Which Places in Your Home are the Dirtiest?

Posted by on Wednesday, November 5th, 2014 at 7:14am

Dirty GrillNo matter how often you clean your home, there are a few places bound to collect dirt. These are the toughest places to clean and the ones that you might forget to clean. Door handles, the refrigerator and remote controls are just a few places you might not realize need extra attention. Here are a look at the dirtiest places in your home.

Remote Controls

Something handled often are remote controls. While you may not think much of it, people handling your controls may not have the cleanest of hands. Never wiping them down with disinfectant is asking germs to collect there.

This is especially important when someone is home sick for the day lying in front of the TV. The remote is one of the most germ-filled areas of the house. Use a cotton swab dipped in rubbing alcohol to get between buttons.

Toothbrush Cup

The toothbrush cup is typically near the toilet. Small amounts of fecal matter are getting on your toothbrush cup regularly. Keep your toothbrushes in a moveable or easy-to-clean cup. Consider throwing the cup into the dishwasher every once in a while or soaking it in warm water with bleach for a half hour.


The refrigerator often has old leftovers or stale food sitting in there. Wash the shelves in your sink with hot water and dishwashing liquid.

Another area that gets dirty is the kitchen sink. Be sure to wash it with soap and water daily as well as disinfect with cleaner once a week.

Another problem area of the kitchen is the stove. Under the stove, alongside the stove and behind the stove are the dirtiest areas. Pull out your stove from the wall and spray the sides of the oven with oven cleaner. Then use all-purpose cleaner on the cabinets and floor adjacent.


Bathtubs and the walls around your toilet are the worst in the bathroom. Spray the walls and wait a few minutes before wiping. Standing water in the shower promotes mold so be sure to disinfect regularly and dry after each use.

Throughout the house, make sure you clean the faucets of the house a few times a year and wipe down door handles and switches. These tips will keep your house in tip top shape.

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