Cleaning up London

Unexpected Dirtiest Household Objects

Ali

We all know that there are places in the house that host the perfect environment for microbes to thrive, such as toilets and dustbins.  However, there are a few less obvious places where bacteria unexpectedly lurk.

Kitchen sponge

Surprisingly, an article from TIME states that the kitchen sponge might be the dirtiest item in your home. It houses millions of microbes including salmonella and fecal bacteria. Therefore, wash these sponges in the dishwasher every week and don’t be lazy to replace them.

Cutting board

A study shows that a cutting board contains 200 times the number of fecal bacteria than a toilet seat. Those fecal matters originate from raw meat and linger on the grooves of the cutting board. Therefore, wash your cutting boards thoroughly and soak them in a solution of bleach and water.

Light switch

When in a public place, imagine the number of different people that touch a light switch, hence transferring germs from one person to another. When you’re cleaning your house, don’t forget to wipe the light switches.