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    Dirty shoes? Don't use the dishcloth
    5:00AM Wednesday July 23, 2008
    By Craig Borley

    Despite the horrid things a sports shoe can squidge through, 27 per cent of us clean our sneakers with the kitchen sponge.

    Then that sponge is returned to the sink for use on dishes and benchtops, a survey of more than 1200 New Zealanders has revealed.

    And that is not the only black mark on our kitchen cleaning score sheet.

    For 22 per cent of people, washing a pet bowl with the kitchen cloth is common, and 39 per cent are happy to mop up a spill on the kitchen floor with their sponge or cloth before returning it to its home by the sink.

    But it seems we can at least recognise unhygienic habits in others - 52 per cent would not accept a second invitation to dine at a friend's house if they saw the same thing there.

    We are also a lazy lot, with 82 per cent choosing to let a pot soak to avoid washing it when it was their turn to do the dishes.

    Some give up altogether, with 47 per cent admitting having thrown out a pot because it was too difficult to clean.

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    The bit at the ends brilliant
    Some think a yellow sponge is more hygenic
    i think ive done everything on the list actually,apart from prefering yellow sponges to pink/green etc
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    I try to keep to a reasonable level of hygiene, relying on common sense rather than paranoia about germs, but I don't go overboard. This is because I've heard it said that living in an environment that's totally devoid of germs doesn't help to build up resistance to them, so, when one does come in contact with germs outside that sterile environment, one isn't able to fight them so well.....one isn't . This is very important for us out here where hygiene isn't uppermost in people's minds.
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