I'm not a slob, but I'm also definitely not a clean-freak.  That said, I have become a little obsessive about trying to prevent germs from infecting my home during this Coronavirus pandemic.

I ended up doing a little research a found an article on msn.com called The 13 Dirtiest Things in Your Home, According to Science.

I'm not going to lie, I was a little hesitant to read the article in fear that I would discover something that I didn't really want to know, but I pressed on.

Msn.com says it got the info for the article from a 2015 study done by the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Here are a few of the "germy" places on the msn.com list that surprised me:

  • The bathroom sink --- I get why there a germs in the sink and it obviously is a place that gets cleaned, but not every day.  This now means that if I mistakingly drop my toothbrush in the sink, it's time for a new toothbrush.
  • Your pillowcase --- Okay, I knew a pillowcase had germs, but I didn't know that, according to a study done by a company called Americasleep, it has 17,000 times more bacteria on it than your toilet seat.
  • A reusable water bottle --- Have one that you use over and over that you rarely wash?  Check this this out.

Want to see the whole list?  Click here to check out the article on msn.com.