The Must-Clean Places in Your Home vs. the Ones It's Okay to Skip

House cleaning is one of those things that often gets pushed to the bottom of the to-do list. With kids to chauffeur and groceries to buy, some moms do the "out of sight, out of mind" thing with the bacteria in their kitchen. Others stress if their home isn't spick-and-span.


No matter which camp you fall into, we've got good news and bad news for you: The good news is that there are places in your house that really don't have as much bacteria living in them as you might think. They're not worth stressing over cleaning when you simply don't have the time.

The bad news is the flip side of that -- there are hot spots that get really germy and are important not to miss. Some of them, you probably didn't even realize you need to clean. Don't worry -- we'll make the de-germing process as easy as possible for you.

Here's a rundown of five must-clean spots and five okay-to-skip spots.


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