Top 5 Germy Hotspots

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Many people are house-proud and are forever cleaning but even when they think their house is as clean as can be, here are some places that they probably don’t even think about. 

We have compiled a list of places that are so germ ridden, that you never would have given it a second thought! 

Office desk! 

Your office desk has 400 times more bacteria than a toilet bowl. So if you are thinking that scrubbing your toilet until it’s sparkling clean, you may want to have a good think and head for that desk of yours. People often don’t consider the germs that build up on their desk and although most of them are harmless, you need to make sure that you’re keeping on top of desk cleaning. It just takes one harmful germ to start breeding and before you know it your desk is the reason you’re sick. Have some anti-bacterial wipes handy to give your desk a wipe over when you’re done. 

Kitchen sponges!

Your kitchen sponge is especially gross. All the bacteria from dirty dishes seep right into the sponge and, because a dish sponge is generally always wet 90% of the time, the bacteria stays and breeds faster. To keep your sponge from getting too germ ridden, you can put it in the dishwasher and this will get rid of most of the germs as well as keeping it clean. Alternatively, you can put it in the microwave for about a minute and this not only dries the sponge, the heat will also destroy any bacteria.

Door Knobs, Cupboard Handles, and Light Switches!

So you probably think these are bad and, considering they are a hard surface, the bacteria on them will die within 24 hours, but in fact these places are often missed while cleaning. Therefore they just need a quick wipe down with some wipes every so often. When you’re cleaning, only cover 1 or 2 places before getting a new wipe, as you will be just moving the germs from one place to another. 

Toothbrush!

If you keep your toothbrush in the same room as your toilet then every time you flush your toilet your toothbrush gets sprayed with bacteria, even if the lid is down on the toilet! The germs on your toothbrush will most likely be harmless, as when the toothbrush is dry the germs will most likely die. But try and keep your toothbrush away from the toilet or even get a cap to put over the bristles. 

 

Makeup Brushes! 

The bacteria from your skin go onto your make up brushes and, because of the hairs and the density of your brushes, the bacteria can breed. Therefore it will spread more bacteria back onto your face, which you probably wont get sick from, but you are more likely to get spots or even pinkeye. To stop this from happening, wash your brushes once a week and if you can spot clean your brushes when you’re done (especially with face brushes, less so with the eye brushes) either use a spot cleaning spay and a wipe to clean it off or you can get some alcohol and put it on a cotton pad and wipe your brush onto it (don’t do this too often, as the alcohol will dry the brushes out).

Next time when you are cleaning, make sure you watch out for these!  

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Goodness me, I think I will be paying extra attention to these areas - after tonight's nightmares of course! :)
Mon February 9 2015
Never too old to learn!
Mon February 9 2015
Eeeeekkkk!!!
Sun February 8 2015
Eeeew!
Sun February 8 2015
Thanks for that, interesting article
Sun February 8 2015
Great tips!
Sun February 8 2015
Very disturbing. Not sure I wanted to know. Pretty sure I never want to touch a desk again.
Sun February 8 2015
I will definitely be putting my dish sponge in the microwave from now on never really though about it harbouring so much bacteria!!
Mon February 2 2015
wow . makes me think everyday when I sit at my desk
Sat January 31 2015
Keeping wipes near all of the areas mentioned as a reminder to keep them as germ free as possible. Image the germs if you have a shared desk too??!!!
Tue January 27 2015
Very interesting, sure makes you think about how clean our homes actually are!
Sat January 24 2015
Good informative will be taking some tips from this
Fri January 23 2015
very interesting...wheres the bleach?
Fri January 23 2015
I think it would have been around 1957. My mum had no washing machine (copper boiler)+(mangle). House was heated by coal, and the then new smokeless fuel .. coke. I am positive that the demands on her time (2 children) were just as great as they are today .. only different. The house was not cleaned anywhere near as much as it is today. We had no anti-bac sprays etc. Yet children seemed to have a greater natural immunity to germs. Are we guilty of over sanitising to the extent that our own immunity system has decided it is no longer needed ?
Fri January 23 2015
This has given me a few extra pointers in how to keep germs away.
Fri January 23 2015
Really makes you think. Your house may look clean, but is it?
Thu January 22 2015
Don't know if i wanted to know this YUK !
Thu January 22 2015