There are some bad viruses in the world and some that are very contagious. Because of this, you need to ensure you keep your home free from germs and bacteria as much as you can. This will help keep you and your family safe. To get started, below are three tips to keep your home virus free.
Use the Right Cleaning Products
When it comes to cleaning products, you will find a variety of products in stores and online. Look for products that say they will kill bacteria. You will often see products that contain bleach or bleach-like substances. This is because bleach will kill any type of bacteria. There are sprays that you can purchase to spray down items that you think have bacteria. You need to be vigilant in cleaning. This is especially true for things that are touched a lot, such as door handles, light switches, refrigerator doors, and more. Clean on a daily basis to ensure all germs are kept away.
Use Chemical Free Products
Once your home is germ-free, use standard cleaning products to keep your home clean. If you have children, you may not want to use a lot of chemicals. If this is true, there are cleaning products that are completely free of chemicals, such as Norwex. Along with the product purchase a microfiber cloth. This cloth will not kill germs, but it will remove the germs that are there. When finished, just make sure you wash the cloth in hot water. You can find chemical-free cleaning products online. Look for products that will clean kitchens, bathrooms, and more.
Other Things to Clean
One thing you may not consider is your toothbrush. If you currently store the toothbrush in the standard toothbrush holder, you need to wash the holder every day. This is because after you brush your teeth and put the toothbrush into the holder water drips down the brush. This water collects in the bottom of the holder, and if not removed regularly, mold can develop.
Use wipes that kill bacteria on your children's toys, smartphones, laptop screens, etc. Do not let anyone wear shoes in the home. This will not only bring in dirt but there may also be bacteria on the shoes. Wash the sheets on your bed once per week at the least. It is of vital importance that you wash your hands with soap and water. To make it fun for children, have them sing happy birthday while washing their hands to ensure they wash long enough. The adults can also do this as they may not wash their hands long enough either.
These tips should help keep viruses out of your home so you will not have to worry about your family getting sick.