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After the flu season, you are pretty much tempted to just throw all the clothes that you have worn while being sick in the laundry room. Did you know that cold and flu viruses can survive from a few hours to days in your house surfaces even if you feel better? The best thing to do after the flu season is to disinfect the whole house to avoid the germs from spreading and making other family members sick. Instead of scrubbing every corner of the house, it would be wiser to clean the most frequently touched surfaces in the house.

How to proceed you ask?

Well first of all, once you feel better, run to the store and get yourself a disinfectant that kills cold and flu viruses. Any other bleach might not work as not all bleach are antibacterial. Solutions used for laundry or any other housework is not always meant to kill germs. Always check the label before using the bleach.

Use a paper towel as they are easily disposable as using a dishcloth might just spread the germs elsewhere. If you have disinfectant wipes, it is even better to get rid of all the germs.

1. Clean your devices

You tend to use your electronic devices such as mobile phones or laptops while you are sick. It would be wise to start cleaning those first as they are easily accessible especially for the kids. After the flu is over, make sure that you disinfect your electronic devices first.

2. Clean all your tables

Tables are the items that are frequently touched in your home. They should be cleaned thoroughly to prevent flu viruses from spreading and making your whole family sick.

3. Get some fresh air

It is very important that you switch off your central air filter if someone is sick in your house. Open the windows and let some fresh air in the house. Recirculating the germs is only going to make things worse.

4. Sanitize your kid’s stuff

Soak all the plastic toys, sippy cups, teething rings in a gallon of water with two teaspoons of bleach. Let them there for 2 minutes and put them to dry up. If you do not want your kids to be sick, it is better to disinfect their stuff especially if they are toddlers as they tend to put anything in their mouth. Make sure that you take care of the kids.

In this hectic world, we are all looking for ways to make cleaning more easier and faster. Sometimes using shortcuts, make it harder for you in the long run. You develop some bad habits when you use faster ways to clean your home. By thinking that you are doing the job more efficiently, you might be causing harm to your home.

It is high time to break those habits so you can get a cleaner home. The easiest way is to change one or two cleaning habits each week. In less time, you will have a cleaner home and more free time for things you enjoy.

1. Get rid of excess paper clutter

Accumulating bills or newspapers end up creating mountains of papers in our homes. Don’t let your newspapers, magazines, school papers or projects pile up. For all your letters, periodicals and paper forms, keep a place near the entryway. For at least once a week, make sure that you go through the papers and sort them out. File all your important papers. Frame your pictures and share your magazines with retirements homes or simply read them online.

2. Don’t leave your wet towels or shower curtains bunched up

Want to spend less time scrubbing the floor of your bathroom? Don’t let your wet towels and shower curtains on the floor. This is one of the simplest habits that you can break. In order to decrease mildew growth and help your floor to dry quickly, you should take a habit of closing the shower curtain after every shower. By simply hanging your wet towel to dry, you get to use them for a second or third time.

3. Using only one disinfectant wipe to clean the entire bathroom

Disposable disinfectant wipes are great when it comes to clean the bathroom sink. However, they barely contain enough disinfectant to clean your entire bathroom. If you use only one wipe to clean the whole, it will simply move the bacterias from one place to another. For it to be effective, make sure that the wipe contains enough disinfectant moisture so that the surface remains wet for at least 4 minutes. Make sure that you use multiple wipes along with a water solution.

4. Leaving dirty dishes in the sink

How much time is it going to take to put that dirty glass or plate in the dishwasher instead of leaving it in the sink? Accumulated dirty dishes in the sink is a feast for bacterias and a jackpot for insects. Make sure that you train everyone at your place to wash their dishes immediately or put it in the dishwasher.

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