Dish cloths and sponges
It’s a given that things you use to clean your home are going to get dirty themselves. That’s why you should make sure your dish cloths and sponges are kept clean at all times as they’re a haven for germs. Rotate your dishcloths and either soak them in a mix of hot water and vinegar or run them through a hot cycle with some bleach in your washing machine. Sponges are especially problematic and hard to disinfect, putting them in your dishwasher is a good way to clean them but do replace regularly.
A regular wipe down with a disinfectant wipe is recommended for light switches that are touched by a hundred grubby hands each week, the same goes for door and draw handles. To clean light switches properly, turn off the mains power and wipe with a damp cloth. Make sure your cloth is damp but not wet and make sure the switches are completely dry before turning the mains back on.
Our furry friends' bowls are havens for germs. Give all their food and water bowls a run through a sanitising cycle in your dishwasher or clean in hot soapy water. After every meal is best but if that's not practical than at least a couple of times a week.
Bath mats are another haven for bacteria, mould and mildew. They should be washed on a cold cycle in your washing machine and then hung out to dry as soon as they’re dirty. Regardless, always hang your bath mats up after use, preferably outside and rotate them often.