5 Household Items That People Don’t Clean Enough

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Cell Phones Are Among the Germiest of Household Items

Amid a pandemic, and in general, it’s vital to keep your household items clean. Everyone knows the importance of keeping the bathroom and kitchen clean. It’s common knowledge to mop, broom, and vacuum floors and scrub out the tub, but what about smaller surfaces? Also, it’s one thing to clean, but another thing to clean consistently. When you keep on top of your household cleaning, it helps to reduce nasty germs. Here are five household items that you need to clean daily or at least more often than many people do. 

Cell Phones Are Among the Germiest of Household Items

Depending on who you are, you most likely check Facebook and text all day long. Phone screens are often warm, meaning they’re a breeding ground for bacteria. Time reports that phones are germier than toilets. This report makes sense because it’s second nature to disinfect a bathroom in its entirety, but how often do you sanitize your phone? Our hands touch so many surfaces. Run an alcohol wipe on your phone daily and refrain from taking your phone to the bathroom with you.  


Most occupations require computer proficiency to some degree. That means that people type all day long, transferring bacteria to their keyboards. For this reason, it’s vital to keep your hands washed. You should also wipe down your mouse and keyboard each day, just like your phone. 


It’s probably impossible to count how often you open and close doors each day. From the front and back door to bedroom and bathroom doors to your pantry, cabinets, refrigerator, and microwave, you’re touching doorknobs all day long. Clean the doorknobs in your home or apartment and sanitize, use a paper towel to open them, or refrain from touching the doorknobs at your job, if possible. You can control the surfaces in your home, but public spaces are a different story


It’s second nature to wash comforters, blankets, and sheets. But if it’s been a long time since you’ve cleaned your pillows, you should get on that right away. The smell of freshly-washed bedding is so delightful. Here is the science behind why pillows are so germy. Pillows touch our faces and are susceptible to dust. Dead skin plus dust is enough to not go two weeks without washing your pillows. Washing your face at night is also another way to keep your pillows less germy. 


It’s not enough to vacuum a carpet. Carpets need a deep cleaning if your is very dirty, at least. A deep clean for your carpet at least once a year ensures that your carpet has a thorough cleaning beyond surface stains. In the meantime, make sure no shoes go on the carpet. 

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Every home is unique, and every homeowner requires different cleaning services than the next. It’s important to hire a professional cleaning company that can customize their services to your needs, rather than paying for services you don’t need. Whether you need the master bath deep cleaned or you’re looking for the entire home to be sanitized, Misty Clean can help. If you’re ready to get your home Misty Clean, give us a call at (410) 255-4111 or visit us online. For more cleaning tips and tricks, follow us on Facebook and Pinterest.


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