We’ve all been guilty of leaving dirty dishes in the sink at least once or twice before. If this is a common habit of yours, it may be time to change your ways. When you leave old food and dirty dishes in the sink, you increase your chances of spreading harmful bacteria and germs around the house. To protect the people and animals living at home, it’s always a good idea to properly wash, clean, or disinfect dishes and surfaces in the kitchen after use. Even a quick rinse or scrape of the dishes to remove left over food before soaking or storing in the sink will make a huge difference. Here are some tips to keep your dishes spick and span.