It’s flu and cold season, and this is the best time to find those pesky germs and get rid of them once and for all! The thing is that germs like to hide! Besides for the norm way of killing germs, such as hand washing and keeping pillows and blankets washed, finding germs in their hiding place is essential to killing them! Here’s where to look and what to do about them!

Fight back right where the germs live

Fight back right where the germs live!

5 Places Where Germs Hide That You Might Not Realize ~ And What You Can Do About It!  

1. Toothbrush Holders:

A lot of people forget to wash these. It’s normal to overlook them because they are just a holder. However, they can be full of lingering and multiplying germs! Also, they are in the bathroom where the toilet is and “bathroom activities” take place!

Scrub your toothbrush holders to kill germs!

Scrub your toothbrush holders to kill germs!

Tip: Wash your toothbrush holder with hot soapy water and make it a part of your bathroom routine. To make it easier, if it’s a microwave safe cup, run it through the dishwasher.

2, All Knobs, Handles and Remotes:

Not just doorknobs! Germs will linger on any knob, handle or anything that is regularly touched in the house! This includes cabinet handles, closet knobs, cupboards, sink fixtures, light switches, lamp switches and so forth.

 

Tea Tree essential oil is the perfect cleaning agent and is great for killing germs!

Tea Tree essential oil is the perfect cleaning agent and is great for killing germs!

Tip: Disinfect on a regular basis anything that is handled daily in your home. For all-natural cleaning, use Tea Tree Essential oil and hot water. Tea Tree oil is antiseptic, antibacterial, antiviral, antimicrobial, antifungal, plus more. It’s the perfect, all-natural cleaning agent.

 3. Pet Bowels:

Pet bowls were found to be the 4th most-germ packed place in the home!  It’s not so surprising if you think about it!

Food bowels should be cleaned on a regular basis to kill germs.

Pet food bowls should be cleaned on a regular basis to kill germs.

Tip: Pet food bowls should be washed daily with soapy water and should be disinfected weekly. Again, you can use a Tea Tree and hot water solution. Make sure the bowl is completely dried before adding any food to it for your pet.

4. The Kitchen Sink:  

Food rinsed from plates or left in the drain catcher can be a breeding ground for germs! So can sponges that are not anti-bacterial.

Kitchen sinks and sponges with lingering food can be a breeding ground for germs!

Kitchen sinks and sponges with lingering food can be a breeding ground for germs!

Tip: Sanitize your sink often to prevent germs from growing and spreading. A simple wipe down every evening will take care of the lingering germs. Buy anti-bacterial sponges or dish rags, or replace them on a regular basis. Remember to clean and sanitize your drain catcher, as well.  

5. Computer Keyboards and Mouses! 

Do you sit at your computer a lot? Maybe you don’t always wash your hands first? I mean really, who does? Your keyboard and mouse are a germ’s dream! 

Your keyboard and mouse are perfect places for germs to hide!

Your keyboard and mouse are perfect places for germs to hide!

Tip: Wash your hands before using your computer. If you eat at your desk, try not to drop any crumbs in or around your keyboard. If you do, wipe them up with a Tea Tree infused wipe. You should also disinfect your keyboard and mouse on a regular basis with a Tea Tree moistened wipe.

 

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In conclusion, we want you to find those hidden germs, get rid of them, and keep them away! This way, your family will be less likely to get sick this cold and flu season!

What natural method do you use to kill germs? Share this post with your friends and let us know in the comments! We would love to hear from you!

Cheers!

Robin, and the Zen Team!

 

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*Note: This article is for informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose or treat any health condition. Therefore, ask your doctor about any health concerns that you might have and seek proper medical treatment. 

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