Germs are all around us, hiding invisibly on everything we touch and everything our kids touch. Any surface in the home is a possible danger zone packed with germs and bacteria of all kinds. You can keep your home safer and cleaner with some creative tips that you might not have tried before.
Dry the Bath Toys
If you kids love bath toys, then those items probably spend a lot of time in the water. If they sit all day with water on them, they will attract mold, plus the germs that are on whatever surface you rested them on. Bath toys may go into smaller kids’ mouths, and your kids don’t know these are dangerous, so one of the best things you can do to protect your kids from germs hiding in these toys is to dry them off after every bath. Just take the same towel you use to dry off your child and use that to make the toys dry after each use. This will make them safer and more likely to be free from germs.
Let the Professionals Clean for You
You may not be able to handle all the cleaning for yourself, or you may just feel better about having an experienced professional handle the cleaning for you. Lots of busy mothers hire professional cleaning services to take care of their homes, even if it is just to do a few of the chores. The cleaning company will likely do a better job of cleaning that the average person and make for a safer, more sanitary home. You can hire them to do as little or as much housework as you like.
Use a Clothes Basket for Laundry
You may be used to hugging clean laundry to you after you do the wash. Maybe you just like smell of clean sheets and clothes, or maybe you are used to carrying the items from the dryer to the couch or bed you use to fold them on. It’s better to use a basket for transport, though, as that prevents the clean clothes from rubbing against your germ-covered body and spreading those germs to your family. The clothes that are put on each day and the sheets used for bedding each night should be very clean, providing a safe and dust-free experience for your whole family. That’s more likely to happen if you carry the clean laundry in a basket rather than trying to carry it in your arms.
Make It Easy to Wash Hands Anywhere
If the only place to wash hands is in the bathroom, you will have times where some family members just go without cleaning their hands. It will simply be too inconvenient for them to go to the bathroom to clean up every time they get germs on their hands. You can make things easier for them by installing hand sanitizer stations all throughout the house and even outside. If you place a hand sanitizer bottle by the front door people can clean their hands before entering. This also helps to keep the doorknob clean, which is the number one area that spreads germs from one person to another.
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