Top Tips For Keeping Your Home Germ Free

12 January 2020

You would like to think that your home is the safest place that you can be, in most cases this is true but you need to consider the number of germs that can live unknown to you. You need to make sure you make an effort to keep your home germ free and clean. Germs can be everywhere and anywhere and once they enter our bodies can make us very ill. You’re never going to be able to avoid all germs but you can make sure that your surroundings in your home or relatively germ-free. Doing this will ensure that you’re living the healthiest lifestyle that you can and will do wonders for your well-being. 

Let’s have a look at some of the ways you can keep your home germ free and clean:

It’s important to keep your home free of germs, this promotes good health and hygiene for both you and your other family members. Keeping your home cleanly and maintaining it should be at the top of our priorities. You need to be using the correct disinfectants such as Dettol and keep any waste away from your home.

Have A Routine

If you have a busy schedule it can be difficult to keep on top of the cleaning in your home. However, if you stick to a cleaning routine and clean regularly in small doses you should be able to manage and not feel like you need to find large chunks of time to complete the work. Try to alternate days or complete a small task each day. You won’t feel as though its a burden on your time if you manage it this way. Your home will also become cleaner across a few days, in fact, completing your cleaning in this way can lead to a healthier home. Cleanliness is essential in order to keep your home free of germs, try to maintain a proper clean up routine as this will help you a lot.

Keep Your Space Dry

Having a high level of moisture and humidity can mean you’re providing a more favourable condition for germs like fungi, viruses and bacteria to live. You should utilize fans to keep your home dry. When you clean floors, use the shower and bath make sure you switch on the fans to dry it quicker. It will allow you to keep your rooms dry and limit to the chance of mould.

Proper Ventilation

Areas in your home that are free from sunlight are prone to germs, this means you need to ensure you have proper ventilation throughout your home especially in rooms such as the kitchen or bathroom. Make an effort to open windows and doors if the weather allows for it. It will help to purify the air in your home and limit the chance of germs breeding.

Disinfect Your Cleaning Sponge

It’s vital that you keep your cleaning equipment clean. It may sound silly but you always make sure that items such as clothes and sponges are disinfected after being used. At the end of the day, these are what you’re using to wipe the germs away so the last thing you want to do is to leave them to multiply as you risk wiping even more germs around your home the next time you use it. Once your sponge has seen better days. It’s best to replace it. You can often buy multipacks of clothes and sponges so keep a few spare in your cleaning kit.

Do Laundry Everyday

This may seem like a difficult task, especially if you’re staring a high pile of washing you just haven’t got around to yet. However, if you get on top of your washing and start doing a load each day you’re minimising to the chance of outside germs entering your home. We come into contact with thousands of different germs and bacteria in daily life away from the home, so your clothes end up carrying a lot of germs by the end of the day. You should try to aim to add your clothes straight to the washer when you return home. When dealing with dirty clothes, make sure you remember to wash your hands.

Maintain The Bathroom Cleaning

It is essential that you keep your bathroom clean at all times, it can be one of the most favoured rooms for germs. You remove germs from your body by bathing, showering and using the toilet so it’s not surprising that you need to keep on top of the cleaning. It needs to be cleaned and sanitized properly. Deep clean your bathroom at least once a week and then clean anything messy as the week goes on. Use a good quality disinfectant and make sure you have decent ventilation.

Wash Your Bedding Frequently

Your bedroom is supposed to be a peaceful, clean room that you can retreat to. If you have a bedroom that’s full of germs, this isn’t going to happen. This makes it important to clean your bedding regularly. If you don’t you risk sleeping in a germ-ridden environment that can make you extremely poorly. In addition to this, our body sheds dead skin cells which also gather in the bedding making it even dirtier. If you want to keep your home germ-free change your bed cover, pillow covers and bottom sheet every few days, or at least once a week.

Try To Avoid Clutter In Your Home

You should aim not to have clutter in your home, having too many congested areas in your home can leas to dust-gathering, germs breeding and bacteria building. Not to mention having clutter in your home can lead to more work when cleaning.

Clean Your Toothbrush

You use your toothbrush to clean your teeth twice a day, therefore, it is very important to keep it properly clean. It helps to remove food, germs and plaque from your teeth so it’s not surprising that these can stick to your toothbrush making it a breeding ground for germs. Wash your toothbrush thoroughly in order to decrease the chance of this happening, also it’s best to not keep your toothbrush out in the open.

These are just a few of the ways you can help to keep your home free of germs. Do you have any other tips that might help? Please share them in the comments below.

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