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Last updated May. 01, 2020
To contain the spread of the novel coronavirus that cause COVID19, many governments have locked down their countries, states, and regions.
The lockdown orders mean people cannot go about their regular businesses. In fact, people are being urged to stay at home to protect themselves and their loved ones.
While respecting the lockdown orders and saying home, you can do a lot to make your home cleaner and safer.
Channeling your productive energy to home cleaning will not only help to make your home look better, but it will also help to make it safer for everyone. It is one of the best things to do for yourself and your loved ones, and you need to do it the right way.
Due to the realities on ground, the emphasis shouldn't only be on making the house look cleaner.
You also have to focus on keeping every corner of the house and commonly used items germs-free. Here are some pro cleaning tips that can help you achieve these:
One of the most important things this period is to use strong and effective disinfectant while cleaning. This is not the time to experiment with new products and home-made disinfectant.
You have to buy and use some of the best disinfectants recommended by health professionals in your country.
You should also know the difference between sanitizers and disinfectants, as well as their different applications. Also, pay attention to the directions on how to use your preferred strong disinfectant.
While trying to stay safe and keep your loved ones safe, beware of dangerous cleaning products.
You should stick to the brands you have been using all these while or opt for the ones recommended by health authorities. Do not experiment with cleaning products in this period.
Also, avoid mixing household cleaning products as it can be hazardous. Some of the most dangerous mixes include bleach and ammonia, bleach and rubbing alcohol, as well as bleach and vinegar/lemon juice.
These mixes will create toxic substances and gases that can cause varying degrees of damages.
In addition to chemical burns on the skin, some can damage the nervous system and attack the respiratory system. Stick to recommended cleaning products and don't mix them indiscriminately.
Since you will spend more days at home and more hours on a bed, it is imperative that you take better care of your beddings. Wash your sheets and pillowcases more often than you use to do.
You should also take better care of your mattress this period. It is recommended to hoover both sides of the mattress and also let it air out. You can leave your windows open for a couple of hours when you want to air the mattress.
You can also use this lockdown period to improve your children's room. While teaching children to up their hygiene game, you can demonstrate further by helping clean out their rooms more often than you usually do. Let your children understand the need to stay clean and careful this period. Try to arrange their room too.
The shower curtain is another part of the house that we hardly think about while cleaning.
This normally creates a conducive environment for bacterial growth. If you are keen to keep your home clean and safe during the lockdown, learn to clean your shower curtain more often.
Even plastic shower curtains can be washed in the washing machine. On a gentle setting with a low spin at 30 degrees, you can clean it up properly.
If it cannot be machine washed, soak in a bathtub with a mild detergent for a couple of hours before washing and rinsing.
How often do you clean your windows? If you wait until the end of each month, it is time to put more effort. It is best to clean the windows at least twice a month.
Now that you want to improve overall hygiene, it wouldn’t hurt to clean windows once a week. There is no need to clean windows with disinfectants; water and detergent can get the job, and you can wipe clean with a clean cloth soaked in clean, fresh water.
The kitchen is one of the most important places in your home when it comes to your family's health. This is a good time to up your kitchen cleaning game.
Ensure that you wipe surfaces more often than you do in the past. Make sure you wash your chopping board thoroughly after every use to keep it clean and safe. You should also take better care of your kitchen bin. Wash and disinfect it regularly to get rid of food bacteria and other harmful microorganisms.
The mop head does many amazing jobs around the home, as far as cleaning is concerned. When you don't take good care of it, it will help to spread germs around your home.
If you genuinely want to keep germs at bay, learn to sterilize your mop head. It can be very helpful for this period of a pandemic to prevent the spread of dangerous little organisms around your home.
The refrigerator is another vital thing you need to pay attention to. It is one of the most used appliances in your home as everyone will need one thing or the other from it from time to time.
Keeping it clean and safe is very important. It is recommended that you clean the refrigerator shelves and drawers weekly to stop bacteria growth. You can also clean the exterior more often with disinfectants.
There are few other items around the home we generally don’t consider so much while cleaning.
To keep your home cleaner and safer this period, pay attention to bottle openers, remote controls, dining chairs, drying racks, as well as your doorknobs. Clean every other thing you often use and ensure that your door handles and taps are disinfected regularly.
As the world battle COVID-19, you are expected to do the much you can to stay safe and keep your family healthy.
This is not the time to only sleep, eat, read, and go back to sleep. Cleaning your home more efficiently is one of the best ways to keep yourself busy and keep everyone in your household safer. We hope that the tips above can help you clean better and stay safe this period.
If you have any further questions, contact us and we would be happy to help you.