The average person spends a lot of time indoors. Unfortunately, in the last few years, studies have shown that there are more germs in our homes than ever before – and it’s not just limited to dirt, dust, and pet hair! Knowing how to clean your home from top-to-bottom is a must for any germaphobe.
This blog post will teach you how to disinfect some of the germiest things around your house using effective chemicals and easy homemade solutions that can be made with ingredients found in your kitchen cupboards!
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Appliances and Handles
You may be casually touching your appliance such as ovens, coffee makers, water heaters, etc, without any worries, but you might be surprised to know that these devices contain a lot of germs.
Appliances can easily be disinfected with a mixture of water and vinegar. Simply pour enough vinegar to cover the surface of the appliance, let it sit for five minutes, then wipe clean using paper towels or wipes!
A few more appliances that need cleaning are your vacuum cleaner filter (this is key), refrigerator seals, tools used in cooking, such as food processors and knives. These items should be cleaned every week to prevent bacteria from building up and making us sick.
You may use a mixture of one tablespoon vinegar to a cup of water or your favorite dish detergent.
Another thing you should really disinfect is doorknobs. Doorknobs are frequently touched by people who come in and out of a room and are a perfect place for bacteria to grow. It’s not uncommon to find that the doorknob is dirtier than your toilet seat!
The best way to disinfect these germ-filled culprits is by using an all-purpose cleaner with bleach. Alternatively, you could use hand sanitizer, which contains alcohol (this will kill germs but won’t leave any residue).
You can also try spraying some disinfectant on a cloth then wiping down the door handles, so they’re refreshed throughout the day.
While you’re at it, disinfect cabinet handles, faucet handles, and switch plates. These small items are also a place where germs can grow!
We tend to touch light switches a lot – so it’s important that they be disinfected regularly. You could use hand sanitizer or all-purpose cleaner with bleach on the switch, but you’ll need to make sure that any residue is washed off before anyone touches them.
Alternatively, if your light switch has a nearby outlet, then simply plug in a small humidifier to regularly spray off disinfectants every day, which will kill germs and keep new ones away!
Laptops, Computers, and Electronics
If you’ve got laptops, computers, and other electronics lying around your house, you should know that these can be one of the germiest items in your home since these devices are used on a regular basis.
To clean these things, you can use a cleaning rag and a non-alcohol-based cleaner, like a vinegar mix or lemon water.
If you’re dealing with some more serious germs on one of these items, consider using diluted hydrogen peroxide instead! You’ll want to pour a few cups into an empty spray bottle before filling the rest up with warm water – shake it around until there’s just enough air left for spraying purposes.
Shake it again after spraying so that all those bubbles will be gone before they dry out. Then simply take your (clean) microfiber cloth and give whatever hard surface needs cleaning a good scrubbing away.
Kitchen Hand Towels
If you haven’t been regularly replacing your kitchen hand towels, you might notice that they’re starting to get a bit germy.
Luckily, it’s really not hard to clean these up – just make sure you wash them with hot water and dish soap regularly! And if you want an even deeper cleaning than the standard washing cycle provides, try soaking your towels in bleach for about 30 minutes before washing them by hand (just don’t forget gloves!)
The New Realization
There are a lot of things in your house that you might not think about as potential germ magnets. The kitchen, bathroom, and even the bedroom all have items or surfaces that can harbor bacteria if they’re not disinfected properly.
We hope this post has given you some ideas for how to remove germs from these areas so everyone in your family can stay healthy! If there’s anything else we missed, let us know by leaving a comment below.
Jamie Wong has years of experience in the field of disinfection services. As a result, he is able to provide her clients with excellent service and advice on disinfection and sanitizing.