Did you know that one of the most germ-infested items in your home is probably your kitchen sponge? It is full of bacteria and germs that thrive in dark, moist places. To ensure that your sponge is at its maximum cleaning potential, not simply a breeding ground for more germs, zap it in the microwave for two minutes or simply toss it in the dishwasher with your next load of dirty dishes.
Read below for other germy items and areas in your home and how to clean them, including your cutting board, countertops, bath mat, remote control, toothbrush, doorknobs, handbags, coffeemaker, phone, and kitchen sink. Click on image to enlarge.