Your house can be a breeding area for germs if you don’t take enough care. Start by ensuring that you don’t keep dirty clothes lying around for long. Make sure they’re washed everyday or at least once in two days. And make it a habit to clean your washing machine as well. An effective way to do this is to add a fistful of bleach in it and let it run for a few minutes. This will kill all the accumulated viruses and bacteria in the machine. Another problem areas can be dirty towels — change them every few days and wash them in warm water with disinfectant to remove germs. Keep different towels for each member of the family. Change the linen on your bed every weekend. And don’t allow food on the bed. It will only attract ants and mold. Use a sanitiser to clean glass and plastic surfaces and don’t forget to clean cupboard and door knobs and handles. Use a mini vacuum cleaner to clean your computer keyboard. You’ll be amazed at the number of germs it can collect. Your kitchen sink can also be a breeding ground for germs so ensure that it is clean. The same goes for your kitchen platform.