It isn’t the bathroom….
At first guess 9 out of 10 people automatically think the bathroom or the toilet. Wrong..
I bet you can’t guess what the dirtiest spot is in your house! I am also guessing you haven’t cleaned it in years.
After a conversation with a friend of ours who is a maid I wrinkled my nose at the thought of the top five dirtiest, germ infested locations in a home. I automatically went home and cleaned them. But I will admit I do regularly clean a few of these.
The 5 Dirtiest Spots In Your Home Are:
- Television or other remote controls
- Computer screens and keyboards
- Door knobs
- Fridge Door
Think about it these are all things people touch on a regular basis sometimes with clean hands and sometimes without. They aren’t items on the tops of the clean list like counters and floors.
If you think about it these are all items everyone in your home and sometimes the guests will touch. Think of the germ transfer… Think flu season… Cleaning them is simple grab your cleaning solution and a simple wipe or scrub with a cloth and you are good.
Simple Cleaning Solution
A simple cleaning solution would be 1 part vinegar, 2 parts water and a few drops of essential oil. This solution is safe for cleaning the 5 dirtiest spots as well as counters and floors. I personally love to add lavender or peppermint oil to our cleaning solution. During the Autumn I have a chai blend essential oil mix I add to everything.
Ward Off Seasonal Germs
If you are looking to be proactive and ward off germs as we head back to school and into flu season you can create a do it yourself hand sanitizer. This herbal hand sanitizer by the Wellness Mama is great. Mix up a few portable containers and place one in the living room , office and toss a few into your briefcase, purse and the kids backpack.
Think about it if these are the dirtiest locations in your home what are the dirtiest locations in your child’s school or your office! Think ahead and protect yourself against germs by washing your hands with soap and water and using hand sanitizer.
Other Spots You Should Clean Regularly
Our friend the maid also suggested a few spots that you should probably clean more regularly than you currently do. Not to say that they are filthy dirty she is just suggesting a more than annual cleaning of your pillows, carpets, mattresses, air ducts and furnace. She also suggested moving the large appliances and furniture and cleaning behind them more regularly. If you are looking for simple easy organization tips checkout our post Organizing Your Home In 10 Easy Steps.
I guess it is safe to say spring cleaning should be spring, summer, winter, fall cleaning.
Have a great day everyone.