This time we want to show you how to disinfect your home to feel safer and keep your family protected. Here we will see what cleaning habits you should start working on and also how you can disinfect the most frequented areas of your home.

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Before disinfecting, the 5s method can help you organize your home so that you clean only what needs to be cleaned and maintain that cleanliness over time.

How can you disinfect your home?

Currently with the pandemic situation it is important to maintain regular cleaning and disinfect spaces occasionally. So, how can you clean? What products can you use?

Well, to clean you can use soap or some detergent and water. To disinfect you should use a specific disinfectant product, but you should make sure that it contains at least 70% alcohol. However, it is also recommended to use bleach to disinfect the surfaces of your home.

When you start cleaning, the first thing you should do is to look at the instructions or indications that the product in question has on its label. This way you can make sure that you use it correctly and that your mission to kill viruses, germs and bacteria is effective.

In general, however, you should not immediately remove the application of a disinfectant on a surface, since many of them need a few minutes on it to be effective in its purpose. Having said all of the above, let’s now look at those habits we talked about at the beginning.

Create good cleaning habits and keep some frequently used objects clean.

Although we do not like the reality, we must face it: cleaning and disinfection of the house should not be a task that we do every so often; rather we must begin to adopt small hygiene habits that will help us a lot to maintain cleanliness 

In every house there are places or objects that are much more used than others by the whole family, and therefore are the great sources of dirt that we must clean almost every day, such as:

  • Cell phones and other electronic equipment such as tablets, TV control, etc.
  • Household faucets: Bathroom, kitchen, laundry room, etc.
  • Switches and knobs.
  • Tables and chairs.
  • Your workplace at home: Desk, computer, keyboard, etc.

The advice is to clean and disinfect these items after use or at the end of the day. For example, before going to bed you can take care of your cell phone and other equipment, while your small home office, tables and chairs should ideally be cleaned right after you have used them.

Now we would like to give you some tips on how to take care of the busiest areas of the home, such as the bedrooms, kitchen and bathroom. These cleanings can be done periodically.

How to disinfect the bedrooms?

Bedrooms would be the easiest:

  1. The first thing to do is to remove all the dust. To do this you can use a wet or damp cloth with detergent diluted in water and wipe all the objects in the room.
  2. Then sweep the floor. If you like, you can reverse step 1 and 2.
  3. Now replace the detergent with disinfectant and wipe everything with a cloth or towel.

Don’t forget that you should also change the sheets, bed covers and pillowcases regularly.

How to disinfect the kitchen?

The kitchen requires a little more effort than the bedrooms, but it is not a difficult task either. Here you need to have cleaning products for pots and pans and other dishes, along with cleaning products for the kitchen spaces.

Again, with a disinfectant suitable for the surface you want to clean, detergent, a sweeping brush and a rag you will be able to clean and disinfect this corner of your home, but don’t forget the degreaser!

  1. The first thing to do is to apply the degreaser in the places where you see grease accumulation and let it sit for a few minutes as indicated on the label.
  2. In the meantime, you can clean the rest of the spaces with a cloth and detergent, such as the countertop, countertop, chairs, outside of the refrigerator, pantries, etc.
  3. After that, apply the disinfectant with the help of a cloth in all those places.
  4. These steps also apply to the places where you have previously applied the grease remover, such as the burners, oven and hood.
  5. Don’t forget that it is important to clean and disinfect the inside of the refrigerator and freezer. This means unplugging it, taking out everything inside, including the grills, and cleaning everything.

How to disinfect the bathroom at home?

To disinfect the bathroom, bleach is usually recommended more than anything else. You should also make use of cleaning products that are specific for bathrooms.

  1. The first thing to do is to remove everything: toothpaste, toothbrushes, accessories, or other objects to make cleaning easier.
  2. Then you have to put the disinfectant products to act, for example, inside the WC.
  3. In the meantime, you can clean the shower, the sink, the outside of the toilet and so on.
  4. Don’t forget to apply detergent and disinfectant to the walls and, of course, to the entire floor for total disinfection.

We also advise you to see the UNICEF post on this subject. Knowing how to disinfect the house is the first step to have a cleaner and healthier home. You already know, you can not miss the bleach, specialized products for bathrooms either, and in the case of kitchens, the grease remover will be essential to make your way. The secret is to have healthy habits about cleaning frequently used objects.