Sanitizing Your Home

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After a long day\’s work, home is the best place to hang out. Who would believe that it is the healthiest place to be at. The truth is, your home houses harmful microorganisms which can\’t be seen through the naked eyes. Simple thing like touching the doorknob after removing your shoes is a source of bacteria transfer. Unbelievable? Hire a lab scientist and he\’ll show you exactly what\’s under the microscope.

It\’s a fact that that prevention is better than cure but you don\’t need to hire a sanitation expert to do the work because you are your master in maintaining a clean and dream home.

First things first, get rid of all the unnecessary items from the house. If there are items which are still usable, you can either hold a garage sale or donate them to charities. In this case, less is more and you can stop yourself from becoming a hoarder.

The kitchen is the main attraction for pests to visit because of the food connection. If you\’ve a pet, pests are even more attracted to come to your home to share your pet\’s food. So, remember to store your pet\’s food in a tightly sealed container. Also, don\’t leave your food in the open but pack them in containers in your kitchen closet. After your meals, clean up any food droplets and clean your kitchen with disinfectant wipes or spray or bleach with water. Clean your sponges with the same mixture in hot water but if it isn\’t effective, toss those filthy-beyond-cleanable sponges away and change your hand towel daily after every cooking.

The bathroom\’s a haven for germs to proliferate. Observe the growth of grime and build-up that you need to remove first. It\’s better to start sanitizing your bathroom weekly from top to bottom so that you can rinse off any residue altogether and use warm water so there\’s a double kill on the germs. Wear gloves when you clean to protect yourself from germs transfer and cleaning solution sticking on your skin. When you clean your toilet bowl, bleach is a better cleaning agent in removing grimes and germs. In the shower area, the cleaning foam will be enough to remove the stains and dirt from the surface. Only if you haven\’t washed your bathroom for ages that huge lime build-up is likely and you\’ll need to use lime remover. When cleaning the mirror or glass, a glass cleaner with ammonia or citrus base will get the work done. You can opt to use the cloth rag or newspaper to wipe it. Then mop (for wood) or scrub (for tiles) your floor with floor cleaning detergent.

Whilst it\’s true that the kitchen and bathroom are places which harbor many types of germs, other parts of the house shouldn\’t be left out from your sanitization chore. Things such as doorknobs, handles, wall switches and telephone should be sprayed with disinfectant or wipes weekly since they are touched frequently daily. Your floor should be vacuumed or mopped regularly too because of the dirt from your pets and the activities of your household members. Fur and hair shredding are just some of the examples of dirt.

Although, covering your mouth when coughing is to prevent others from being infected, you must take immediate action in avoiding further health hazard when any of your household member is suffering from flu. Wipe all your furniture with disinfectant and mop your floor or vacuum your carpet.

Lastly, to strengthen your daily immunity, you should clean your towel and bed linen at least every week and always encourage good hygiene habits by placing hand wash liquids beside the basins.

Additional Reading:
www.improvingyourworld.com
www.ehow.com
http://life.familyeducation.com

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