Cleaning your home means removing surface-level messes. Disinfecting it means eliminating germs and cleansing areas.
Both serve their purpose in maintaining a clean and healthy home for you and your loved ones in these trying times.
That said, you may want to double down on cleaning your home during these trying times. Here are a few tips you might want to consider:
Build your arsenal
You’ll need a handy cleaning arsenal if you want to take the first steps to keep your home clean. Have a few spray bottles ready and stock up on cleaning solutions. Make sure that these are safe to use on any material.
You should also gather disinfectants like alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, Clorox, and disinfectant sprays that can come really handy during a deep cleaning session.
Remember to clean first and then disinfect right after. That’s the natural order of things when it comes to keeping your home germ-free.
Wear protection always
Cleaning your home just isn’t safe. For sure, it’s not just the virus you should worry about.
Some cleaning solutions can be toxic and should not be breathed in or touched with bare hands. Wear masks and gloves when handling a particularly hazardous disinfectant, and remember to read the labels that can help minimize the risk of accidents!
Clean frequently touched surfaces daily
Cleaning and disinfecting high contact surfaces daily can keep germs from spreading in your home.
What are the high-contact areas? These are the areas frequently touched by you or anyone else in your home, such as:
You’ll need to clean and disinfect these surfaces heavily and daily with as much care and attention as possible in order to contain the spread of the virus.
Above all, remember to follow basic health protocols at all times. Wash your hands frequently, avoid touching your face, and disinfect your home as often as possible.