Video: 11 Trusted Techniques for Flu-Proofing Your Home

Let's face it: Even mostly clean homes are hotbeds for germs—not great news as cold and flu season ramps up. Take control of your space with these helpful hints.

The world is full of germs—we encounter them every day on our way to work, at school, or as we prepare dinner in the kitchen. With all the nastiness that we encounter day in and day out, it may seem like it’s impossible to dodge flu and cold germs going around this time of year. Luckily, that’s not entirely true. There are several steps you can take at home to protect your family from almost certain illness. While we can’t guarantee that following these tricks will keep you illness-free all season, experts agree that following this helpful advice might be more effective than you’d expect.

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