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How to Clean Everything Better

From your fingernails down to your hardwood floors, here are the healthiest, gentlest ways to give dirt and grime the one-two punch.

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TV remote

One of the germiest items in your home, remotes should get a swipe down at least every couple of days with a disinfectant wipe, says Michael Schmidt, PhD, professor and vice chairman of the department of microbiology and immunology at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. And save the channel surfing for after you’ve cooked your dinner: During food prep, you can easily transfer microbes like E. coli or salmonella to your clicker.

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