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5 Things You Need to Disinfect Regularly

2 min read

Maintaining a properly sanitized home is important, now more than ever. If there are multiple people living with you, commonly used objects in your home can become even more of a breeding ground for germs and bacteria than if you live on your own. Make sure you disinfect these items in your home regularly:

Doorknobs

Everyone in the home uses them all throughout each day, so it’s a good idea for you to disinfect them two to three times a week. Use either a bleach and water solution or a store-bought disinfectant spray or wipe that you trust.

Steering wheels

When you go to work or run errands around town, your hands touch many different surfaces and items, making it easy for you to spread them to your steering wheel and your home. Keeping a set of disinfectant wipes in your car will make it easier for you to remember to keep this surface clean.

Sink handles

Not everyone chooses to use a paper towel to turn on a sink before they wash their hands, making sink handles another set of objects that are regularly exposed to germs. When you start your cleaning routine, spray or wipe these surfaces thoroughly to rid them of grime and other contaminants as well.

Computer keyboards, mice, and track pads

If you work from home or share a computer with multiple people, high-touch computer components can become risky surfaces. Disinfect them during your regular cleaning routine, however if you can remember to do so in between uses, that would be even better. Do not spray any part of your computer with disinfectant. Instead, lightly run a damp (but not soaked) disinfectant wipe along each surface.

Car seats, toys, and play spaces

Little ones are naturally messy. This means that the surfaces they touch throughout the day may pose even more of a risk than the other high-touch surfaces listed here. Every few days, take the covers off of their car seats and wipe down the seat itself, its base, and its arm rests and cupholders. You should also wipe down any toys, baby gates, cribs, and play pens. If you are hesitant about using standard disinfectants for these items, use a solution of white distilled vinegar, baking soda, and water instead.

Knowing how to protect yourself and your family against germs, viruses, and bacteria is vital, especially now that much of the population is working from home. This increased amount of foot traffic means that ramping up the frequency at which you disinfect your commonly used surfaces is crucial to preventing illness. However, with a little planning and research, this task is completely manageable. Good luck!



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