It starts with a sneeze and then, all of a sudden, nearly everyone in your home is bedridden. Cold and flu season can be tough to combat, but the right precautions can prevent germs from spreading in your home, keeping sick days to a minimum. Sure, you’re already making sure to scrub your hands and keep your home relatively clean, but according to medical professionals, there are even more steps you can take to keep your space happy and healthy…
Sure, you’re cleaning your home, but are you also cleaning the things you use to clean your home? Chances are they’re carrying around some pesky germs too. “A lot of people forget to clean their cleaning equipment regularly like rags or washcloths or even sponges,” says Dr. Robert Segal, cofounder of Labfinder.com. “Bacteria thrives on those things, and you should either clean those regularly and frequently or dispose of them.”
That task isn’t too time-consuming, though. “Wash all cleaning gear in hot soapy water and a drop or two of bleach,” advises Conti. “And microwave your sponges (while they’re moist) to bust bugs—one minute on high should do it.”
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