10. Stove Knobs
Cooking is messy business, especially if you’re working with raw meat. All it takes is one accidental flip of the stove knob after handling that chicken and you can easily then spread bacteria like salmonella or E. Coli to your clean dishes, microwave button, pantry knobs and much more. It’s actually recommended to clean frequently touched items multiple times a day, but we’ll settle for a good scrub at the end of the day, right busy moms?
Cell phones, computer mice and keyboards, DVD players, tablets, remote controls- we all touch these multiple times a day and not always with clean hands. But just like in the kitchen, all it takes is one touch with a dirty hand to instantly contaminate your devices. Take a good look at your keyboard, is it dirty or do you see hair and crumbs all over? Do you clean your cell phone? A recent study has actually shown that cell phones are DIRTIER THAN TOILETS! A man even contracted ebola from a cell phone. Let that be a lesson: clean your devices often and wash your hands even more often.
12. Ceiling Fans
We’ve all noticed the furry buildup on ceiling fans and if you think it’s just harmless dust, you’re in for a rude awakening. You may not know, but humans shed skin every second of our lives. Dust mites and other creatures also reside with us in our homes and they feed off the dead skin we shed. All the eating means they also defecate often, and the fecal matter they excrete is light and tends to float around, landing on a variety of surfaces, and oh yes- your ceiling fan. So next time you think to just turn your ceiling fan on high to get rid of that dust, opt for a good clean from cleaning expert, Melissa Maker.