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Top 5 Things To Clean In Your House

Even when our house looks all spick and span both inside and out, there will definitely be germs lurking around, looking for the perfect place to camp. Turns out, there are 5 such places! Let us have a look at the top 5 dirtiest things that you can find in your house:

Your kitchen towels would top the list

You must have guessed it yourself, and if not, then let this be a fair warning. Make it a priority to clean your kitchen towels every day, or at least once in two days, to make sure that they are not swarming with bacteria and disease-causing germs. The kitchen towels are dirtier than your toilet even. Just imagine the intensity of the problem at hand.

We use the kitchen towels to wipe the countertops. These countertops are where we often keep our raw meat, which can contain harmful bacteria in it. This same towel is used by individuals to wipe their hands dry. The kitchen towels are usually air dried, which is a process that takes time. This is when the bacterias grow and make the towels their turf. So, use the combination of vinegar and baking soda to wash your kitchen towels and dry them properly at regular intervals. 

Doorknobs and ceiling fans are the next culprits

Be it a commercial space or a home, one of the dirtiest places would definitely be the doorknobs followed by ceiling fans. Our hands might not always be the cleanest. For instance, we sneeze and cover it with our hands, causing some germs to transfer to our hands. These germs get caught on the surface of the doorknobs when we open or close a door.

Now imagine similar instances happening over 10 times a day! There can be thousands of bacteria present in the doorknob, which is why it is preferred to wipe them down every once in a while. Similarly, the dust and dirt that circulates in a room get attracted to the blades of the fan, causing the dust molecules to cluster at the edges of the blades. This causes ceiling fans to accumulate layers of dust, which can lead to breathing issues and skin allergies, if not taken care of properly. You can seek the help of house cleaners to get your ceiling fans professionally cleaned if things get too out of hand. 

Pillowcases can be dirtier than you think

When we think about it, pillowcases are what protect the fluffy pillows and that’s about it. But pillowcases can be a serious dust magnet. Our hair need not be always clean and shiny. There can be a lot of dirt in it, which can be due to exposure to dust and pollution. This dirt and dust can get directly transferred to the pillowcase, which then becomes a major cause of our pimples. Apart from that, a dirty pillowcase can attract dust mites and bed bugs.

Once they get inside your mattresses and pillowcases, it can be incredibly difficult to get rid of them. So, make sure to wash your pillowcases once every two days, or replace them with new ones if they are too dirty to rescue. Pillowcases can also be the root cause of allergies and infections in your skin. Do not let your pillowcases be the starting point for asthma and other diseases. 

Toothbrush holders can be deadly if dirty 

All of us take good care of our toothbrushes because we know where we put them in: our mouth. Once the brushing is over and we put it back in the toothbrush holder, not much thought is given to it later. But keeping your toothbrush holder clean is as important as keeping your toothbrushes clean, and sometimes even more.

As we put back our brush in the holder, water drips down from it, collecting down in the holder. This slowly increases into a pool of germs, which then find an easy way to enter your mouth, through your brush. You can soak your toothbrush holder in a cleaning solution for some time and then scrub off any stubborn stain, to get rid of the germs. Carry out the cleaning process once every few days to prevent the germs from piling up. 

Remote control Menace

If you are a couch potato, then you must definitely come in contact with your TV remote multiple times a day. And if you do not live alone, then there is a high chance for multiple individuals to use the TV remote just as you do, because that’s how it usually works. So imagine the kind of dirt that might be present on your remote! It’s pretty easy to maintain a clean remote. Just wipe it with a damp cloth which is of course, clean. This ought to do the trick.

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