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Are You Hosting Billions of Germs in Your House?

12 spots you should clean — now

Wipe Away Household Germs

Bacteria can flourish on nightstands. — Alan Kaplanas/Corbis

9. Nightstands

Nightstands can be a breeding ground for bacteria. Some people eat in bed and the spilled crumbs, along with irregular cleaning, give bacteria the time and food they need to flourish, says Gerba. Other people may be wiping down the nightstand with the germy sponge used to clean the bathroom. Clean nightstands frequently with a clean, damp cloth.

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