Make your home super-clean and germ-free

By:Himanshu Sharma, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Nov 06, 2014

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Germs lurk everywhere in your house. A germ-free existence is not possible, but you can limit the amount of allergens and germs that can harm your health.
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    Germ-proof your Home

    Germs are everywhere; in your kitchen sink, trash can, curtains, dishwasher and many other places. They are ready to infect you when you come in contact with them. A germ-free existence is not possible, but you can limit the amount of allergens and germs that can harm your health. (Image source:Gettyimages.in)

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    Routine Dusting and Cleaning

    You must make it a routine to do dusting and cleaning; it is the easiest way you can keep germs away from your home. Routine cleaning prevents bacteria from building up in the first place. Use disinfectants with chemicals that can be just as deadly for germs. Tables, T.V. remotes, floors and other things you routinely come in contact with should be cleaned. (Image source:Gettyimages.in)

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    Kitchen Cleanliness

    Kitchen is a place where food-borne illnesses can harbour. Always pay heed to food safety when in the kitchen, keep your counter surfaces clean and disinfected. Clean the utensils thoroughly with soap and hot water. (Image source:Gettyimages.in)

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    Bathroom Hygiene

    Make it a habit to put down the toilet seat and also to clean it at least once a week. Because it is the most germ-infected place in your home, you must always try to keep toilets clean. Put the lid down every time you flush to prevent germ-infected water from landing on other surfaces in your bathroom. (Image source:Gettyimages.in)

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    Child’s Playroom

    Children love to play and put their hands even in the dirtiest corners of the house. First, clean the floor twice a day to prevent the spread of illnesses and germs. Routinely clean everything that comes in contact with your child. Moreover, teach them the importance of washing their hands. (Image source:Gettyimages.in)

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    Cutting Boards

    The small cracks on cutting board can become a breeding spot for bacteria and germs if you don’t clean it often. You must make sure to clean the cutting boards thoroughly after each use. If you see a lot of deep cracks in your cutting board, it’s time to get a new one. (Image source:Gettyimages.in)

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    Dish Sponge

    Always disinfect your sponge. A simple rinsing is not enough to eliminate the germs and bacteria from the dish sponge. When you are done with cleaning, never leave it wet. When a wet sponge sits, harmful bacteria can multiply. (Image source:Gettyimages.in)

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    Hot Wash for Towels and Bedding

    Dust mites accumulate rapidly in bedsheets, pillow covers and towels. Make sure you give these items a hot wash every 10 days. Keeping them clean is of utmost importance as you tend to be in contact with them frequently. (Image source:Gettyimages.in)

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    Curtains and Ceiling Fans

    Curtains and ceiling fans are often overlooked when it comes to cleanliness. It is very important to vacuum and wash your curtains and drapes as these items can trap a lot of germs and dust. (Image source:Gettyimages.in)

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