This is the most disgusting spot in your fridge, according to scientists

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Even if you think your fridge might be organized and clean, there may be some gross dangers lurking inside.

Packed with foods that are sometimes unwrapped and smelly, it's actually one of dirtiest places in your kitchen -- and the dirtiest spot of it all is actually your salad drawer.

According to scientists, the drawer that holds lettuce and other vegetables may contain a whopping 8,000 bacteria for every square centimeter! That's nearly 800 times the level of bacteria considered safe for humans, The Daily Mail reports.

Not only may your salad drawer have bacteria like salmonella and E. Coli, but it may contain listeria as well. Uh, ew!

Doctors are recommending that people to store their perishable items neatly, well covered and well spaced. Also, make sure to clean that salad drawer with hot, soapy water frequently.

You may even want to wash and scrub fruits and vegetables before you store them away, not just before you eat them!

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Make a habit of putting at least one thing away when you enter a different room in your house. 

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Spray an all-purpose cleaner every time you shower. This will prevent mildew build up and ensure you never have to an entire two hours to clean your showers.

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Opt for a shower gel or body wash instead of using a bar of soap to avoid extra shower scum. Bath & Body Works has a Marshmallow Pumpkin Latte variation perfect for this season. 

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Pour a cup of Borax in your toilet before hitting the sack. Give your toilet bowl a little toilet wand love in the morning and presto your toilet is sparkling.

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Get rid of pet hair (and your own) by wiping all your hairy surfaces with a pair of slightly damp rubber gloves. 

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Grab your iron and lift that stain right up. 

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To clean a dirty microwave take a simple sponge and throw it into a bowl with water, dish soap and vinegar. Then, place the damp sponge inside your microwave and heat for three minutes. Once that's done, the microwave will be full of condensation and much easier to clean. Be careful though, the sponge will be very hot so it's best to wear rubber gloves as you clean. 

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Clean your shower liner by throwing it in the wash with a few soiled towels. Add a half-cup of baking soda in with your normal amount of detergent. At the rinse cycle, dump in a half-cup of vinegar. Hang your shower liner to dry.

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Keep coal or baking soda in your fridge to absorb gross odors. 

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Line your George Foreman grill with aluminum foil before using it to avoid hours of scrubbing post-eating.  

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Eat straight out of takeout containers or a tortilla to avoid having dishes to wash. 

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Keep cleaning supply where you use it. 

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Avoid heavy-duty fridge cleaning by lining your fridge shelves with Press' N Seal

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