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The Germiest Place In Your Living Room You Often Forget To Clean
The spots in your living room that harbor a startling amount of germs, like that TV remote, are often referred to as "high-touch" surfaces. Luckily, to keep those germs at bay, you just need to remember to incorporate some disinfecting and sanitizing of high-touch surfaces into your cleaning routine.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, there's a wide variety of solutions that will get the job done, including Clorox cleaners and Lysol disinfectants. You can even DIY some solutions using bleach or alcohol — just be mindful of proportions.
For example, you can mix about 1 quart of water with 4 teaspoons of bleach, or create an alcohol solution that's a minimum of 70% isopropyl alcohol. Additionally, though it's tempting to just spray those high-touch surfaces with disinfecting solution and call it a day, that's not the most effective way to battle germs.
Instead, you should spray a cloth with your solution of choice, and then wipe down whatever items you're trying to clean. Things like influenza germs can live on surfaces for up to 24 hours, while more infectious viruses like norovirus germs can linger for weeks in certain conditions.