I do not have OCD but sometimes I think that I just might have a tendency for it. I have to wash my hands every so often – I just don’t like the idea that I have germ-laden hands because I pressed a button on the elevator or touched a door knob. Anyway, I do have fixed ideas about which things/places are full of germs. You probably think the same way. But you might be surprised to find out about certain things at home that might be infested with germs – and you might not have even thought about them!
How often do you change your bath towels? Do you share them with your spouse? You might want to change your bath towels more than once a week and NOT share them with your partner (or anyone else). According doctors, bath towels have tons of bacteria that can be transferred from one person to another. Acne and staph are some examples. Oh, and make sure you change your hand towels even more frequently.
Who uses your computer? If someone other than yourself does, do you make sure that his/her hands are clean? Even if you do, one other thing that you should make a habit of is to wipe the keyboard clean at least once a week. From cold germs to flu viruses – these can infest your keyboard.
That fridge is freaking cold, germs will die in there, right? Nope. Experts tell us that the fridge is a breeding ground for germs. The tiniest speck of orange juice or milk that has spilled can contain countless germs; not to mention that piece of leftover bologna sandwich that looks like a science experiment. What to do? Wipe the insides clean at least once a week AND throw away old food.
Don’t take germs for granted. Make sure you keep your house clean!