14 Germy Things at Home You’re Definitely Forgetting to Clean

Article by Lynn Redmile, Carolyn Forte, Good Housekeeping Institute

In an effort to keep your family healthy overall, it’s smart to ramp up your cleaning routine now, especially when family members are spending more time at home. Here are some tips and common household items that the Good Housekeeping Institute Cleaning Lab recommends you include in your cleaning routine.

Slide 4 of 17: Considered one of the dirtiest items in a hotel room, household remotes get passed from person to person and rarely get cleaned, if at all.To clean:Remove the batteries, but replace the battery compartment's cover.Dampen a cloth with 70% isopropyl alcohol or with an alcohol or disinfecting wipe, go over the remote, paying special attention to the spaces between the buttons.Dip a cotton swab in alcohol, squeeze out the excess, and use it to clean the narrow areas and grooves, being careful to not let any liquid drip into the remote.Use a toothpick to gently nudge grime from the button crevices.Wait a few minutes for the alcohol to evaporate, then dry the remote with a lint-free cloth and reinstall the batteries.

Check out all the items on the GHI list of things to clean, and how to clean them at:

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