Do your dish towels and hand towels smell a little musky? Instead of reaching for chlorine bleach to clean them, use your microwave. After wiping off pots and pans with a dish towel, place it in the microwave and "cook" it on high for about one minute; this should neutralize the bacteria that cause the mildew smell. And your toothbrush -- which should be replaced every three months -- can be disinfected in the microwave right after use. Just microwave it on high for 10 seconds to kill any germs or bacteria that may be living on it. Be sure there are no metal parts on the brush before disinfecting.