#5. Knuckles. In spite of washing hands frequently, they almost always carry bacteria under the fingernails, so if you must rub your eyes, try to use your knuckles.
#4. Sing. Wash your hands for the duration of two rounds of "Happy Birthday." This has revolutionized my hand washing and allows me to feel superior to everyone else in the public restroom.
#3. Nuke it. You should change your toothbrush every 30 days. But if you run over a couple of days or forget to get one at the grocery, don't fear. Nuke it for 10 seconds on high to kill bacteria. You could also rinse it in bleach, but I think nuking is more fun.
#2. Hand Towels. Change them often. In cold/flu season, I change them just about every day. And sometimes I put out separate hand towels for each of us. This changing of the towels is something I've
#1. Best tip: Puffs with Vicks. You'll either love this or hate it. I happen to love it. It really does help open me up, and I don't mind the scent. They're soft and do not get all dusty when you use them, which exacerbates my allergies. Just try these. If you don't like them, you can send them to me at no cost to me; that's a win-win situation, if you're me.
Thanks, Shannon, at Rocks in My Dryer for hosting Works for Me Wednesday.