This sponge is a cesspool of bacteria… I’m not talking about the sponge you use to clean your bathroom, I’m talking about the one you use to clean the bowl your toddler eats his Cheerios from. Yes, that one. As a lover of all things clean, I cannot advise you to wash your dishes with disposable paper towels or to buy a new sponge every other day, but we do have to be mindful of the bacteria we introduce to our sponges.
If you look inside the jet terminal on a whirlpool bathtub after the water drains, you will notice that often there are small pools of bathwater left behind. The bacteria in this water remain stagnant until your next fill up. Rub-A-Dub-Yuck.
We’ve all seen the Myth Busters TV episode where they tried, and failed, to debunk the myth of the disgusting truth of what is lurking on our toothbrushes. Whether you choose to purchase a UV toothbrush holder, or sanitize with boiling water, you should always continue your regimen of replacing your toothbrush every 4 months.
Light Switches and Doorknobs
Sometimes we absent-mindedly touch things without thinking of everything else that we have touched that day. Think about when you picked up your dirty shoes that have walked on sidewalks and in public restrooms and then turned off the bedroom light switch and opened the closet door. Our hands are constantly inundated with bacteria so we have to make sure these frequently touched items are sanitized often.
Since our lives revolve around technology, we have to be even more mindful about frequent hand washing. Think about it. You open a package of chicken to thaw for dinner, the phone rings so you grab the remote to turn down the TV and then answer the phone. Bam! 2 contaminated electronics in 15 seconds.
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