When you look at how most of us live in our homes, you will always find that a lot of people are always looking to be as diligent as possible, especially when it comes to washing and cleaning certain household items like kitchen counters, dishes, bathtubs, towels, clothing, and utensils. And that is always a good thing, a practice which you should keep on doing as most of these items as most of them can easily attract germs and perhaps even become infectious to food and make both you and your family sick.
But still, we should all agree that none of us can be perfect, especially when it comes to house cleaning. And some of us are better at it than others. Then comes some of the items which usually require your attention and really need to be washed, only that most people, you inclusive, don’t pay them much attention. You may not even realize that some of these household items need regular washing and cleaning. Aside from using some of these items daily and forgetting to clean them, you may come to realize that some of them can also harbor germs and bacteria as well. Here is a list of five household items that are rarely cleaned.
1. Sponges and scrubbers
At times, during cleaning or washing, you will realize that a paper towel may not be enough to remove grease or dirt which can become thick when they become cold and get caked on the dishes, toilets, counters, or any other household surfaces. And that is why most people prefer sponges and scrubbers. The only problem now comes in where after you have used the scrubbers and sponges to scrape away the dirt and grime, you will neglect to carefully and diligently wash the sponge and scrubbers. Most times you realize people toss them away so quickly just to get them out of sight. The only issue is that this also makes these items germ and bacterial magnets which will only come back to haunt you later on.
2. Light switches
Light switches are another one of the household items which you use at least a couple of times daily but never think to clean or wash. If you do your own thorough investigation, you can be shocked at just how your house light switches are harboring tons of bacteria and germs.
3. Makeup brushes
This one applies mostly to the women in the family. And especially to the ones who apply makeup on a daily basis. Some women even use their makeup kits even more than a few times in a single day but fail to properly clean and store their makeup brushes and any other makeup implements.
If you’re not too careful, serious illnesses can take hold especially when you use an infected makeup tool over an open sore on your face.
4. Refrigerator drawers and shelves
Yet other household items that we use daily and never bother to clean. And some of the refrigerator drawers, like the meat and veggie drawers, always need constant cleaning as they hold what we ingest. The shelves for the sauces, leftovers, and sodas can also be very dirty if left uncleaned regularly.
5. Remote control
As long as you live in a house with a TV or any sound system, the remote becomes part of your daily life. And you realize that the remote controls are shared items. Even outsiders can come in and handle your remote. You never know what germs are on those small devices. Just take your time and look into how you can clean your remote control.