What is the germiest place/thing in your house?

Canada
October 20, 2006 12:52pm CST
With flu season coming, I was thinking about this-what would you say is the germiest thing in your house? I think the computer keyboard and mouse, telephone and remote would be the worst...pretty gross if you think about it. Doorknobs would be on my list too. Disinfecting these items is now on my list of things to do-soon.
5 responses
• Canada
2 Nov 06
Anything involving bathroom functions: the toilet, the drains, the kitty litter box (my least favorite chore around the house). I can imagine children's hands being pretty grimy too!
@HerShe (2386)
• Canada
2 Nov 06
I agree with you when you say the bathroom is the germiest place in the house. Children should be taught at a young age to wash every time they use the toilet/bathroom. This will promote heathy habits. Litter boxes should not be kept anywhere within a small child's reach. Litter is 'sand' to a toddler, and will play in it every chance they get. As far as washing is concerned, keep a short stool near the sink so the child can wash by themselves if you are not with them at that moment. This also encourages independence; you know, the 'I can do it myself' thing!
@nhtpscd (1418)
• Australia
17 Dec 06
I must agree the wallet as I see lots of people putting the notes in their mouths and the amount of hands 1 note goes through the next would have to be the telephone. Sweat and breath in the holes of the handset.
@prue187 (517)
• United States
2 Nov 06
Pretty much our toilet como area, sink.
@zuri25 (2127)
• United States
2 Nov 06
Beleive it or not, doctors say that one of the cleanest places in the house is your toilet and that one of the dirtiest things is your toothbrush if it is near your toilet because it gets splashed with toilet water upon flushing. That made me think twice about where I was putting my toothbrush. I went out and bought a fresh one the next day.
@HerShe (2386)
• Canada
2 Nov 06
Hi Weasel_Sponge. Yes, flu season is upon us. I think the germiest place in any house would have to be the bathroom taps. The person who washes after using the toilet, first leaves their 'toilet germs' on the faucet. Then the next bathroom user picks up those germs by turning on the tap. The other place where germs run rampid, is the handle of shopping carts. I know a person who always take some of that sterile gel (the kind they use in hospitals), and wipes the whole cart with it before she even touches the shopping cart. It seems a bit much, but she never seems to get sick.