Tips for Disinfecting Your Home

August 12, 2020

In our current life, we live, it's incredibly important to focus on keeping ourselves and family healthy and safe. Although our homes should be a safe space, germs and bacteria don't care where you live. They are clingy and carried by us daily. Here are a few tips to rid your home of those pesky followers. 

Clean regularly touched surfaces

Washing your hands regularly is a fantastic habit to have, and germs can still be transferred to surfaces in your home. That's why wiping down frequently touches surfaces need to be cleaned. Disinfect areas that are touched often, like handles, light switches, tables, and countertops with an all-purpose cleaner. 

Wash dishes the correct way.

And no, I'm not talking about the correct way to load the dishwasher. ;) 

If you use a dishwasher, make sure the temperature is set to 140 degrees Fahrenheit and use detergents that list chlorine bleach as an ingredient. 

Disinfect soft surfaces in your living room.

Purchase a disinfecting spray that is meant to kill lingering bacteria. It should be made for fabric and follow the instructions and directions to ensure effective use. Be sure to focus on pillows, chairs, couches, and cushions. 

Don't forget your devices.

Talk about germ holders. Sanitizing light switches, tv remotes, gaming consoles and controllers, computer keyboards and mice, and most importantly, your cellphone is essential. Use disinfectant wipes or paper towels with disinfecting spray to wipe down all buttons, and sides. You can also purchase UV Light sanitizer for your smartphone, and some even come as a charger.

Sanitize Your Laundy. 

Fabric and materials like wool and cotton hold and contain a large amount of bacteria and fungi compared to silk and synthetic fabrics. Clothing is the easiest way bacteria transfers into your home. Set your washing machine to the sanitize setting, or the warmest water temperature allowed and use a laundry sanitizer. 

Stay Safe. Stay Healthy.