The Household Items You Should Clean Every Day (But Don't)
Depending on where you fall on the spectrum of neat freak, you may or may not be cleaning your home as much as you might like to be. We totally get it. After all, a daily clean is just another thing to add to your already fit-to-burst list of to-dos. To make the undertaking a smidge easier, Elle Decor took to breaking down the items that require a daily clean, so you can focus on only the important stuff. Read on.
Your kitchen and bath towels. According to Elle Decor, a USDA-funded study found that dish towels were the most contaminated spot in the kitchen. The same goes for the small towels in your bathroom. Get a good stockpile going so you can switch out and launder regularly. It's the perfect excuse to mix-and-match.
Kitchen counters. Wipe down and disinfect your countertops every day. Just think of how often you place things on them that really have no business being in the kitchen (house and car keys, mail, purses, etc.).
Used dishes. This is a no-brainer for anyone of a post-college age, but it begs repeating: Dirty dishes attract bugs and other critters. Try your darnedest to hand wash dishes before turning in, or place them in the dishwasher.
Your coffee maker. If you're a daily coffee drinker, you need to be a daily coffee maker cleaner. Wash the removable parts with warm, soapy water, or check that the parts are dishwasher safe (they usually are!). While we're at it, the same goes for blenders. Bacteria loves to hide in the little nooks and crannies of these tools.
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