Angie's How To Spring Cleaning Blind Spot: Doorknobs

Date Published: Nov. 12, 2019

Difficulty:33%
Time: 15 Minutes

Doorknobs are good for opening doors, but they're great at collecting bacteria. In fact, your knobs are one of dirtiest places in your home! Not convinced? Get this: one in three people don't wash their hands after using the restroom, but everyone touches doorknobs! Tackle your knobs this spring, and then make it a part of your weekly routine.

Tools & Materials Needed 
disinfectant spray
towel
1CHOOSE A SAFE DISINFECTANT

Since you'll be putting your hands all over the things, you want to clean your knobs with a nontoxic disinfectant. Skip the harsh chemicals like bleach and choose a mild solution, instead. Want to make your own? All you need is vinegar, hydrogen peroxide and a few spray bottles!

2READY, AIM, SPRAY

Grab your disinfectant and a towel, then get down to business. Spray the entire knob and then wipe it dry with your towel. Focus on the rooms that receive the highest hand traffic, such as the kitchen and bathroom.

3HIT THE LIGHTS, TOO

While you tackle your doorknobs, hit the light switches in each room as well. Each flick of the switch is an opportunity for germs to spread!

4MAKE IT A HABIT

Incorporate a knob spritz into your weekly cleaning routine so that you can consistently prevent the spread of germs in your house.

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