Some of the advice from the show I adapted to my everyday life, but I forgot about a lot of it so I researched the tips. I figured I'd share with you bargainistas. Could your house be making you sick?
To get my kitchen sink clean (which is dirtier than your toilet), I like to use Comet. I'm guilty of not disinfecting my sink nearly enough, but when I do, Comet is the bomb.
It disinfects while it cleans and all you have to do is sprinkle a little onto a wet sink or tub, let it sit for a few seconds then scrub and rinse. You can buy this at the $1 store.
Dishrags and sponges: Clean them in a washing machine with bleach. No one should use a sponge for more than a month. Actual sponges sick me the hell out. However, I do love a dish wand sponge to clean dishes before putting in the dishwasher.
My fave are the O-Cel-O brand because they have a non-stick version and they come in cute patterns. I've bought mine at Wal-Mart in the past.
Trashcans should be sprayed with a disinfectant every time you empty it, and if you see any liquid, you should thoroughly wash it.
Trash cans are so gross obviously. I didn't start doing using disinfectant spray on them until I saw this Oprah show, and now I have to every time I change the bag. I like Lysol disinfectant spray, which comes in different scents.
Dust mites: Vacuum your carpeting and drapery at a very high setting and wash your sheets on the hottest temperature setting. Cold and warm water won't kill mites. I will DIE if I ever get dust mites. Literally die.
Pillows functionally last 3 to 5 years. Just thinking of dust mites living in your pillow by the millions, eating your dead skin and hair should be enough to make you go get new pillows if your pillows are old.
I bought some awesome feather pillows from Ikea on the cheap about a year ago. I love them! They have so many to choose from depending on what kind of a sleeper you are.
|$14.99 Ikea - [BUY]|
Stuffed animals: Vacuum weekly and/or throw them in the dryer at a high setting to kill germs. I need to do this to all of my nephew's stuffed animals. I won't be vacuuming them, but hot dryer I can manage.
|My neph & Elmo back when he was a wittle bebe.|
"They" say disposable razors are only good for three uses. They become dull, knick your skin, and the old skin cells become a breeding ground for infection. Razors are too expensive for me to throw out after only 3 uses, but once I feel like they are getting dull, I will toss them.
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