The battle between germs and household owners is an endless one! You might wonder if household germs and bacteria have an advantage. Well, they are everywhere and should be controlled with care.
When you are planning for a hand-to-hand fight, make sure you have a few aces in your sleeve. By keeping household germs at bay, you actually work on improving your health by reducing the risks of infectious illnesses like colds and flu.
As a general rule of thumb, keep in mind that the high traffic areas from your home are the places which are often exposed to bacteria because you are constantly touching them or walking on them. Luckily, not all germs are dangerous.
But, yes, there are a few which might cause serious illness and these are the ones you should prepare to take care of. A recent study revealed that your kitchen sponge has more disease causing germs than a garbage can or the toilet seat. When it comes to your bathroom, the item which carries the highest percentage of germs is actually your toothbrush.
A great advice is to have one of those funny UV toothbrush sanitizers next to it, to zap those nasty germs as fast as possible! We have to be thankful for living in 21st century and enjoying all the technology around us. It’s amazing how it can help us live a better and cleaner life.
With this being said, here are 3 simple tips and tricks to reduce the level of bacteria into your house.
#1 Take care of Handles
Begin with the handles. As mentioned previously, places that everyone touches and walks-on are the riskiest ones. This includes appliance handles, doorknobs and faucet levers. Harmful microorganisms can live in these areas for multiple days, with you coming in touch with them multiple times. You should zap the door handles with disinfectants and make sure you use products that are EPA registered, so you can get the most out of your bacteria-killing efforts.
#2 Bed Check
Next, you should do a thorough bed check. We spend a big part of our lives in beds and sofas, when sleeping or watching TV so making sure that these areas are cleaned from time to time is one of the things that can add to improving your overall health. Wash pillow cases and sheets often, preferably at 90 degrees Celsius to kill germs also. Also, choose an effective antibacterial cycle to dry them. The highest temperature setting is required to kill certain bacteria and viruses. Additionally, you should follow healthy practices like washing your hands or taking a shower before coming in contact with linens
#3 Dirty Spots
All dirty spots should be tackled with care! Begin from your kitchen. Anyone’s basic instinct would be to clean dishes. Yes, try to clean all dishes with dish soap and warm water. If possible, invest in a good dishwasher. The next biggest concern would be “dirty tissues”. Have plenty of dustbins at home. Clean these wastebaskets with disinfecting sprays and wipes. During the dishwashing cycle, you should keep these wastebaskets in mind. Try to keep these baskets as clean as possible. Any homeowners consider these as the most challenging spots at home.
To make disinfecting easier and interesting in the long run, you should follow these tips:
1) Places alcohol-based sanitizers at different accessible locations. Encourage your children and kids to use these sanitizers.
2) Everyone should have a separate towel. Don’t let them share paper towels or soaps.
3) Line all your wastebaskets with plastic, disposal bags. The disposal bags make “handling” easy and less dirty. All that you should do is pull out the disposal bag in the living rooms, bedroom and bath! You don’t have to carry several wastebaskets.
Your life is your life! Make sure you constantly and programmatically work on living it at your best! So keep your health up by eating the right food and by living into a clean environment!