Most of us assume that a little cleaning here and there will make our homes hygienic. But sometimes, if we take a closer look, the vast majority of what we do is almost ineffective if we miss something or don't clean it right. The good news is that there are things that you can do to make your home ultra hygienic. Check them out below.
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Be Careful With Raw Meat In Your Home
Research shows that homeowners need to be careful to keep their properties clean in the presence of raw meat. Bacteria from a raw meat package can get on surfaces. Any surface the raw meat touches becomes contaminated, and the situation is particularly bad if you handle it with your hands, then touch something else. Bacteria can get on cupboard handles, door knobs, and eventually spread out all over your home.
If you want to learn how to best handle raw meat, you can take a cooking class at your local technical college. Then you won't have any fear when handling raw meat and can educate your other family members so everyone handles it properly and cleans effectively afterwards.
Filter Your Air
The quality of air in your home might seem high, but don’t be deceived. Most people’s homes are actually full of all sorts of nasty particles, including high concentrations of those found outside.
To prevent this, filter your air using some sort of filtration system. Avoid debris buildup in carpets and upholstery from poisoning the air that you breathe by cleaning them regularly.
Put Your Sponges And Dish Cloths In The Dishwasher
Sponges and dishcloths are helpful for cleaning plates and doing the washing up, but they are magnets for bacteria. Tiny food particles get stuck in them, attracting entire ecosystems of bugs to move in.
To keep them clean, start by soaking them in bleach and then placing them in the dishwasher on high heat. This one-two punch should keep them clean and prevent microbes from getting a foothold.
If you don’t have time for that, you can wet the sponges and cloths and then put them in the microwave for at least 22 seconds. They might smell bad when they come out, but all the germs will be dead.
Use A Zippered Plastic Mattress
Bed bugs will move into your mattress and start feasting on your body at the first opportunity. And, of course, you don’t want that.
Fortunately, you can prevent bed bugs by wrapping your mattress in plastic. Plastic prevents anything from getting in and out, preserving your mattress and ensuring that you have a more hygienic experience.
If you have an uncovered mattress, make sure you vacuum it regularly. Wash all your bedding on high heat once per week to kill any dust mites that might have moved in.
Clean Your Toilet Handle
Lastly, make sure that you regularly clean your toilet handle with bleach. It can be a magnet for all sorts of nasty microbes, including rotavirus, enterococcus, and germs that can cause diarrhea. Germs can last for up to three days on handles and toilet seats.
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