The dirtiest items in the house. Do you pay attention to them when you clean?

While cleaning, it may happen that you do not wipe down some items in the house. Consequently, they become even dirtier and hazardous to health. Here's where most of the germs in your home can be found and how to get rid of them!

According to a study by the National Sanitation Foundation, in America the kitchen sink is the second largest concentration of microorganisms in the home, writes Reader's Digest. Firstly, this is the sponge you use to wash dishes, so make sure to change it regularly! Therefore, it is recommended to clean the sink (sides, strainer and faucet) at least twice a week with a solution consisting of dishwashing detergent, disinfectant detergent and water. Leave the solution for a minute, then rinse and dry.

Clothes washing machine

Even the washing machine can be dirty! This appliance may accumulate unwanted residues and odors, which may then transfer to your clothing. Moreover, if your washing machine is not taken care of properly, it can break down faster.

It is good to clean it once a month with a special detergent or bleach. Fill the bleach compartment, select a one-hour program with warm water, an extra rinse, and start the washing machine. If you have a front-loading car, do not forget to wipe the glass and door rubber every week! Also clean the detergent drawer regularly.

skirting boards

When purchasing parquet flooring, you may not have thought that you would have to wipe down the baseboards regularly, but they can accumulate a lot of dust. Therefore, to clean them, use dish soap, a soft brush, a microfiber cloth, and warm water. Mix the detergent with water, scrub the baseboards well with a brush, then wipe off any remaining residue with a rag.


Your blinds can have a lot of dust on them, which can cause allergies, so it's good to wipe them down once a week. All you need is a microfiber cloth and water. Close the blinds, then gently wipe them with a damp cloth and wipe them again with another dry cloth or kitchen towel.

Glass with toothbrushes

When cleaning the bathroom, don’t forget to wash the glass where the toothbrushes and toothpaste are! According to research, it may be the third dirtiest item in the home. To clean it, place it in the dishwasher or hand wash it with hot water and soap. At the end, wipe it well with a disinfectant wipe.

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The dirtiest items in the house. Do you pay attention to them when you clean?