As we find ourselves locked down at home amidst Coronavirus, it’s more important than ever to keep your home clean. From the air that you breathe, the surfaces that you touch, your home should be as clean as possible since you spend so much time there.
Looks can be deceiving, however, when it comes to cleanliness. Just because something looks tidy doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s as clean as it looks. Failing to deep clean, particularly during a pandemic, can be detrimental to your family’s overall health. Take a look at some of the best tips for keeping your home clean during the quarantine.
Clean Surfaces Regularly
One of the most important things you can do, whether you’re in the midst of a pandemic or not, is to prevent the spread of germs on your home’s surfaces. Germs lurk in some places you may have never even suspected.
Your kitchen sink alone is a breeding ground for all sorts of bacteria that you may not be aware of. When you consider all of the things that go into it on a daily basis, it’s no surprise why it’s rampant with germs.
You should also make sure that your doorknobs, light switches, and other places where hands touch several times a day are wiped regularly.
Wash Your Bedding
One of the places germs spread the most is in bedding. If one of you is sick in your family, they should ideally sleep in a separate room altogether. However, as a general form of prevention, you should wash your bedding at least once every week.
Your pillowcases should ideally be washed every few days since your face carries most of the bacteria that could spread to other members of your family.
Keep Your Bathroom Clean
Once one person in your family is ill, then it’s only a matter of time until it spreads throughout the rest of the household. The bathroom is one of the most likely locations in your house where you could fall ill. Your bathroom should be wiped down using disinfectant at least twice a day, particularly in the sink and toilet.
Although most people keep their toothbrushes in the same cup in the bathroom, is not the best way to keep your germs from spreading. Keep your toothbrushes separate to avoid contaminating each others’ toothbrushes.
Replace your toothbrushes more regularly than usual, especially if anyone is sick.
Wipe Off Your Phones and Remotes
Think about how many times a day you touch your phone and remote control. Although you may not think of these as necessarily dirty places, the truth is that they are. When cleaning your house, don’t forget to include these items that are covered in germs transferred from your hands.