What are some safer alternatives to disinfecting with Bleach?

Disinfectants are necessary for some situations, but most people overuse them.  Remember that most germs (>99%) can be removed with a simple cleaning.

For example, use a mixture of white vinegar and warm water to clean any surface. You can also use a mixture of liquid soap (without triclosan or antibacterial ingredients), water, and 2 capfuls of hydrogen peroxide (3%). Also, cleaning with a microfiber cloth is a very effective way to wipe up dirt and germs.

Bleach kills most germs only if you leave the liquid on a surface for at least 2 minutes.

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