5 ways you should be cleaning your home in the new normal
Nowadays, people are home more often, making it important for the whole place to smell good and be clean. Include these new cleaning routines, for your own safety and for your family.
Put more focus on high-touch surfaces.
Tables and kitchen countertops are commonly cleaned, but there are high-touch surfaces that are often overlooked. A thorough cleaning of doorknobs, handrails, light switches, household gadgets, even walls in your home’s most used space, need to be cleaned and disinfected.
Use the cleaning product the correct way.
Did you know that most cleaning products should stay on the surface before you wipe it out? Some items are okay to be sprayed directly on a surface, some need to be sprayed onto a rag, some need to be diluted or cannot be used on certain surfaces. Some need special care, such as specially formulated wipes for baby items, gadgets, or even kitchenware. Whichever the case may be, read the label for instructions of each cleaning product carefully, so that you could get its full benefits, and your cleaning time won’t be put to waste.
Clean, then disinfect.
Did you know that cleaning and disinfecting are two different things? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the US, cleaning is when you remove germs and dirt. Disinfecting, on the other hand, is when you use chemicals to get rid of germs to stop it from spreading.
Wipe out any dust or grime on a surface, and then follow it up with a powerful disinfectant. It’s a one-two punch that all households should do nowadays!
Let the air circulate.
Keeping the windows and doors shut in the home may sound like you’re keeping the dust and dirt in, but that’s not necessarily the case. There’s a reason why outdoor areas are more preferred than staying indoors nowadays—proper air ventilation helps carry out any impurities there may be lingering indoors. Crack a window open and bring out the fan once in a while!
Take greater care of your clothes.
If you or anyone from your household goes out of the home, remember these tips before going back inside. Leave your shoes outside, or quickly disinfect them. Remove all clothing and store in a tightly sealed container, separate from the rest of your clothes inside your usual laundry hamper.
When it comes to washing clothes, check for that kulob smell. That smell usually means germ buildup on clothes. To get rid of them, wash clothes with Downy Expert Antibac from the same makers of Safeguard, with 99.9% germ protection on clothes (as tested on representative germ Staphylococcus aureus on cotton terry fabric), it leaves your clothes may amoy bangong parang tinuyo sa araw.
When it’s time for laundry day, use water with the warmest temperature that won’t damage your load. For your last rinse, use fabric softener that coats the fabric with 99.9% germ protection on clothes (as tested on representative germ Staphylococcus aureus on cotton terry fabric). Downy Expert Antibac is made with Safeguard, and protects your clothes even after washing.
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