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What are some household cleaning shortcuts?

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  • Keep cleaning products together in a pail or basket so they're ready when you are and can be carried from room to room.
  • While a disinfectant is sitting, tackle another chore.
  • Use a plastic can liner to help control trash spills and leaking and to cut down on wastebasket and garbage can cleaning.
  • To keep spills in the refrigerator and on floors from turning into bigger messes, clean and sanitize them as they happen.

From: Speed-Cleaning to Kill Household Germs WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by on December 15, 2017

Medically Reviewed on 12/15/2017

SOURCES:

NSF International: "Top 10 Germiest Places in the Home" and "NSF Scrub Club Germ Experiment Featured on Good Morning America."

Healthcare News: "Combating Household Germs."

Colorado State Extension: "Cleaning and Sanitizing the Kitchen."

Environmental Working Group: "Safe Cleaning Tips for Your Home" and "EWG's Guide to Infant Formula and Baby Bottles: Safe Baby Bottle and Formula Guide."

Alliance for Consumer Education Disease Prevention Program.

Family Doctor: "Benefits and Risks."

Washoe County:  "Diaper changing and soiled clothing procedures."

Apple Inc.: "How to disinfect the Apple internal or external keyboard, trackpad, and mouse."

Public Health, Delta and Menominee Counties: "Infection Control at Home, School & Workplace."

Reviewed by on December 15, 2017

SOURCES:

NSF International: "Top 10 Germiest Places in the Home" and "NSF Scrub Club Germ Experiment Featured on Good Morning America."

Healthcare News: "Combating Household Germs."

Colorado State Extension: "Cleaning and Sanitizing the Kitchen."

Environmental Working Group: "Safe Cleaning Tips for Your Home" and "EWG's Guide to Infant Formula and Baby Bottles: Safe Baby Bottle and Formula Guide."

Alliance for Consumer Education Disease Prevention Program.

Family Doctor: "Benefits and Risks."

Washoe County:  "Diaper changing and soiled clothing procedures."

Apple Inc.: "How to disinfect the Apple internal or external keyboard, trackpad, and mouse."

Public Health, Delta and Menominee Counties: "Infection Control at Home, School & Workplace."

Reviewed by on December 15, 2017

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