Theis . In times as uncertain as these, it’s crucial we follow all information and guidelines given to us when outside. These include; keeping distance, washing hands, using hand sanitiser, not touching our face and not attending appointments when we feel unwell in any way. So, how do we make sure we’re not bringing germs into our home? We’ve put together a few top tips to help tackle this in your home.
Clean Your Phone
Did you know our phones are ten times dirtier than a toilet seat? During the time we are out we don’t think about what surfaces we have put our phones on, if others have touched it or if you have even sneezed and then used your phone straight after. Our lifelines become much dirtier than we would even know. As we press our phones to our face to take calls it’s important it’s not carrying the Coronavirus towards your eyes, nose or mouth.
Wipe down your phone every time you enter the house before you have put it down onto any surfaces. Stopping these germs transferring onto any surfaces in your home as quickly as possible is vital. This ensures no bacteria can be passed onto your family members from surfaces. Experts say washing your phone case in warm soapy water with a sponge will work well. Plus, earlier this week Apple declared it safe to use disinfectant wipes on their devices.
Wipe Down Door Handles
This one often slips our minds when it comes to our usual clean! So now more than ever it’s really important to wipe down door handles. Sneezing, coughing or even blowing our nose and then touching a door handle can transfer bacteria to these often forgotten about surfaces. It’s believed the virus can stay on door handles for up to nine days! Wipe down yours with a cleaning spray to reduce the risk of catching the virus at home.
Disinfectant wipes and sprays are the key to reducing the risk of catching the virus in your home. Spray down soft furnishings, curtains, sofas etc. regularly. Also, wipe down surfaces like your kitchen counters, hallway furniture and bedside tables. These items are great to keep on hand for when you come into your home too so you can be prepared when you first walk through your home.
Steam Outdoor Clothing
It’s easy to forget that our shoes and coats that we wear outside daily will also pick up germs as we go about our day. Experts have suggested using a hand held steamer if you have access to one to steam your clothing. This is proven to kill bacteria living on your clothes while also removing odours.
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