AUTOPLAY 

Theres no easy way to slice it. The kitchen sponge or dish rag is downright disgusting. In most homes, this is the most germ-infested item. To keep it clean A wet sponge can be nuked in the microwave for a couple of minutes to kill germs and bacteria. Additionally, sponges should be replaced at least every two weeks. Washcloths and towels can be easily thrown into the washer and bleached - making them a possible better choice than sponges. (Thinkstock)
There's no easy way to slice it. The kitchen sponge or dish rag is downright disgusting. In most homes, this is the most germ-infested item.

To keep it clean: A wet sponge can be nuked in the microwave for a couple of minutes to kill germs and bacteria. Additionally, sponges should be replaced at least every two weeks. Washcloths and towels can be easily thrown into the washer and bleached - making them a possible better choice than sponges.

(Thinkstock)
The kitchen sink has the second-highest concentration of microorganisms. To keep it clean Use a disnfecting cleaner one or two times a week and use bleach every month to clean drains and garbage disposals. Strainers should also be cleaned weekly. (Thinkstock)
The kitchen sink has the second-highest concentration of microorganisms.

To keep it clean: Use a disnfecting cleaner one or two times a week and use bleach every month to clean drains and garbage disposals. Strainers should also be cleaned weekly.

(Thinkstock)
In the bathroom, the toothbrush holder is the third most germy place. To keep it clean Twice a week, put the toothbrushes through a dishwasher cycle. Alternatively, try hand-washing with hot, soapy water and use a disinfecting wipe. (Thinkstock)
In the bathroom, the toothbrush holder is the third most germy place.

To keep it clean: Twice a week, put the toothbrushes through a dishwasher cycle. Alternatively, try hand-washing with hot, soapy water and use a disinfecting wipe.

(Thinkstock)
Coming in at number four - your best friends food dish. Doesnt he deserve a clean place to eat, too To keep it clean Every day, run the dishes through the dishwasher or wash by hand. Use bleach to hand wash and let them dry before feeding Fido again. (Thinkstock)
Coming in at number four - your best friend's food dish. Doesn't he deserve a clean place to eat, too?

To keep it clean: Every day, run the dishes through the dishwasher or wash by hand. Use bleach to hand wash and let them dry before feeding Fido again.

(Thinkstock)
And coming in at number five, its the coffee reservoir. To keep it clean This dark, damp place is perfect for bacteria, mold and mildew. Usually, the manufacturer will have cleaning instructions. Running four cups of diluted vinegar is also recommended. Let it stand for half an hour first. Then, run water through two or three times. Clean monthly. (Thinkstock)
And coming in at number five, it's the coffee reservoir.

To keep it clean: This dark, damp place is perfect for bacteria, mold and mildew. Usually, the manufacturer will have cleaning instructions. Running four cups of diluted vinegar is also recommended. Let it stand for half an hour first. Then, run water through two or three times. Clean monthly.

(Thinkstock)
Happy Birthday Bao Bao

Happy Birthday Bao Bao

Some of Bao Bao's best photos ahead of her 1st birthday.
The Royal Baby

The Royal Baby

Prince George is going to be a big brother. A look at his best photos.
Best Movie Sequels

Best Movie Sequels

Counting down the best movie sequels of all time.
Best Young Adult Books

Best Young Adult Books

Grownups can't seem to get enough of YA lit. What are your favorites?
Click on the image above to see it at its original size.

33 / 6

Photo Galleries

< >