Many homeowners discount the importance of sterilizing their house, simply because they don’t believe that they’re living in an unhealthy environment. The truth is, germs and bacteria surround us in our own homes and will only multiply if we don’t clean up or take necessary measures to kill them. So today, we’re going to give you some handy sanitation cleaning tips for the most germ-infested areas around your home.
Sinks are common, bacteria-filled areas in the home. Your bathroom sink is a place where you wash your dirty hands, rinse your mouth and a lot more icky stuff is done that we’re not going to mention. For those reasons, however, your sink has to be cleaned and disinfected on a daily basis to keep it germ-free. You can do this by pouring a disinfectant (one of your choice) into a spray can to spritz the sink, using a sponge to wipe it clean after that. Using the same method, clean your kitchen sink daily as raw foods, dried foods, oils and grease can all leave germs after the sink dries up. After doing the dishes is the best time to clean and keep bacteria away.
Apparently, your toilet carries plenty of germs; therefore, regular cleaning of the bowl is a must. But daily cleaning of the toilet seat is an even bigger must! That’s because this is the part of the bathroom that makes contact with your body. We suggest you but purchase a toilet seat disinfectant (some of these acts as deodorizers as well), or make a solution of Dettol and water to disinfectant the seat on a daily basis. You’ll only need a cap of Dettol added to about one cup of water which can be stored in a spray can and used for daily cleaning. Simply spritzing the seat is enough to disinfect it; however, if you’d like to take it one step further, use a clean sponge to wipe the entire seat after spraying.
From doorknobs, bathroom fixtures and handles, to remotes, appliances and handles items that are often held or touched with our hands crawling with germs. It’s even worse when multiple people use them! Hence, we suggest you keep small bottles of hand sanitizer in your living room, bathroom and bedroom so that you can sterilize your hands now and then to reduce the number of germs being carried around your home. White vinegar makes a highly effective substitute for store-bought disinfectants when sanitizing handheld spots and items around your house. Mix it with equal parts of water, dampen a cloth with the solution and start wiping!
It’s pointless trying to sterilize your home if your cleaning tools are crawling with bacteria. Therefore, you need to clean your bathroom brushes, sponges, dusters, scrubbers, squeegees and other cleaning aids at least twice a week. Do this by soaking them in a mixture of water and any disinfectant for an hour or so. Allow them to dry out in the completely in the sun before storing away.
Larger families naturally mean that there could be more rooms to clean or a lot more items to sanitize. If the task proves too time-consuming and difficult for you, hiring a professional maid service to come weekly or at a regular schedule would be wise. Why do the dirty work when you have experts ready to help, right?