Think you know where the germiest place in your house is?
Well you might be scrubbing the wrong place.
There are germs lurking everywhere in our homes, from the kitchen to the bathroom.
But what exactly should we be cleaning and how often?
In the bathroom, don’t just focus on scrubbing the toilet.
It’s actually cleaner than you think.
According to microbiologists, if you want to cut down the bacteria in the rest of the bathroom, make sure you close the lid before you flush.
Fecal matter can get tossed several feet in the air which means your toothbrush, makeup and even towels could get hit.
Speaking of towels, those moist cloths are the perfect place for bacteria like E. coli to grow.
So make sure you wash it with hot water every three or four days.
In the kitchen, those rags and sponges used to wiped down everything are perfect for collecting bacteria like E. coli and salmonella.
If you think you can just throw them in the microwave or dishwasher to clean them, think again.
Your best bet is to just replace them weekly.
And surprisingly, water reservoirs like the ones in your coffee machine are one of the germiest places in the kitchen.
According to the National Safety Foundation, check the owners manual on how to clean it monthly.