Monday, December 26, 2011

How To Clean Your Stuff Better

You know dust, grunge and grime are out there...on your sponge, handbag, all on your house and even on you!
You can effectively yet gently get rid of the ick factor and be cleaned up all over.

Your Stuff:

TV remote- swipe them down with a disinfectant wipe at least every 2 days, especially if somebody at home is sick. Save the channel surfing after you've cooked your dinner. It's because during your food prep, and you handle your remote in between, you can easily transfer microbes like E. coli or salmonella.

Handbag - it goes ealmost everywhere you go..ladies room, doctor's office so don't wonder your bag becomes a magnet of microbes, like salmonella, staph, and even E. coli. Watch out for those paper money that you stash in your purse as well. Flu virus can live on bank notes for 17 days.
To clean the inside of your purse, vacuum it using the cervice attachment, or use a long bristled suede brush to dump crumbs into the garbage can.
As much as possible, get into the habit of hanging your bag on restaurant or bathroom floors to avoid picking up germs.

Lingerie - Every pair of dirty underwear has traces of feces. Wash your underwear separately from the rest of your laundry on the highest temperature possible to kill germs and keep them from spreading to other clothes. Dry them to the fullest. Avoid damp drying which provides a perfect environment for bacteria growth.
For bras, it's okay to wear them 2-3 times before washing. But on days where you worked out in sweat, don't let it air out and wear it again. Instead, hand wash it with mild detergent and let air dry. Drying it through the tumbling washer and heat can damage the fabric and underwire of bras over time.

Sponges and scrub brushes - Sponge sitting out wet over night have all sorts of bacteria in it. In fact, it is the most contaminated sites for bacteria in your entire home. Clean them on the top rack of the dishwasher for the full cycle every time you run it, or microwave a slightly damp sponge (douse it with white vinegar or lemon juice, then wring it out) on high for 2-3 minutes and allow to air dry.

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