If you are very concerned about the cleanliness of your home, you are clearly on the right path to a healthy life for you and your family.
The truth is that the benefits of a good hygiene for all parts of a home cannot be overemphasized.
But you may not be able to clean every part of your house extensively every day, hence the need to prioritize. So, what areas should you focus on? The toilet? The sitting room where guests stay? Your dining area? Or your kitchen?
Well, it’s fine to clean all these areas of your home but your kitchen is perhaps the most important and I will tell you why.
Some Parts Of Your Kitchen Have More Bacteria Than A Toilet Seat
Now that we have established the need to clean your kitchen, let’s get deeper into areas that you should specifically clean that are very much prone to containing a lot of bacteria.
1. Your Sponge
Your kitchen sponge comes in contact with all manner of foodstuffs, dishes, and cutlery that it is itself a home to different bacteria from decomposing food matter. Many of these food particles get trapped in its fabric and are pretty hard to get out. So, how then can you effectively clean your sponge? Well, some people suggest that you place it in the microwave to heat it up a bit or use a dishwasher to disinfect it.
2. Your Chopping Boards
Chopping boards are often used when cutting meat and chicken, they easily become laden with bacteria and other microorganisms. So, emphasis must be made to clean it. It is advisable that you keep a separate board for cutting meat, fish and other animal products, and another board for cutting vegetables like carrots and cabbage. You should also wash them properly before and after use.
3. Your Dishwasher
People often have an erroneous belief that cleaning equipment needs no cleaning. The fact that a device is used to clean up dirt from the dishes is the more reason why you need to also clean it.
How then do you clean your dishwasher? Well, you can use liquids like vinegar to give your dishes a very good clean.
4. Your Oven Ranges
Usually, oven ranges come in different styles, some are single or double, so you need to put in an effort to clean and disinfect their interior parts. You should also not neglect the electric surface range or the gas surface range.
You really don’t need to use antibacterial soap to get it done, regular soap and a clean cloth work well to clean off these ranges.
5. Cloths and Rags
Many people use the same cloth for cleaning their countertop surfaces, carrying hot pots from the range to the sink, drying their chopping boards and cleaning their hands. This is very inappropriate and can easily spread microbes around.
You should have different pieces of cloth for these separate purposes and use a disposable paper towel to dry your hands after washing them. Using a cloth to clean your hands after washing will only contaminate them instead.
Credit: The nation.