Life for most people is busy and, at times, can feel overwhelming. The last thing you want to think about at the end of a long day at work is doing a big clean of your home. Instead, here are 5 little habits you can implement today to make it easier to keep your home sanitary and safe for all who live there.
1. Wipe it Down
The places in a home with the most germs are your kitchen and bathroom, so making sure that you disinfect both places once a day is important. Pay special attention to the sinks in your kitchen and bathroom, as this is where germs tend to collect. If you aren’t wild about harsh chemicals, research some natural alternatives that are proven to be effective for disinfecting.
2. Common Surfaces
Door handles, light switches, flat surfaces, and appliances are some of the most frequently touched items in your home. The more frequently a surface is used, the more often it should be disinfected. If someone in your household is sick, consider wiping these down each day until that person recovers.
If you eat meat and you prepare it at home, make sure you are taking necessary safety precautions to avoid food-borne pathogens. Do your research to know how much your meat needs to be cooked so that you are never eating meat that could make you sick, and, of course, disinfect the surfaces of your kitchen after you cook to ensure there are no traces of raw meat left.
If you are a pet owner, make sure you are taking the proper steps to ensure your animal isn’t contributing to unnecessary germs in your home. Dogs will often step in the grass next to a tree they’ve just watered and cats walk all over their litter box and then throughout your home. Taking the time to clean your pets’ paws regularly will help the overall cleanliness of your home. Also, make sure you are taking your pet to their regular visits to the vet and following the vet’s instructions.
5. Wash Your Hands
Throughout the day, particularly if you spend a lot of your time at home, make sure you are washing your hands regularly. Wash them before cooking, putting away clean dishes, and before and after eating. Be especially sure to wash your hands as soon as you return home so you don’t spread germs throughout your house from work, or the grocery store.
While it is important to keep a clean and sanitary home, it is also important not to over-sanitize. A healthy and reasonable exposure to germs can help build and maintain your immune system, while not sanitizing enough can lead to the spread of infection that can make you sick. As with most things in life, finding a healthy balance is important.
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