The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends regular hand washing with soap and water, washing your hands for 20 seconds—the time it takes you to sing Happy Birthday twice. “It doesn’t matter how warm the water is, what’s important is that you use friction.”
70%–80% of dust particles in any given home are made up of dead skin cells. The other 20% includes outdoor particles coming inside, such as soil.
Iceland has ranked the most environmentally clean country the world, according to the Environmental Performance Index. The study, conducted by Yale and Columbia universities, rated 163 countries based on factors such as air and water quality, greenhouse gas emissions, ecosystem diversity, and environmental public health. Out of the 25 indicators, Iceland scored 93.5 out of 100. It is followed by Switzerland and Costa Rica. Sierra Leone ranked last with a score of 32.1
As well as a savior to the potato, tomato ketchup is a multitasking clean hero. It can bring back the shine to tarnished or corroded brass, and it can remove rust stains from fabrics.
Be sure to disinfect daily these highly germ-ridden places in the home:
Kitchen sink (actually has more germs than the toilet)
Salt and pepper shakers
TV and other remote controls
Kitchen garbage can
Using soap will wear down a wooden cutting board, but vinegar will gently disinfect it. Scrub with a baking soda paste and salt for a deep clean.
Grind half a lemon or lime in the garbage disposal for extra cleaning power and a fresh scent or use some rinds, after squeezing juice. Helps clean the blades.
Another handy fruit to have around for cleaning emergencies is the banana – they can clean silver items and give leather shoes a good polish.
Replace your toothbrush often, particularly after you have been sick.
The basic moral principles that guide the life of a Zoroastrian are: Good Thoughts, Good Words, Good Deeds.