Most of us are quite diligent when it comes to washing certain household items, including dishes, kitchen counters, utensils, bathtubs, sinks, towels, and clothing. That’s a good thing as most of these items can easily attract germs, potentially infecting our food and making our families sick.
However, the reality is that there are often items that we really need to wash, but that don’t get the attention they deserve. These are household items that we frequently use, but we rarely think to run under soap and water. Well, maybe that’s about to change after you read this…
1. Sponges and Scrubbers
Sometimes a paper towel just isn’t enough to remove dirt or grease that becomes thick and caked on dishes, counters, toilets, or other household surfaces. That’s why we often reach for more durable items like sponges and scrubbers.
But here’s the problem: after cleaning away this dirt and grime, we often neglect to carefully wash those sponges and scrubbers. In fact, sometimes we simply toss them in a dish or drawer under the sink, with the goal of using them again soon. Unfortunately, this makes them germ and bacteria magnets that can make someone very ill.