The remote is the most commonly used, perpetually ignored (when it comes to cleaning) home device. It's the object of many germ-transmitting fingers. Give it a special scouring next time you clean. And think twice about this tip next time you stay in a popular hotel.
Battle Plan: Religiously rub down all remote controls with a disinfecting wipe or spray. In addition to washing your hands before you sit down to watch TV, stash a bottle of disinfecting hand gel next to the remote or TV.