How to clean the dirtiest areas of your home

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Your house harbors more bacteria than you can imagine (and which you probably don't want to know anything about). But the worst part is that most of those bacteria are in places that would surprise you if you discovered them. Today I want to talk to you about how to clean some of the dirtiest areas of your home, and it is very likely that you will be surprised to discover which areas are the ones with the most bacteria in your home. Are you ready to find out?

Doorknobs and handles

If you think about the number of times you touch the handles and doorknobs per day, you would be surprised to discover the amount of bacteria in each one. The doorknobs on closet doors, windows or doors are not far behind and are also loaded with germs. If you really want to disinfect it, you will have to clean it every day with antibacterial wipes or a little soapy water (and a few drops of ammonia).

The bathtub

The bathtub is also a place in your home that catches a lot of bacteria every time you take a bath, remember that when you get in to clean yourself, all the germs that you remove from your body fall into the bathtub. To be able to clean and disinfect this area full of bacteria, first it is a good idea to let the water run through each corner of the bathtub for a few minutes (so you rinse it of soap residues, for example). Then spray foamy soap with a bathtub cleaner and with rubber gloves and a good brush or sponge, you will have to scrub every corner. Finally, when you have cleaned each area of ​​the bathtub, you should let the water run again to rinse off all the foam.


I'm sure you know that if you keep your toothbrush out of a cabinet it can have more bacteria than your toilet, but to avoid brushing your teeth with bacteria, the best thing you can do is undoubtedly store your toothbrush in a safe place.

It is not surprising that the toilet is one of the dirtiest places in the house, but the reality is that if you clean it regularly, it will be cleaner than other elements of your home such as your sheets or doorknobs. To clean the toilet the best thing you can do is buy a liquid cleaner, Clean with a standard brush and rubber gloves to avoid staining, so cleaning the toilet will be less tedious.


You should spray the cleaner inside the toilet bowl and let it sit for a few minutes so that the product can achieve better results. Then scrub with the brush until it is very clean and flush several times from the cistern to be able to rinse the dirt. Then grab a rag to clean the entire toilet and make it really clean and shiny.

The bathroom and kitchen floor

Although it is true that the entire floor of the house must be cleaned regularly because it is walked on every day with the shoes that enter from the street, the bathroom and kitchen floors must be especially careful since they are stepped on more and germs will be in greater quantity.

A great idea to avoid so many germs is to remove your shoes when entering the house, thus leaving them at the entrance and wearing slippers or non-slip socks, the cleaning will last much longer.

If in the rest of your home it is enough to sweep the floor a couple of times a week and mop the floor once every seven daysOn the kitchen and bathroom floors, you will need to sweep the surfaces regularly (every day) and clean the floor at least twice a week. To disinfect, the ideal is to buy a suitable cleaner for very dirty floors and that can thus remove dirt, germs and bacteria for longer.

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The carpet

If there is a decorative element that we all love, it is the carpet. This element helps us to have a much warmer and more welcoming home, but we cannot forget that it is one of the elements of the home that will have more bacteria and germs, and even more if you live with pets.

Vacuuming regularly is the key to eliminating dust mites and keeping the air clean, but unfortunately carpets trap a lot of dust, dirt, and as I said before, bacteria too. Germs crawl on your shoes. You will need to vacuum twice a week, and to eliminate odors, the ideal is that you sprinkle a little baking soda before vacuuming.

Kitchen and bathroom

After discovering that the kitchen and bathroom floors are the dirtiest in your home, it is very likely that you have also thought that these two rooms must also be quite dirty. That's how it is. You actually have to scrub the kitchen sink and countertop every day because it is much more important than it first appears.. After all, the kitchen sink can have rust stains, deposit hard water, bacteria from food sticking ... Therefore, you should clean the sink every day and disinfect it at least once a week.

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In the bathroom you should also follow this cleaning pattern, but remember that if your bathroom sink is made of porcelain you should use a non-abrasive cleaner, otherwise you could spoil the porcelain forever.

These are some of the dirtiest places in your home and they need to be well cleaned every day in order to guarantee the comfort of your home.. Even if you have a stressed rhythm of life or you think that time is always against you, with a good organization you will surely be able to find a space to be able to keep the most important things clean. What other areas of your home do you think are very dirty?

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