Germs are harmful microscopic creature that can be transmitted to the human body through several means leading to many diseases and sicknesses. They can be airborne and they can be transmitted to our bodies through the food we eat after we touch things that have these germs. The best method of getting rid of these germs is using detergent solutions and a cotton cloth. Here are some of the most common places germs hide in:
1- Phones and smartphones. I recently heard that your smart phone has more germs than a toilet seat (eew!). Using phones in public places escalates the problem even more and multiplies the damage. To get rid of the germs on your house phone and smartphone, wipe them with an antibacterial wipe.
2- Toys. We care so much for the health of our children. We bathe them and feed them and tell them not to touch certain things when they are outside. But we do, however, forget to clean or tell them to clean their toys. And toys DO gather a lot of germs. Wipe your children’s toys and spray them with disinfectant detergents.
3- Light Switches. Seriously, can you remember when the last time you cleaned the light switch was? This place can be active breeding grounds for germ. People can live their whole lives not knowing what makes them sick just because they ignore cleaning their light switches.
4- ATM machines. Yeah, I know it is unreasonable to ask you to clean ATM machines. But keep in mind at least that ATMs are used by anyone. So, don’t touch an ATM with your bare fingers. You can use the tip of your pen or pencil instead of wasting time wearing a glove. Also make sure to sanitize your hand after holding money as money can carry germs.
5- Shopping cart handles. Another thing many people hold and also another thing that can be the breeding grounds for countless germs. Simply, get your handy dandy hand sanitizer and paper tissues and wipe the handle of your shopping cart (pun unintended).
6- Elevator buttons. Ever wonder why people in the same building get the flu even when they hardly ever meet each other? Elevator buttons are the culprit here. Viruses and bacteria stick to them and cause infections. Use the edge of your sleeve, or the tip of your pen or pencil if you happen to be sleeveless.