5 Most Germ-Infested Places in Your Home and How to Deal with Them

Wiping TableThe house in which we live every day is a potential hotbed of bacteria and germs. If we don’t maintain the house cleanliness well, we might be surrounded by germs that are harmful for our health.

Here are five germy spots around the house and how to deal with them:

1. Living room
You must spend most of your time with your family members here. Use a disinfectant to clean the surface of any object that is often in contact with a hand like a remote control, telephone and door handles. If you are allergic to dust or various types of powders, consider installing an air conditioner. Make sure you clean the air filter regularly to keep the humidity in your home, thus preventing the growth of mold and mildew.

In addition, clean the room with a vacuum cleaner at least once a week. Limit the placement of plants in the living room and choose plants that are easy to clean to avoid the spread of dust and harmful chemicals.

2. Bathroom
Avoid using too much air freshener in the bathroom because it can poison the air you breathe. The best way to eliminate bathroom odor is to use fragrance-free products and make sure you check the materials used on the packaging. Use anti-bacterial liquid hand soap every time you go out of the shower. Also make sure the cabinet in the bathroom is always laid properly and cleaned so that there are no gaps or holes that could allow germs to grow and nest.

3. Kitchen
Clean the kitchen at least twice a day with anti-bacterial liquid. Bacteria and germs are usually derived from meat and raw vegetables that stick on the counter or cutting board. Never use a tool that has previously been used to warm food without washing it first. Avoid heating food in the microwave using plastic containers, unless the product is food grade certified . To ensure safety, use glass containers.

4. Laundry room
When washing clothes, first separate the damp or wet clothing with the dry one. After washing, do not ever leave damp clothes in the washing machine. Do not hang clothes for too long because the dust outdoors would be easier to stick and make the clothes dirty. Do not ever let dirty clothes pile up too long because it could be a nest for germs and diseases.

5. Gardens
When gardening, always wear long pants and long sleeved shirt. Also wear a mask because there is a lot of mold and bacteria in the soil. Gardening can be a fun activity. Therefore make yourself comfortable when gardening and have fun with it.

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