Currently, the world is fighting a battle against COVID-19, a disease caused by a virus called SARS-CoV-2. The number of cases are growing rapidly around the world, and people are doing all they can to protect themselves and others from the virus.
Of course, as you have likely heard by now, washing your hands is incredibly important for fighting off the spread of the virus. However, it is important to clean other things too. Most notably, you should be aiming to keep your kitchen and bathroom as clean as possible. These are areas where we spend a lot of time, so the potential for them to spread the disease is high.
With that in mind, let’s look over a few tips and ways to keep your kitchen and bathroom clean during this current pandemic.
Deep Clean All Surfaces Being Touched
Sure, keeping your hands clean is great, but if the things you are touching aren’t clean, keeping your hands clean isn’t accomplishing a lot. As a result, you need to ensure all surfaces as frequently wiped down and kept clean. This can easily reduce the potential spread of the virus in many cases.
While this often includes things like tables, countertops, vanities and your kitchen cabinets, don’t forget knobs and handles. We often forget to clean these, despite them being one of the things that we touch the most. Take time to wash and sanitize these quite deeply, as they are often touched hundreds of times in any given period of time. All high-traffic areas should be gone over with a fine-toothed comb.
Use the Right Products
Just as important as cleaning your surfaces is making sure to use the right products. The wrong products being used could limit the effectiveness of your cleaning, and put you at risk. EPA-registered cleaning products work well, as do household bleach solutions.
Of course, make sure all products aren’t expired, and make sure you use products for the surfaces they are meant for. Disinfectant wipes and a variety of household cleaners can also be used in many cases, as long as they are used correctly.
You could purchase some sanitizers or cleaners to use here, but you could also create your own DIY version. Using some isopropyl alcohol, tea tree oil and aloe vera gel, you can create your own sanitizer to keep your hands (and your home) clean. The internet is full of hundreds of different types of DIY homemade cleaners, so finding one you like should be simple.
Keep it Up
While you might only be used to cleaning your kitchen or bathroom once a week, you need to be sure to ramp this up during the duration of the pandemic. You should do your best to keep the high-traffic areas of your home as clean as possible with daily wipe-downs and cleaning.
Also, it is a good idea to spend more energy and time cleaning each individual spot than normal. The harder and more thorough you clean, the better. Also, while you might not always wear gloves while cleaning your bathroom or kitchen, you should start. This will keep your hands from picking up anything unsavory. Yes, it’s a lot of work, but is the best way to keep your home a clean and safe place to be.
In conclusion, we hope that this article has been able to help you keep your kitchen and bathroom clean during these troubling times. Keeping surfaces clean is one of the best ways to fight off the spread of the virus, so it is important to do your part.
Written by Ashley Lipman