I'm not a slob, but I'm also definitely not a clean-freak.  That said, I have become a little obsessive about trying to prevent germs from infecting my home during this Coronavirus pandemic.

I ended up doing a little research a found an article on msn.com called The 13 Dirtiest Things in Your Home, According to Science.

I'm not going to lie, I was a little hesitant to read the article in fear that I would discover something that I didn't really want to know, but I pressed on.

Msn.com says it got the info for the article from a 2015 study done by the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Here are a few of the "germy" places on the msn.com list that surprised me:

  • The bathroom sink --- I get why there a germs in the sink and it obviously is a place that gets cleaned, but not every day.  This now means that if I mistakingly drop my toothbrush in the sink, it's time for a new toothbrush.
  • Your pillowcase --- Okay, I knew a pillowcase had germs, but I didn't know that, according to a study done by a company called Americasleep, it has 17,000 times more bacteria on it than your toilet seat.
  • A reusable water bottle --- I've been telling Chris from Chris & The Crew this for years.  She uses a water bottle over and over and rarely washes it.  Now, I have some proof to back me up.

Want to see the whole list?  Click here to check out the article on msn.com.