Think you’ve got a spotless house? There might be gross accumulations of dirt and pathogens in some not-so-obvious (and some not-so-obvious) places.
Take a look at this list of the top 10 places in your home that attract the most dirt and germs, and learn the best ways to clean and disinfect them.
Why would something that is washed with hot water and soap require cleaning? Well, little pieces of food, grease, and soap scum can clump together and accumulate in the dishwasher’s corners.
Maker warns that they might reduce your dishwasher’s performance over time and leave it smelling and looking terrible. She recommends taking the filter out, washing it, and then deodorizing and sterilizing the whole machine. She recommends putting a cup of baking soda in an empty dishwasher and leaving it there overnight.
The following morning, fill the dishwasher to the brim with vinegar and start the machine on the hottest setting. Your dishwasher is now clean and odor-free.