I found this article today in one of my searches on how to create a replacement window screen. It is definitely time for lists of projects. I have spring fever.
The article claims that we all have dangerous, toxic bugs hanging off the fridge door handle and everywhere else you've touched the last five minutes, in your food, and all over the counters, etc. Here's my formal, not so humble opinion of such claims.
The article was NOT written for stay-at-home moms who spend parts of every day in the kitchen preparing and cleaning up for meals. No, I do not believe that I have mold growing in my kitchen unless it is IN the fridge and I really work on making sure that is not so, as well. No, I do not have E coli! of all things in my kitchen. Yuck! I surely hope not. When I bring raw chicken to the sink for cleaning and prep I do have, temporarily, salmonella bacteria in my kitchen, most likely, for a few minutes. But by the time I've finished and all that chicken is ready to be cooked/baked/or fried, old Sam and Ella have been killed dead with hot soapy water and bleach. The meat is safely in or on the pan and in an hour or so Sam and Ella have expired in the oven, as well.
Changing out the dishrag every day and keeping the laundry done up will certainly keep our areas germ free. And did they mention in the article that the high setting on the dryer kills a lot of germs?
The article goes for folks who eat at home a few times a week and where mom and dad both work away from home. Of course, there's mold and crawlies in the kitchen if nobody is there to clean and cook all day long. Mom was right when she said to get right at the dishes after the meal is done. "The sooner we get the work done the sooner we can play."
While I'm at it, here's a tip for you. Using green laundry soap and softeners will keep your wash cloths from smelling badly. Kill the smell with a cup of ammonia in your next laundering and never buy another bottle of non green soap. Not only will your wash stay sweet and clean; your sewer won't be building up with a lot of clogging gunk that won't break down. Purex has a "green" soap that works nicely.