Sanitize your home
You touch your cell phone several times through the afternoon –and you might even be holding it as you read this. So even when you’re diligently washing your hands correctly, if you aren’t also disinfecting your telephone, the second you assess a text, you’re spreading germs back onto your hands. Considering how often we reach for our mobiles, it’s no surprise that a 2012 study by the University of Arizona discovered that cell phones have more germs than toilet seats. Yuck!
To deep-clean your telephone without risking water damage. Keep your hands clean, wipe down the surface using a antibacterial microfiber cloth, and spray cleansers onto a cloth rather than directly on the screen to stop harm. Remove the case and wash it with a clean cloth dipped in 70-percent isopropyl alcohol, then let dry.
Disinfect Your Computer Keyboard
It is full of nooks and crannies, and you probably click away at it for hours a day. Your computer keyboard is a germ collector, and all of those crevices make it difficult to keep clean. To wash it quickly, first put down the work for a minute and completely unplug it. Turn it upside down and use compressed air to remove any crumbs and dust. To disinfect, wipe the surface using a 70-percent isopropyl alcohol wipe, being cautious that liquid does not drip down into the keyboard.
You may think that getting ill from germy Doorknobs is an old wives’ story, but based on Chuck Gerba, a professor of environmental microbiology at the University of Arizona in Tucson, it’s very possible. Germs last longer on surfaces than you might think. To disinfect the doorknobs and light switch plates around your house (focus on high-traffic spots (such as the toilet door), cleanse them with a germ-destroying product, like CDC-recommended Clorox Disinfecting Wipes. When cleaning light switch plates, be cautious that liquid does not drip into the socket.
To ensure any cleaning product is as effective as possible, now’s the opportunity to read the fine print and check the manufacturer’s directions. You could be surprised to learn how long you have to maintain a product on a surface so for it to really kill germs and bacteria.
You likely try to keep your kitchen counter Clean year-round, however, it becomes particularly important during flu and cold season. As this is where family accumulates, the counter tops and faucet get touched often by germy hands. To keep this area bacteria-free, spritz porous rock (such as granite), in addition to faucets and handles, using a spray, following the manufacturer’s instructions for contact time.
If your child has been sick, make sure their beloved furry companion is not hauling their germs. Check the label on stuffed animals to find out if it can go in the washing machine, and if this is so, follow washing instructions using the hottest water setting possible, along with a laundry sanitizer, and then dry completely.
De-germ Your Desk
With more and more people working from home during this time, it is important to wash our at-home work zones. No matter if that’s a whole home office or your kitchen counter-turned-makeshift-cubicle, make sure you use a disinfecting spray or wash on the surface and seat. Again, make note of those surfaces you touch often (drawer handles, document organizers, etc.) and outgrow these particular spots.
Sanitize the Indispensable TV Remote
Utilize a Q-Tip to carefully wash the buttons. Make sure the remote is thoroughly dry before replacing the batteries and turning in your preferred Feel-good movie or tv show.