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Household Items that are Surprisingly Dirty

Especially today, most households are extra concerned about keeping their homes clean and sanitized. This makes sense, of course. We all want to keep our families safe and healthy by eliminating harmful bacteria and viruses that may be hiding around our homes. When doing our regular cleaning, however, some common household items may be left untouched. But Goodwyn Homes wants to alert you to a few seemingly harmless everyday items that can get gross.

Kitchen Sink

You may be reminded of this when you are doing the dishes, but your kitchen sink meets a lot of icky things. Leftover meats and unidentified juices are likely regulars as they pass on their way to your garbage disposal. It is no wonder that experts claim that your kitchen sink is even germier than your toilet handle! Not to worry, though. Just make sure to regularly clean the basin with baking soda and vinegar to effectively remove any lingering bacteria.

Toothbrush Holder

So, bad news. Studies regularly show that traces of fecal matter can be found on your toothbrush. By being conscious of this, though, you can take steps to minimize the truth of this statistic in your case. For example, you can turn the toilet seat down before you flush, move your toothbrush holder a decent distance from the toilet, and maintain good handwashing practices. In addition to that, you can add soaking your toothbrush holder in vinegar to your list of to-do’s.

Coffee Reservoir

Many adults today simply cannot start their day without the help of the java bean. If you rely on a coffee pot to fuel you, however, you may be drinking more than just Folgers in your cup. Studies show that if gone too long without a proper cleaning, coffee reservoirs can grow bacteria, mold, and yeast. If that thought disgusts you don’t be too quick to throw the whole thing away. Just try to brew a pot of equal parts vinegar and water to clean out the machine every now and then.

Dish Sponge

Most of us are aware that your average kitchen sponge has a short lifespan. Whether or not you change it out regularly is a different story. If you cannot remember the last time you swapped out your kitchen sponge, it is probably a good idea to give it a good soak in a bleach and water solution. Or if you really want to blast away the millions of microorganisms likely living on your sponge’s surface, you can microwave it while damp for around a minute to get the job done.

Goodwyn Homes is well aware that keeping a clean-living space is a top priority for homeowners, especially in 2020. Knowing places in the home that really should not be left for another day to clean, can give you the peace of mind you need at the end of the day. Do not ​ miss out! We have tons of blogs that cover a wide range of subjects for homeowners that you are sure to find helpful as well.

By Goodwyn Building 7-23-2020