We recently came across a list of the top 10 dirtiest things that we routinely touch that had us reaching for the anti-bacterial soap. Surprisingly 9 of the top 10 items are your own, either in your household or in your pocket. We highlight some of the scary items on the list and techniques to stay clean and healthy. Yuck.
Ranker's "Top 10 Dirtiest Things You Touch Every Day" lists in order:
- Light Switch
- Computer Keyboard
- Cell Phone
- Toilet Seat
- Shopping Cart
- Remote Control
- Kitchen Sink
- Kitchen Sponge
"Keeping hands clean is one of the best ways to prevent the spread of infection and illness." The Centers for Disease Control actually has pages and pages on proper techniques for washing your hands. The Mayo Clinic also stresses hand washing, explaining the when and how for those that need a little reminder.
Check out these great cleaning tips from Unplggd that deep clean some of the items from the list. For your kitchen sponge, we suggest just keeping a stack of spares and separating their tasks, replacing often. You can send all your dirty money to us, care of Jason Yang at Apartment Therapy Unplggd.
Clean Your Keyboard
Clean Your Cell Phone
Clean Your Bathroom
Clean Your Remote Control
More Cleaning Tips from Unplggd
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