There is no toilet in this list, but there is another item familiar to you from the bathroom. Here are the complete blacklist of points you should know.

Top 10 Dirtiest places and things that everyone forgets


1) Keyboard

On the keyboard within one square centimeter lives more than 500 000 bacteria. This is due to the fact that people, sitting at a computer or laptop, do not even think about washing their hands. Everything that you bring from the street, densely settles on the keyboard. Add to this the dust and crumbs. The result is an ideal breeding ground for pathogens.

What to do

First, wash your hands every time you go home. Secondly, at least once a week to clean the keyboard. You can more often if you are not the only user of the device.

Unplug the keyboard, turn it over and, gently tapping from the back, knock out the dirt stuck between the buttons. For blowing dust and debris, you can use a conventional hair dryer. Use a pair of tweezers as an aid.

Then prepare a mild soapy solution (in a glass of water, dilute a few drops of detergent). Wipe the keys and the space between them with a lint-free cloth or a clean toothbrush. After the procedure, wipe the keyboard with a dry cloth.

2) Mobile phones

For a day, a cell phone gets into a lot of dirty places: it lies in the pocket where the money was just taken from, or on the desktop, which is always there once to wipe. The phone is taken by unwashed hands after the store, metro, public transport. In a word, he carries a huge number of all kinds of germs in a day.

What to do

Be sure to completely disinfect the mobile phone once a week. Determine for him a special place in a handbag, a borometer or a backpack. As often as possible, wipe the smartphone with special cleaning wipes.

At home, take a microfiber cloth, apply a few drops of antibacterial hand liquid to it, and then wipe your mobile device. In order to keep the phone as clean as possible, use a headset on the street and in public places.

3) Drain hole in the sink

Siphon washing – the most favorable environment for the reproduction of bacteria. As a rule, housewives pay attention to his condition when the drain is clogged or an unpleasant smell appears.

What to do

Prepare a special solution and pour the resulting mixture into the drainage hole for 20-30 minutes. Pre-wrap the rag in polyethylene and plug it with a sink. The solution can be prepared in several ways:

In ½ cup of hot water, dilute one teaspoon of soda.

Mix ½ cup of white vinegar 3-9% and a teaspoon of lemon juice.

Mix ½ cup of white vinegar 3-9% and a teaspoon of soda.

The accumulated fatty scum is purified by a saturated solution of salt (3 tablespoons of salt per 1 glass of hot water). After cleaning, rinse the drain with a powerful jet of hot water.

Try to keep the kitchen clean. Change sponges and towels more often, wash the handles of the refrigerator and use five separate cutting boards for meat, fish, raw vegetables and fruits , cooked foods, bread.

4) Toothbrush

A toothbrush can become a source of reproduction of more than 100 million bacteria that are dangerous to the body. And this is absolutely natural, because we brush our teeth every day, removing the scurf and the remnants of food. After a while, the brush literally overgrew with bacteria.

What to do

Once every three months, toothbrushes must be changed to new ones and stored in an upright position.


For decontamination, you can lower the brush for 30 seconds in the mouth rinse, which contains alcohol. You can also load it for a couple of minutes in boiling water or wash in a dishwasher, placing it on the top shelf. After use, rinse the brush with hot water.

5) Keys

The surface of the keys contains as many bacteria as the button on the elevator call. We never wipe the keys and always take them with dirty hands. They fall in the entrance or on the street, stored in dirty pockets and bring to the house an incredible amount of infectious bacteria. Some give their children as a toy, which is unacceptable and dangerous for the health of the child.

What to do

Once you have come home, first wash your hands and then carefully wipe the keys (including the car) with antiseptic napkins. Take the rule of storing keys in the housekeeper, so as not to spread bacteria around the house.

6) Wallet and money

On average, one banknote contains about 30,000 bacteria per square centimetre. The older the bill, the more it carries on itself infections: helminths, Koch sticks, pathogens of tuberculosis and meningitis. Paying money, people exchange bacteria.

What to do

After each contact with money, wash your hands or wipe them with a special disinfectant . Keep money in your wallet, not in your pockets. Do not leave bills on the dining table, in the hallway, do not throw them on the bed or sofa. Choose a permanent place for the wallet and periodically wipe it with antiseptic napkins.

7) Carpets

On a square centimeter of an ordinary carpet there are 4 000 times more bacteria than on the same area of ​​a toilet bowl. The napping surface of the carpet becomes an excellent place for the accumulation of all kinds of bacteria, dust mites and particles of dead skin.

What to do

Regularly clean the carpet with a vacuum cleaner. To remove stains and dust, dissolve 2 teaspoons of ammonia in 1 liter of water. Clean the carpet with a brush dipped in the resulting mixture. Then ventilate the room and allow the carpet to dry.

Conventional baking soda also cope with the deep cleaning of carpets and carpets. It can be used both in dry form and in the form of a solution (in a glass of water, dissolve a tablespoon of soda). Apply the mixture to the carpet and leave for 40 minutes, then vacuum. So you not only get rid of dirt, but also update the color of the coating.

8) Entrance hall

Here you first of all put thousands of germs from the street straight into the apartment. In addition, it is often like being a pet, which then spreads bacteria through furniture, tables, window sills and carpets.

What to do

First of all, get a special mat for the hallway, which will absorb dirt and street dust. Be aware of it, and then go on.

Once a week, the mat should be cleaned with hot water. Bring your shoes in order as soon as you come home. Daily wipe the floors in the hallway with a solution with the addition of any disinfectant.

9) Blind for the bathroom

Bacteria actively reproduce in a humid environment. Curtains for the bathroom are particularly prone to ubiquitous mold . But usually they are never cleaned, believing that the soap solution falling on the curtains is enough for disinfection.

What to do

It is recommended to clean the bathroom curtain once a month. Curtains made of polyethylene are better to replace with vinyl. They are less likely to develop mold. In addition, they can be washed in a typewriter at 40 degrees (without pressing and drying). Curtains from polyester enough to wipe with a sponge.

Soak the blind along with the fasteners in the salt water. This will help get rid of mold. If the curtain is made of water-repellent fabric, it can be soaked in a weak solution of bleach containing chlorine. Wipe the blinds dry after each use and ventilate the bathroom more often.

10) Dishwasher and washing machine

Despite the fact that both technical means are designed to maintain order and cleanliness, they themselves are the source of microbes.

What to do

Once every six months, clean the door seal of the dishwasher with a specialized tool recommended by the manufacturer. To prevent mold from appearing, wipe the camera, door, seals and coarse filter daily.

Regularly wash the bottom of the machine door and the space between the gaskets. After use, leave the dishwasher open until it dries completely.

Once a month, rinse the drain filter of the washing machine with detergent under running water. Keep the powder tray clean.

To rid the machine of mold and bacteria, sometimes use any oxygen-ontaining bleach. Or you can wash cotton kitchen towels by pouring 100 milliliters of disinfectant into the powder compartment.

To completely decontaminate the equipment, at least once a month, thoroughly wash all the removable parts (filters, powder tray, drain hose), and door seals.