There are a ton of objects in your home that can attract germs, dirt, bacteria, and dust, and you may not believe what they are! The bathroom is one of the first places that come to mind when you think of dirty spots, but there are actually several less obvious places that are even dirtier. These are 25 Things You Won’t Believe Are Dirtier Than Your Toilet!
Reusable shopping bags
When you pack your groceries in a reusable shopping bag, you don’t realize that the bacteria from the meats and other raw food products are being left behind, including E. coli. They also tend to sit in cars, and when it’s warm out, the bacteria can multiply. Worst of all, they aren’t usually cleaned after use, so the germs just linger.
TV remote control
The remote control is known as the dirtiest item in hotel rooms, and it’s not much better at home. When a number of people are handling the buttons, sometimes while eating, sometimes while sick, all of the dirt and germs from that person’s hand ends up on the remote, which is rarely cleaned. You might want to think about taking a Clorox wipe to your remotes the next time you clean.
There’s a reason why germophobes won’t touch door knobs and handles with their bare hands. Viruses love to linger on them, making them responsible for the spread of illness throughout homes and offices.
Light switches can have up to 217 bacteria per square inch. They are flipped on and off by hands that have touched a ton of dirty things before it. It’s a great way to catch germs from others using the same switch as they are hardly ever cleaned.
The kitchen sink holds raw meat, dirty dishes, and germs from hands being cleaned in it. As a result, it holds more fecal bacteria than a flushed toilet. Experts recommend flushing it out after handling raw meat and wiping it down daily with disinfectant wipes.