12 Household Items That Need Extra Attention After You've Been Sick
And remember—disinfectant wipes used incorrectly can just as easily turn into germ bombs.
1. Kitchen Countertops
Your gorgeous, cook-friendly countertop can be a breeding ground for infectious germs, and if it’s granite or patterned, you might struggle to detect even visible messes like crumbs and spills. You don’t even want to know how much invisible gunk is plastered on there too.
To clean, use a store-bought disinfectant spray or mix up a cleaning solution with ½ cup of bleach per gallon of cold water (p.s. never mix anything with bleach besides water!). Let this solution sit on the surface for five minutes after spraying, then wipe with a wet cloth or let air dry. And no, bleach won’t ruin your granite countertops.