1. Rags, Towels & Sponges

Lots of people don’t switch out their towels, rags and sponges frequently enough, allowing bacteria to grow in the damp, dirty environment.

Cleaning tip: Rotate yours every couple days!

2. Toothbrush Holders

Toothbrush holders contain high levels of bacteria, likely due to storing them too close to the toilet. Yuck!

Cleaning tip: Toss the toothbrush holder in the dishwasher if safe, or wash with hot soapy water twice a week.

3. Cell Phones & Other Gadgets

Personal electronics are some of the most contacted items we own, making it no surprise that they are often pretty dirty and covered in bacteria!

Cleaning tip: Use a wipe to disinfect your electronics a couple times a week. (Maybe add it to your cleaning task list!)

4. Light Switches

It’s likely that everyone in your home touches light switches multiple times a day, making in a very high-touch surface! 

Cleaning tip: While you’re cleaning your home, disinfect your light switches while going into each room. 

5. Kitchen Sink

All sorts of things wind up in a kitchen sink, making it a breeding ground for germs and bacteria!

Cleaning tip: Disinfect your sink at the end of each day to keep bacteria from growing and spreading.