Beyond Cleaning: How to Disinfect Stuff You Use Every Day

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Squeaky is all about the borderline genius hacks and ideas that keep literally every inch of your space pristine.

Sometimes your home, your car — basically everything in your life — requires more than just a good cleaning. Sometimes you need to go beyond the basics and you really should disinfect. Here is a list of ways you can banish bacteria, germs, and of course, dirt. Start with these items ...

1. Your washing machine.

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2. Sponges.

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3. Your cell phone.

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4. A face mask.

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5. Your car.

6. A mattress.

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7. Your toothbrush.

ceramic white cup and toothbrush and toothpaste

8. Sheets and towels.

grey fitted sheet halfway on the bed

9. Wood cutting boards.

Three wood cutting boards and small cup on stone countertop leaning against tile kitchen backsplash next to white windowsill

10. Granite countertops.

neutral kitchen with modern bar stools

11. The dishwasher.

Stainless steel dishwasher in a white kitchen island. The marble countertop extends over the dishwasher.

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