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25 Germ Magnets That Need Cleaning Now

Cheapism Logo By Emily Lugg of Cheapism | Slide 1 of 26: Now is a time to rethink cleaning habits with an eye toward fending off colds and other illnesses. Some germ factories are obvious — cutting boards, carpets, shoes, hands — but there are many seemingly innocuous sources of germs that can make you sick. Here are 25 safe havens for germs that belong on your cleaning list. (No need to go overboard, though. Some germs are good — they build up immunity to certain bacteria.)

Where Bacteria Live

Now is a time to rethink cleaning habits with an eye toward fending off colds and other illnesses. Some germ factories are obvious — cutting boards, carpets, shoes, hands — but there are many seemingly innocuous sources of germs that can make you sick. Here are 25 safe havens for germs that belong on your cleaning list. (No need to go overboard, though. Some germs are good — they build up immunity to certain bacteria.)

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