6 Tricks For Keeping Your Home Germ Free
Written by Mums Say Radio on May 5, 2020
1.Store Your Toothbrush Properly
Health Magazine says, “The human mouth contains about 100 million microbes per millilitre of saliva. Those microbes eat the same food you do, and when you brush, food particles and bacteria stick to your toothbrush. The unhappy result: an overgrowth of germs on your brush.” After brushing your teeth we suggest rinsing under hot water and leaving it to dry in a up-right position. At least once a month you should sterilise your toothbrush, to do this you should boil water and pour it into a boil and leave the toothbrush to soak for 10 minutes.
2.Clean Your Mobile Phone, Tech and Toys at least once a week
Its so hard to keep the house tidy, literally within the hour you tidy the house, the kids mess it back up, not to mention the mountain of toys that accrued over the years. However, it is essential for hygiene purposes that these things are cleaned regularly with disinfectant to prevent the spread of bacteria and viruses.
3.Clean and Disinfect High Traffic Areas Of The House
Bacteria and germs love to hide underneath counters and toilet seats. However, you need to give your attention to areas such as the hallways, doors and handles, light switches and taps. After making dinner be sure to fully wipe down the kitchen with an anti-bacterial sanitiser to minimize spreading those microbes (like E. coli) around the rest of the house.
4.Create A Rule – No Shoes In The House
You’d be surprise the amount of things you walk in whilst out and about, upon coming home you should adopt the rule of leaving the shoes at the door, this will help keep these germs from spreading across your house.
5. Make Hand Washing Fun
Create a fun game that will keep track of all the daytime activities when hand washing is important: before mealtime, before playing with babies, after playing with friends, after coming home from school, after using the bathroom and after every cough or sneeze.
6. Wash Your Bed Sheets At Least Once A Week
A lot of time is spent in the bedroom, so it makes sense to wash the sheets often. Don’t you find that when you change the bed sheets you sleep so much better? We shed dead skin cells on the bedding, and across the room. Wash bedding in hot water at least once a week. Turn up the water heater to a dust mite–killing 130 degrees before you wash, and turn it back down afterward.
Our Homes can never be 100% germ free, and who would really want a clinically clean space? Not Me. Our body learn to deal with viruses and bacteria when we are exposed to it, so being over clinical isn’t good for our health. Use these points to help you maintain a healthy clean space.