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Purge The Germs: Is Your Home Really As Clean As You Think It Is?

hypoallergenic sheetIn a perfect world, everything would be as clean as you think it is. But unfortunately, many of the items around your house are hiding germs and allergens.

There's a reason why experts recommend cleaning areas and objects around your house within a given time frame. Left alone for too long and these unsuspected areas could make you sick.

That said, here are some of the top areas around your home that you may want to give a second glance (and a second spray).

Do you know how clean your bed is?
Many people will often wait 10 to 14 days before cleaning their bedsheets. Others may wait up to three to four weeks before giving their sheets a wash despite the fact that 78% of Americans say they're more excited to go to bed when their sheets smell fresh.

It's recommended to wash your bedsheets at least once a week. This is because your skin's oils, flakes, bacteria, and even leftover makeup get soaked into the sheets.

These contaminants can clog your pores and even make you sick. By using hypoallergenic sheets and washing them once every seven days, you can help keep the allergens and skin irritants away.

Where are you putting your hands the most?
Other common places in your home where bacteria may be lurking are the places where you put your hands the most. Remote controls, computer keyboards, and even your phone can house a lot of unwanted germs.

In fact, according to WebMD, more than 50% of remote controls have cold viruses lurking on their surfaces. That said, be sure that you're wiping down your remote controls, keyboards, and smartphones on a regular basis.

When was the last time you cleaned your coffee maker?
Coffee is a popular drink around the world. But many people are unsure when the best time is to clean their coffee makers. 

Others may think they don't need to clean their coffee makers at all. After all, you're only putting into your coffee machine is water.

But it turns out coffee makers are some of the most germ-laden places in the American home. 

It's recommended that you take off all the removable parts of your coffee maker and that you run them through the dishwasher. As for the coffee reservoir, use a mix of water and white vinegar to get it nice and clean.

When it comes to staying clean, hypoallergenic sheets are great to use to help keep skin irritants and allergens off your bed. To learn more about hypoallergenic sheets, waterproof fitted bed sheets for babies, or hypoallergenic kids pillowcases, contact B Sensible today.