This holiday season is obviously going to be a little different than most year’s. As we’ve already discussed on our blog, even inviting guests over this Christmas is going to be a difficult decision for most homeowners. With the Coronavirus pandemic still raging across the country, it’s essential to consider proper home sanitation and safety when celebrating this year. Fortunately, we’ve compiled a list of the top tips to make disinfecting easier this holiday season, so you can focus on what’s really important. Read on to learn more, and remember that if you do need professional disinfecting service, you can always count on FP Property Restoration.
7 Ways to Make Household Disinfecting & Cleaning Easier
- Focus on the Kitchen: If you just have time to clean one area of your home, focus on the kitchen. Disinfect countertops, sink faucets, and handles regularly, and don’t forget refrigerator handles and cutting boards. If you’re not sure whether your countertops or utensils have specific cleaning instructions, just check the manufacturing instructions.
- Don’t Use Fancy Dishcloths: To speed up cleaning, you should stick with dishcloths that you can simply throw in the washer with hot water. It is a good idea to replace your towels and dishcloths daily, but you don’t need to worry about using any fancy fabrics.
- Clean Spills on the Floor Right Away: You’re unlikely to get sick through contact with liquid—but for safety, you should also clean up any spills right away. In the kitchen and the bathroom especially, spilled liquid is likely to attract dirt and bacteria you don’t want to have to deal with.
- Spray Garbage Baskets After Emptying: You may be tempted to thoroughly wipe down your garbage cans after you empty them. This is not necessary. Empty kitchen and bathroom wastebaskets frequently, and then spritz them with sanitizing spray. This should be all the cleaning these receptacles need.
- Clean & Sanitize Parts of the Bathroom You Frequently Touch: It is important to clean your entire bathroom when you can, but if you can only clean two parts of your bathroom, focus on the sink faucet and handles, since these are what you touch the most often.
- Put What You Can in the Dishwasher: Things like pet dishes, scissors, and even certain medical devices don’t need to be wiped down by hand—those can be put in the dishwasher. This also goes for children’s toys, which have to be washed in soap and water anyway, since you never want to use disinfecting chemicals on them. And speaking of children…
- When It Comes to the Kids’ Room, Prioritize Diapers: Kids are messy; there’s no two ways around it. Cleaning the entire kids’ room can be difficult, but if you have a child in diapers, you should prioritize cleaning and disinfecting the changing table, as this is the area with the most germs by far.