The worst thing about winter is that it comes carrying with it the gift of flu and other viruses and infections that are usually dormant during the other seasons. So how can you really clean your home after you or your kids have been sick? Today I will be answering that question by sharing with you tips on how to sanitize a house after illness.
Start with the Basics:
Be sure to clean the most frequently touched items around the house such as door knobs, remote controls, light switches, etc.
Take Advantage of the Sun:
When it’s sunny outside, be sure to lay out items such as bed sheets, throws, pillows and pillow cases outside in the sun to disinfect them.
If possible, replace AC filters after illness to avoid circulating germs. If you don’t have time or money to replace them now, make sure you at least get them cleaned and disinfected.
Yes, even toys can become breeding grounds for germs and viruses so be sure you wash soft toys very well and dry them in a hot dryer or out in the sun to kill any surviving germs or bacteria. You can disinfect play areas using water and bleach (or even vinegar).
Trashcans and trash bins collect germs from germ-filled tissues all throughout your kids’ illness so remember to wash them and sanitize them too.
Stock on Disinfectants:
From disinfecting wipes to disinfecting sprays, be sure that you use those for spraying and wiping down all surfaces in your home.
Don’t Underestimate Proper Ventilation:
Opening a window or two and letting in fresh air really helps circulate the air in your home and makes a difference in the quality of the air you are breathing so be sure to crack a window open and let the clean air run through your home.
Declutter & Organize:
Having a tidy home helps keep germs at bay as it helps you easily clean and sanitize your home so try to keep your home tidy and clutter to a minimum.
Finally, I hope that you and your kids are healthy and safe from those annoying viruses and germs and that my post on how to sanitize a house will help you stay that way!