As the kids are heading back to school for the 2021-2022 school year, and as most businesses are bringing employees back on a regular basis, it's a great time to brush up on some germ-killing tips!
1. Leave outerwear at the door
Shoes are the #1 culprit for dragging germs from one place to another. Bathrooms, cafeterias, public transportation and more all come into contact with your shoes throughout the day.
If your jacket, bag, or backpack have rested on a common area chair or hung out in a public coat rack, leave that at the door too. You could even spray them down with a disinfectant and let the spray dry before bringing them past the entrance of your house.
2. Change your gloves and mask frequently
If you're wearing protective things like gloves and masks in public places, toss it in the trash or the wash when you get home.
Cloth should be washed after a single day's use.
3. Hand Sanitizer is your new BFFL
A family friendly hand sanitizer is a must. We have a hand sanitizer spray formulated locally using alcohol and essential oils, amongst other ingredients, that smell great and are super effective!
You could even make a simple DIY carrier for your hand sanitizer like this one. It uses fabric squares sold everywhere, hair ties, and ribbon. Your kids will love these for school!
Sprays are great because they minimize touch between your hands and others, as well as unclean surfaces. You can spray door handles and counters before touching them for an extra level of clean.
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4. Change Your Bedsheets Weekly
We have always recommended this. Germs and bacteria build up quickly on your sheets and blankets after sleeping on them every night. Be sure to throw them in the wash each week to minimize germs while you sleep. Check out these tips for keeping your bedding looking, feeling, and smelling fresh
5. Clean Your Air Vents
When was the last time you cleaned your air vents and air filter? They trap dust, allergens, and germs, and blow them through the vents around your house. First, vacuum away the dust and cobwebs. Then, use a simple vinegar cleaning solution or an all-purpose cleaner to disinfect the vents. Be sure to replace the air filter in your unit while you're cleaning! Otherwise, all your hard work will go to waste.
Keep Home A Safe Haven
Use these tips to keep your home a safe place for you, your family, and your pets! A clean and healthy home is important, especially now.
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