Tag: disinfect

Dirtiest Places in the Home

I was just going through my phone and found some notes I made from an article on the dirtiest places in most homes. In my notes I referenced the article beforehand and I’ll place the link right here of the article titled “The 9 Dirtiest Spots in Your Home” by Deborah Weatherspoon. When I made these notes I made them to have a reference of places that I should focus to clean in order to best reduce germs in the home most efficiently so that my focus and energy is well directed. I mostly just copied off the lists provided in the article for my own reference, so I’ll just copy it off almost the same on here as a reference for myself. What I’m beginning to like about this blogging thing is that it helps me to organize everything in one place. Anyhow to the dirtiest places.

First off, take off shoes before entering the house…as far as the dirtiest places they are:

1.) Kitchen (disinfectants, bleach, heat, hand hygiene)

  • Dish Sponges and Rags***
  • Cutting boards
  • Coffee makers
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchen sink and counters

2.) Knobs, handles, and switches (disinfecting wipes once each week-ideal to use a new wipe for every spot)

  • Restroom light switches
  • Refrigerator handles
  • Stove knobs
  • Microwave handles

3.) Makeup bag, makeup, and applicators

4.) Bathroom

  • Shower tub
  • Drains
  • Faucets
  • Floor area around toilet
  • Bath towels
  • Toothbrushes

5.) Laundry-if clothes sit in the washer for more than 30 minutes: rerun; if going to a laundry mat: clean washer with disinfecting wipes prior to using machines.

6.) Home office and Living room

  • Remote controls
  • Computer keyboards
  • Phones/tablets

7.) Pets

  • Pet bowls
  • Paws

8.) Personal items

  • Cell phone
  • Keys
  • Wallet
  • Money
  • Lunch boxes
  • Bottom of purses