We don’t always sanitize the things that we should be. Not because we don’t care, but we simply don’t think of them! There are germ filled things that surround us on a daily basis that lead to illness. Get your disinfectant ready (there are many eco-friendly options as well)!
Here are 6 things that should be cleaned way more often!
Even if it’s only used occasionally by a couple people in the home, it’s important to wipe it down before each use with an alcohol-based towel (They make special ones for electronics). The keyboard and mouse are in direct contact with hands and fingers that are full of germs, and then you touch your eyes, nose, or mouth. This can pass around illness throughout the home.
2. A Refrigerator Door
Once a week at least, or daily if you someone in the house or workplace is sick, wipe down the entire surface of it with a disinfectant wipe. Make sure that you get into all of the nooks and crannies! These get a lot of action throughout the day, and can even have bits of food on them, ultimately feeding the bacteria and virus.
3. The inside of the car
You don’t always think to the inside of the car when you think about cleaning your car. You should run a disinfectant along your dashboard and cup holders weekly. This is where germs accumulate because of the heater or AC blowing them there, and the food residue lining the cup holders. (If you have a child’s car seat make sure you wipe that down too)
4. Remote Controls
We have all heard the stories about how gross hotel remotes are, but even the ones in ours home are germ filled as well. This is actually one of the grimiest surfaces in the home. Everyone in the home touches it all the time even sometimes when eating. This causes the remote to be full of bacteria and virus growth. This is something that should be wiped on at least once a week, if not every day!
5. Your purse
This was one I didn’t think of right away! Your purse sees store counters, car floors, and even restroom floors that are full of germs! You are also constantly touching the handle and strap which picks up bacteria as well. The purse then comes into the house and spreads the germs inside. Spray or wipe your purse down daily. Use a fabric-safe sanitizing spray and paper towel. Hang it on a hook and let dry.
6.Your cell phone
This one is begging for a weekly cleaning! It is handled all day long by germy, food filled hands that bacteria thrives on! Cleaning with an alcohol-based cleaner is meant for digital devices.
These are some of the things that we have been neglecting! I know I won’t be forgetting these items anymore. It’s important for not only for your health, but for the health of your family and friends as well! Happy cleaning!