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 ...

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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.

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6. A mattress.

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7. Your toothbrush.

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ceramic white cup and toothbrush and toothpaste

8. Sheets and towels.

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grey fitted sheet halfway on the bed

9. Wood cutting boards.

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

10. Granite countertops.

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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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