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How to wash your kitchen napkins to avoid getting infected

Due to the recent outbreak of the coronavirus, more people are becoming conscious about keeping their spaces germ free, which is very good.

Did you know, kitchen napkins host the perfect conditions for all types of bacteria to breed? After reading this article, you will discover how frequently to wash your kitchen napkins and how to use them to avoid infections.

  • Don’t use one kitchen napkin for different purposes: A study reported by Business Insider , showed that a napkin used for many purposes , stands a higher chance of having bad bacteria growing on them. We advise you a dedicate a napkin for different household chores like: wiping surfaces, cleaning dishes and cleaning hands. Don’t use one napkin for different things.
Use different napkins for different purposes.
  • Wash your napkins frequently: As much as possible, wash your napkins every one – three days. You stand a lower risk of getting infected.
Wash and dry your napkins frequently
  • Keep your napkins dry: Wet napkins are loved by bacteria. Hang your napkins on a rack so they can dry out between uses. You should also consider buying napkins that are made with nylon or polyester as they’ll dry more quickly than napkins made with cotton.
  • Watch out if you are using napkins for wiping meaty hands: Bacteria like E.coli usually found in animals can easily end on your kitchen napkins, when you use them after handling these food items. If you use your napkin after handling meat, change it to a new one when done.

Keep these points in mind moving on and you are well on your way to enjoying your fresh, dry, disease-free kitchen.

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