Keeping on top of the cleanliness of your home isn’t exactly an easy task. Add multiple kids and cooking into the mix, it’s a wonder any of us have time to clean our homes at all! With so much conflicting information about what we should be cleaning and how often, it can be hard to implement a workable cleaning routine. But the benefits of having a dirt-free home aren’t only to do with health. For many of us, having a clean and tidy home is often essential in enabling us to relax. Read on to find out which lesser known household items you should be cleaning to keep you and your family germ-free.
A number of studies of computer keyboard showed that many of them were harboring more germs than the average toilet seat! Bacterial viruses such as MRSA have even been found to thrive on keyboards. With many people eating at their desks and 3 or 4 people using the same keyboard in a family home, some of those keyboards can get pretty dirty. To avoid you or anyone else in your family getting sick or picking up germs, make sure to clean your keyboard weekly. It doesn’t need to be an industrial strength job – just use an antibacterial wipe and a damp cloth to remove the excess dirt. If you need more peace of mind, grab a Q-Tip and scrape in between the keys. Sealed keyboards are also becoming more popular these days and are much easier to keep free of dirt.
Got an old basket or tub that you put your dirty laundry in? We put our dirty, bacteria-ridden clothes in there every week but pay little thought to what germs live on in the basket afterwards. If you’re one of many of us who puts the clean clothes back in the basket when emptying it from the washer, you could be spreading bacteria onto fresh clothes. Make sure to clean your laundry basket once a month or so to protect against the spread these germs.
The summer means BBQ season! There’s nothing better than having family and friends over for a good outdoor meal. Whether you’re roasting halloumi or cooking sausages, the outdoor grill is sure to be put through its paces once the sun is shining. But oil and food burning onto the pan can leave you with some pretty nasty bacteria lurking. Not to mention the grill is outside, so is exposed to all sorts of bugs and creepy-crawlies. The Simpson pressure washer has the power to eradicate all kinds of dirt and leave your BBQ ready for the next big party.
Being located where they are, bath mats can host some of the worst bacteria in the home. The damp environment is perfect for bacteria to live and reproduce in. Not to mention all the dirty feet (and possibly shoes!) walking over it daily. Consider getting a rubber bath mat which you can clean frequently with household cleaning products. If you have a fabric one, put it on a hot wash weekly.