Sponges are the germiest object you”ll ever touch. A common kitchen sponge is a haven for microbe-mayhem, carrying E. coli and fecal bacteria as well as many other nasty bugs. Researchers find that often well organized, ‘clean looking’ homes often have more germs because the neat-freak of the family (or a maid) spreads them around with a sponge or re-used cloth. Other kitchen areas with potential hazards to hygiene including cutting boards, kitchen surfaces, taps, refuse bins and sink drains, yes yours too.