.

Germiest spots in your home #1

Light switches

The other day, as I was heading to the bathroom, I noticed that the hallway light had what looked like poo on it. Thank goodness, it was only Nutella (delicious hazelnut spread that my kids would live on if I let them, but I digress), but I ended up spending about an hour cleaning all the light switches after that.

Chances are that the light switches all over the home have a bit of nasty on them, so grab some vinegar and water, pour equal parts into a bowl and use a washcloth to wipe away all the grime.

Germiest spots in your home #2

Fridge handles

Let’s face it; you probably open the fridge and freezer at least 20 times on a weekday, so it makes sense that you might do so with a little food on your hands at times. All that leads to some seriously nasty crust that forms on the handles.

To keep it clean, use my prior mention of equal parts vinegar and water to wipe it down once you finish cooking.

Germiest spots in your home #3

Door handles

Back to my kids, whom I love dearly but who are admittedly germ-infested beings, they tend not to care that their hands are incredibly filthy and use said filthy hands to open all the doors in my home.

The thing is that the dirt isn’t always visible so you need to be somewhat vigilant and your kid tens to suck her thumb without washing her hands first. Again, I digress.

Germiest spots in your home #4

Cutting boards

Did you know that 18% of cutting boards contain dangerous bacteria and 14% contain mold and yeast? To start, you should only use wood boards for bread, fruits and vegetables, and stone or glass boards for meats, poultry and cheese.

Wash them consistently with hot water and soap. Place glass and stone boards in the dishwasher.

Germiest spots in your home - kitchen sinkGermiest spots in your home #5

Kitchen sink

Ah yes, the kitchen sink, the place my family mistakenly thinks is a garbage can. I can’t even begin to tell you how much food ends up in the food catcher (and some that ends up down the drain).

The kitchen sink is known to harbor more harmful bacteria than a toilet, so it’s important to keep it clean with vinegar and water, or bleach and water (one part bleach to 10 parts water).

Germiest spots in your home #6

Faucet taps

With sinks come faucet taps and we use dirty hands to turn on the water and make our hands clean, do we not? But then, do we bother to clean the faucet tap? Of course not, we use our now clean hands to close the tap and create a vicious cycle.

Yes, I’m going to repeat it once again; use equal parts vinegar and water to clean those babies up.

Germiest spots in your home #7

Your tech toys

Pick up your iPhone. Look at it. Do you see all that grime and greasy-looking residue? Yeah, those are germs. We spend so much time with our iStuff that we don’t realize how dirty they can get throughout the day.

Keep some wipes handy to clean your iStuff periodically in order to avoid touching one then rubbing your eyes and then getting a nasty case of pink eye. This also applies to the remote controls in your home. And if you’re anything like my family, you have about seven of them in your home.

Germiest spots in your home - bathroomGermiest spots in your home #8

Bathrooms

You knew that the bathroom was not going to escape this list, right? After all, it has to be one of the germiest spots in the home, hands down. Of all the places in the washroom, the toilet seat, sink, shower floor and bathtub are probably the germiest of all.

Use baking soda to clean your bathroom (don’t scrub with it, as it may be harsh on sinks and bathtubs, and make sure to let the areas dry effectively by turning on the fan.

Other germiest spots in your home?

Any other germy spots you’d like to reveal? Feel free to do so in the comments below. And if you’ve managed to clean your home to a spotless shine and are ready to put it up for sale, visit ComFree.com today to see how we can help.

1 comment

  1. Lula says:

    Just a tip – I got some really cheap little carpet dots yesterday and attached them
    to the bottom of the feet of our dining area chairs.
    No more scraping over the floor boards when my daughter
    makes use of them like a walker!

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