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As Seen on “The List” National TV show

As Seen on “The List” National TV show (Syndicated) First Aired on Thursday, April 27, 2017 (Various times, Nationally)


Remote Control

Almost everyone in the house touches the remote control and often times with sticky dirty fingers while eating or when sick. I suggest disinfecting the remote weekly. It’s easy to do. Take a paper towel and saturate an area with Listerine Antibacterial Mouthwash. Do not get it too wet. Wipe down the entire remote paying special attention to the buttons. Use a cotton swab if needed to clean it well. Let it air dry.

Trash can

Traces of food and liquids can escape the trash bag and contaminate the trash container itself. The inside of the can’s lid is an especially likely culprit for bacteria, mold and mildew. Use disinfecting wipes on the lid every time you take out the trash and deep clean the entire trash container once a month. To clean monthly, combine 1 part rubbing alcohol and 1 part water in a spray bottle. Spray the entire container, including any lid. Let sit about 10 minutes and then completely wipe down. You can use this on plastic or metal cans.

Ice Maker

The icemaker receptacle should be cleaned monthly in your refrigerator. You bring home food from the store, including meat, and put them in the freezer. Any number of things can get into the ice maker including mold.

Remove the receptacle from the freezer and dump the ice, saving or tossing it. Allow the receptacle to warm slightly and then mist all over with white vinegar. Then immediately put hydrogen peroxide in a separate spray bottle and spray all over. Let sit about 5 minutes and then wipe out well. If there are any dirty areas wipe with additional white vinegar. Scientific studies have been run showing that this is more effective against bacteria, including E.coli, than chlorine bleach and it is so much safer. You do not need to rinse.

Purses and Briefcases

Think about where you sit your purse or briefcase down – on the floor at home, in offices, on the ground when on public transportation, in restaurants, and sometimes, in bathrooms.

Your purse and briefcase, especially the bottom, is usually dirtier than a toilet seat! A bag that hasn’t been cleaned for a while could have as much as 10,000 types of bacteria on it. To clean it, use a hand sanitizer wipe or liquid sanitizer on a paper towel. Wipe the straps down first, and do the bottom of the bag last. For fabric bags you can use the wipe or a microfiber cloth wrung out in warm water. Don’t sit bags or briefcase on your countertops when you get home because you will leave bacteria and dirt behind. Clean your purse or briefcase weekly, or at the least, every other week.