Keep your kids safe from diseases through these simple tricks that you can do in minutes!
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You and your kids spend a great deal of time in your home - that's why it's incredibly important to make sure it's clean and germ-free. Although most germs are not harmful, some can cause infectious diseases, which can spread by touching, eating and even breathing.
But who has a lot of time to clean nowadays? Paying someone to keep the home neat isn't all that practical too when you are on a tight budget.
Here are a few clever ways to keep your home germ-free:
1. Commit to ten minutes of cleaning every day
Don't let dirt, grime, dust and clutter pile up in any part of your home. As much as possible, commit to doing a 10-minute cleanup everyday. If you have little kids, use nap time to wash the dishes, load the washer or fold the laundry. Wipe down dirty surfaces, sweep the floor and mop too! If you have children who can help, assign simple chores and turn it into a game. You can also teach them to pick up after themselves so that all of you do not have to do back-breaking chores everyday.
2. Let the sunshine in
Living in a tropical country like the Philippines has its perks, like bright sunshine during most days. Let the sunshine in through clean windows! Combine half a cup of water and half a cup of vinegar in a spray bottle. Spray your dirty windows with the solution and wipe the dirt off with a dry newspaper.
It's advisable to let the sunshine in and to air things out. The heat is a great (and free!) disinfectant because it helps prevent areas from getting damp, a potential breeding place for mold and bacteria. If you're experiencing a few cloudy or rainy days, turning on the fans, including the exhaust systems even for a little while will help keep your home dry.
3. Pay attention to overlooked areas of your house
When was the last time you cleaned your walls? It's perfectly okay to say "never," because it's often overlooked when it comes to cleaning the room, along with doorknobs, appliances, curtains, and the little slats or corners in between pieces of furniture. Give these forgotten areas a little run-through with a damp cloth, followed by a dry cloth to catch 'em all… all the dust and dirt, anyway.
4. Clean as you go! Especially in the kitchen
There are lots of nooks and crannies in the kitchen that can be a breeding ground for germs and bacteria, like the sink, the countertop, the towels, the rags and the sponges you use on the plates. Make sure you keep these parts of the kitchen dry at all times. Hang sponges instead of leaving them in the soap dish so they do not soak up dirty water. Make sure you remove morsels of food that may attract pests.
5. Have a dry bathroom at all costs
A lot of things go on in the bathroom, and out of all the rooms in your home, the bathroom is the one that encounters the most moisture. That means, more chances for germs to grow because of the humidity. Besides airing it out, make sure to wipe it down after every use, including after someone takes a bath. And since you use the toilet more often throughout the day, give it a bit more TLC by making sure that it's not just dry, but germ-free too. Zonrox Plus thick bleach kills 99.9% of disease-causing germs. It's also already sudsy, so all you need is a few minutes to scrub down surfaces. And if you're finally getting in the groove to #LiniZpamore, don't forget to give the flush handle a good cleaning, too!
PRO TIP! Cleaning tools need disinfecting too! Use bleach or a disinfectant to sanitize the toilet brush when you're not using it - just put a little bleach (diluted with water) into the toilet brush container, swirl the brush around, and leave to soak for 30 minutes, then flush the toilet and rinse the brush in the water.
Zonrox Plus thick bleach is only P16.10 SRP, a very affordable way to make sure your home is germ-free!
This article was created by Summit StoryLabs in partnership with Zonrox.