Germs! We all hate germs. They spread disease and infection and can be potentially dangerous to humans. But what are germs? The word germ is a broad term for the micro bacteria, fungi, and viruses that attached themselves to hosts and have the potential to make them sick and that is why it’s of the utmost importance to keep your home clean and germ-free. Obviously cleaning thoroughly is a good solution but sometimes isn’t quite enough to keep germs at bay. In this post, we take a look at some hints and tips to keep your home free of germs and safe for you and your family.
Wash Your Hands
An obvious one is to wash your hands thoroughly throughout the day. Always use soap and dry your hands. Hand sanitisers will do the job adequately if you’re out and about and don’t have access to facilities to wash your hands. It seems obvious, but you would be surprised how many cases of the flu could have avoided by people correctly washing their hands. School children as cute as they are notorious for this and are little germ carrier. So, educate your child early and do your part for society.
Wiping things down thoroughly with antibacterial soap will also help keep the germs at bay. This should be done often in all rooms of the house to avoid germs from getting the best of you. This goes for everything including remote controls, benches, light terminals, and keyboards. Wipe down anything that has contact on a regular basis. There are various natural products on the market that will kill the germs without being harmful to your family.
Or better yet. Get a professional cleaner in who has all the skills and equipment to give your house a thorough clean, saving you time and giving you peace of mind in the long run. Setting a regular clean once or twice a week is simple and takes the burden off you. It will also free up valuable time to be spent with loved ones instead of fighting germs.
Clean Your Cleaning Tools
This is one that people neglect all the time. If your cleaning tools are old and tarnished, you can probably bet that they are riddled with germs. It’s important to change cloths and scrubbers on aa regular basis to ensure you’re contributing to the germ problem rather than solving it. Always designate your cloths, sponges, and scrubbers to specified areas. You’re not going to use something to wipe up the floor on your benches, are you? Simple common sense has to kick in and will help aid you in your battle against the germs.
Wash Your Bedding
Materials from bedding and pillow covers have the potential to collect germs. So, it’s imperative that you wash them on a regular basis. Your sheets should be washed at least twice a week for your own comfort and peace of mind. Cushions on couches should also be washed frequently depending on the volume of usage.
The bathroom is a haven for germs because germs love moisture. Try to keep your bathroom dry by using bathmats and ensuring that you dry off in the shower. The less moisture the better. Always ensure that your bathroom sink is in pristine condition and your toothbrushes and other bathroom utensils are stored correctly in a sealed vessel.
Your toilet is a germ magnet due to the things that it has to endure. Keeping your toilet clean is detrimental in fighting off germs. Always have the lid down when flushing to prevent germs from becoming airborne and into the lungs of innocent bystanders. There are many products on the market that can be installed into the cistern or around the flushing area that release antibacterial cleaning agents into your toilet to help keep it germ-free.
Cleanliness seems to be the key element in keeping your home germ free and safe from viruses and diseases. If you lead a busy life and you don’t have time to clean don’t hesitate to call in the professionals and let them take care of the problem for you.
If you do choose to do it yourself don’t forget to change your cleaning tools on a regular basis and use antibacterial products to kill the germs. Try use products containing natural ingredients to avoid toxins and other nasties. Keeping your home germ free is a daily battle that can be one using these simple tricks and tips as mentioned above. Good luck.