5 hidden germ spots at home exposed!

The home is a safe sanctuary for many. However do you know that germs can lurk in the most unexpected places where you live? While you may pay extra attention to places such as the toilet or kitchen, here are five spots in the home that may be often neglected.

1. Door knobs and switches

We touch them all the time especially when we get back home from outside yet they are the most neglected. While I always get Sophie to wash her hands with antibacterial soap once we come home, germs may still linger on the door knobs and switch boards. So once a week, I’ll give them a wipe using antibacterial wipes.

2.  Kitchen sink faucet
While the kitchen sink is a no brainer, did it ever occur to you that the sink faucet is a breeding ground for germs? You touch it after handling raw food or the dirty dishes but miss it when you clean the kitchen countertops and sinks. If you’re worried about damaging the sink faucet with harsh chemicals, why not use a more gentle cleaning agent like baking soda where a little can go a long way.

3. Kitchen dish towels

Another hot spot for germs in the kitchen are dish towels.  You use them to wipe your hands, clean up spills and throw your moist towels aside where they become a playground for germs to breed.
Of course the easy peasy way is to switch to paper towels. But the environmentally friendly way is to throw your dish towels in hot water and launder them in soap twice a week.

4. Mattresses
Unseen to the naked eye, dust mites feed on your dead skin that is shed every night and multiply rapidly, causing irritations especially for those with allergies.

To clean mattresses naturally, you can try filling a mixture of lemon juice and water in a spray bottle and spray it on all sides of the mattress leaving it for an hour before wiping it off with a damp clean cloth. To draw out excess moisture, sprinkle baking soda on the mattress and leave it for an hour before vacuuming it off.

5. Childrens’ Toys
For those with younger kids, you may be more diligent about disinfecting your child’s toys when they are gumming where everything within reach gets popped into their mouths. But don’t forget big kids will still be kids, who forget to wash their hands after going to the bathroom or digging their booger (yes even cute little girls do that).

So continue to disinfect their toys with antibacterial spray, followed by a thorough rinse with a hot damp cloth.

Protect yourself from germs
To protect yourself from nasty germs that lingers in the home, its not just enough to wash your hands. A more affective way is to wash with antibacterial soap, like Lifebuoy for at least 10 seconds.

With over 100 years of history in saving lives, Lifebuoy is the World’s number 1 germ protection soap and is my trusted choice to keep my family healthy.


* This is part 3 of a series of sponsored posts from Lifebuoy. A Juggling Mom received compensation for this post, however all opinions expressed here are my own.  

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