Gross! THIS household object contains the most bacteria in your home!


It isn’t the toilet…

When you use a public toilet, it’s best not to think about the amount of bacteria that are surrounding you in that moment. We also don’t like contemplating how clean (or dirty) the shopping baskets at the supermarket are, or how many hands have touched the change we get from the cashier. Although we often see public places as being potentially gross, there’s also tons of bacteria and germs to be found in your own home…

Can you guess what the dirtiest item in your home is?

Dirtiest item

A lot of people think the toilet or the toilet brush is the biggest source of bacteria in a home, but this turns out not to be true. Dutch website revealed that the most bacteria are to be found in mops. That’s not that strange, when you think about it. With the mop, you scrub a floor full of dust, hair, food scraps and other dirt. Do you put your mop away without cleaning it? Then the bacteria on it will multiply at a quick rate.


Of course, you don’t have to throw out your mop or sponge after every use. If your mop has a detachable pad, you can clean it by washing it at 60 °C. Do you have a mop that cannot be washed? Then you should replace it at least every two months.

Read more: Many people make THIS mistake while cleaning and it makes your house dirtier!

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Source: Margriet | Image: Pexels