Your kid may love the bacon and eggs your made for breakfast—but half of it still ended up on the floor! Before you grab the broom to manage the spillage, beware: You should only use it for truly dry messes. If your debris has any kind of moisture it in, it can get caught in your broom’s fibers, where it’ll just breed more bacteria. Instead, use a wipe or paper towel to lift the mess and any debris that’s stuck to the floor, too. And if you’ve never cleaned your broom, put that on your list! A rinse with vinegar and water can disinfect it, just make sure to give it a chance to dry completely before using it again.