Spring! The weather has already begun to change and moods have begun to be lifted. But, there is one thing you do not want to bring into your spring: germs. Spring cleaning is the ideal time to clean out your house from unwanted items and messes. This spring, focus on cleaning the places that attract unwanted germs.
Where to clean:
The Remote. There are some truly horrifying statistics about how dirty our remotes are and the reason why they are extremely dirty: everyone touches it! No matter how clean or hygienic you may be, you cannot guarantee others are just as clean and hygienic. You and your family should clean the remote regularly, but especially this spring to avoid transferring germs from winter into your springtime.
Materials: Alcohol-based wipe.
What to do: Clean the remote thoroughly with your wipe.
Toothbrushes. We will spare you the specific details on how dirty your toothbrushes are, but the reason why they become so dirty: your toilet. When you flush, the bacteria enters the air and remains in it for approximately two hours. It is important to keep your toothbrush in a closed space away from the toilet, but also allow it to dry.
- Replace your family’s toothbrushes every two-three months.
- Always remember to close the toilet’s lid before flushing.
Handles & Door Knobs. Think about it, they are touched constantly without us even realizing it. Even when someone is sick, they still need to touch a door knob. Clean off all door knobs and handles leading to anything. This can get tedious, but so can your family members getting ill.
Materials: Alcohol-based wipes or preferred cleaning product with a cloth.
- Note: Do not forget light switches.
Dishwasher. They contain leftover food and residue, enough said. Cleaning your dishwasher can be done in three easy steps:
1. Clean out the dishwasher’s drain. This is located beneath your bottom dish rack and may contain unwanted food and residue.
2. Begin a vinegar wash with 1 cup of white vinegar. You will place the vinegar in a dishwasher safe cup and keep it there during the duration of the cycle.
3. Lastly, you will complete a baking soda rinse. You will sprinkle one cup of baking soda on the bottom of your dishwasher
- Complete these rinses on “hot-water cycles.”
Fans. Think of all the dust it leaves in your room. Cleaning off your fans will help with allergies from dust.
Materials: Extendable duster or a cloth and a ladder.
We hope you and your family stay happy and healthy with these simple tips and that your spring cleaning is efficient and effective this season!