Dirtiest Items In Your Home And How To Clean Them

There’s no place like home to cosy up and kick back! However, some areas of your home can potentially be a breeding ground for harmful bacteria and germs. Here are the 5 dirtiest items in your home!


Carpets are comfy and practical for any home but they can also host up to 200,000 bacteria per square inch, yuck! Carpets are known to be approximately 4,000 times dirtier than a toilet seat! Even the best vacuum cleaner can’t guarantee your carpet will be clean. 

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Sheets & Mattress

We spend more than 8 hours on our bed, sleeping, playing the phone, watching movies and even sometimes snacking. This makes the pillow and mattress accumulate sweat, bacteria, mites and other microorganisms, that is why it’s important to freshen up your sheets regularly and give your mattress a deep cleaning, to keep the place where you rest your head clean and odour-free.


Doorknobs are something we touch every day and according to studies, a third of the doorknobs tested positive for bacteria that is commonly related to the common flu. During this pandemic, the germs or bacterias on your hands will be easily transferred to your doorknobs. Hence, disinfect your doorknobs frequently to ensure the safety of you and your family. The good news is doorknobs are incredibly simple to clean. To create an eco-friendly spray, you need to prepare vinegar, hydrogen peroxide and several spray bottles. 

Kitchen Sink & Sponges 

It goes without saying that your kitchen requires a good cleaning on a daily basis. This is because both kitchen sink and sponges are known to trap food particles and tons of bacteria, which can transmit during food preparation. These bacterias can cause diarrhea, food poisoning, fever and other diseases. Don’t let your dirty kitchen damage your immune system! 

Cutting Boards

Don’t think that your cutting board is clean just because it’s used for cutting food. Cutting boards are made of wood and plastics and they can harbour harmful bacteria more than you can imagine! Experts suggest that you can wash your cutting boards with dish soap and hot water. After it dries, wipe it down with vinegar.

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