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!


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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