Enthusiasm for cleaning tends to be at an all-time high after you or someone in your family has been sick with the flu. Use that motivation to clean around the house and make sure to cover ‘hot spots’ for germs in the bathroom, kitchen, and bedroom.
Clean and disinfect all ‘high touch’ surfaces, including soft items, like towels and bedding. And don’t forget to clean your cleaning tools too! We also included a cleaning checklist below as a cheat sheet.
Before you start with a thorough cleaning, it’s important to understand the difference between ‘cleaning’ and ‘disinfecting’, according to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC).
Now that you’ve mastered these home care definitions, don’t' forget to put on a pair of gloves to keep your hands protected from the mess before you begin to clean.
Tip: Use a different colored pair of household cleaning gloves for every room
2. The Kitchen
Just about all the kitchen surfaces should get a good wipe down both during and after an illness with a fresh microfiber cloth. We’re all used to cleaning counters and the table, but don’t forget all the cabinet knobs, appliance handles and buttons too! Use the Scrunge to clean the sink and faucet. Finally, mop the floors with the EasyWring™ Spin Mop for a deep clean.
Tip: Remember to change your Scrunge every month