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Hiding in Plain Sight: THESE household items are secret germ traps

No matter how clean you keep your surroundings, these everyday items are secret germ traps.
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You probably spend a good amount of time everyday cleaning your home and consider yourself a tidy person. Like most of us, you too scrub the toilet a little more enthusiastically than other places in the home. Unfortunately it seems that the toilet isn’t the dirtiest place in your home, the really dirty items are those that always escape our notice. With an epic flu season raging, it is important to make sure that we clean every corner of our house with utmost patience. That being said, you should also take care of unsuspecting household items that are actually a filth have. Wipe and clean them regularly to avoid the spreading of any infections. Moreover, every time you use these items, wash your hands thoroughly to stay safe from germs. Thankfully these everyday items are easy to clean, so you don’t have to throw them out just yet!

1. Pillows

If you like to pull your pillow over your face at night, you might want to reconsider. Germ-ridden pillows are actually a biohazard since they are are full of dead skin, bugs, and dust mites. So, the next time you strip your bed, don't forget to wash your pillows too!

2. Carpets and rugs

Did you know an average of 200,000 bacteria live in each square inch of carpeting, which is 700 times more than your toilet seat?! Make sure you deep clean it yourself at least once a year or use washable throw rugs instead!

3. Kitchen sponges

An average kitchen sponge has hundreds of millions of bacteria. In fact, kitchens have more germs than bathrooms. Make sure to replace your sponge often, and wash the sponge often!

4. Toothbrush

People never think to clean their toothbrush holders. Toothbrush and toothbrush holders contain harmful bacteria, including Salmonella, E. coli and mold!

5. Cellphones

Our phones are the dirtiest item we own. In fact, your phone is dirtier than a toilet seat. Since the screen is usually warm, bacteria thrives and transfers not just to our fingers, but also the face including the eyes, nose, ears and lips. Make sure you clean your phone by running an alcohol wipe over it daily!

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