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5 Dirtiest Spots in Your House and How to Clean Them

Kitchen Sink

With so much daily use, it’s not completely shocking that your kitchen sink might actually be dirtier and more bacteria-laden than your toilet. While most of us take the time to disinfect our toilets, we forget about the bacteria festering in the sink from food stuck to soaking plates (which can be a breeding ground for salmonella and E.Coli). Don’t just rinse the sink with water: Wash with bleach or a bleach-based cleanser once a day, and rinse. Don’t forget to replace kitchen sponges, brushes and rags regularly.