10 Surprising Ways You're Spreading Germs Around Your House (PHOTOS)

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Try as we might, having a perfectly tidy, germ-free home is, well, a pipe dream. And even when the dishes are clean, the floors are scrubbed, and the laundry put away, your most innocuous household habits may be causing bacteria to abound!

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Sounds like a horror film, yes, but thankfully, simple tweaks can save the day.

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Here, 10 surprising ways you may be unwittingly spreading germs and bacteria around the house -- and what you should be doing instead to make for a cleaner, healthier home.

Which of these habits are you guilty of?

 

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