It’s flu season.  While those around you are falling helplessly into bed with a fever and chills, we want to help you do everything you can to stay healthy.  Of course, your Mom’s advice – getting to bed in good time, washing your hands regularly, and drinking plenty of water – is important to remember.  But when it comes to your home, we’ve got a few tips to ensure you’re getting rid of unwanted germs, keeping you and your family healthy.  Read our tips below to learn how to get rid of germs on some of the dirtiest things in your home:
the dirtiest places in your home
1. The Kitchen Sponge: Despite popular opinion, often it’s the kitchen that’s the dirtiest room in a house – not the bathroom.  And the kitchen sponge that we use to clean our dishes is the worst offender.  That’s because a sponge should be disinfected frequently – ideally after each use – to kill leftover food particles and bacteria.  You can disinfect a sponge by soaking it in water and heating it in the microwave for one or two minutes, or by carefully pouring boiling water over it.  Before using it next, give the sponge a rinse with cool water.