It’s time to hunker down and do your part! Michigan has gone under a shelter-in-place order and that means (a lot) more time at home with your family. A small group of people in a home, is a great way to spread germs including the coronavirus. Best practice is to disinfect your home and disinfect it right. Here are some tips on how you can disinfect during your shelter-in-place. 

How often to disinfect

Coronavirus can last anywhere from a few hours to a few days on any surface. Get ahead of it by making sure that you have properly disinfected everything. 

How often should you be disinfecting your home during the coronavirus lockdown? As often as possible. Ideally, once a day is great but we know between helping the kids with school work and trying to keep sane, that can be quite difficult. Make it a goal to disinfect at least 2-3 times a week and especially after someone has made a grocery store run. 

 

What to use to disinfect

We know that cleaning products are hit or miss at the grocery store right now but here are some great options that will help kill those germs and kill them fast.

  • Antibacterial wipes and yes off brand is just as good 
  • Bleach and warm water solution
  • Rubbing alcohol and a cotton ball is great for your electronics and harder to clean areas  
  • Soap and warm water- great if you can’t get your hands on the good stuff. Just really put the time and effort to lathering and rinsing 

 

How to tackle disinfecting

Clean the most common rooms and areas first and then work your way from there. Kitchens, bathrooms and where the computer and television live is typically a smart start. A good rule of thumb to follow is when you wake up, take the time to notice you and your families common habits and routines. Everyone in your home big coffee drinkers? Clean that coffee pot handle often. Got some kiddos who are constantly going into the pantry or a craft drawer? Clean that! 

 

Common items and areas that get missed:

Most homeowners have already taken the time to clean their homes but you would be surprised to know that a lot of common items get missed. Here is a list of common places that often get missed the hubbub of a pandemic: 

  • Remote and gaming controls 
  • Tablets and cell phones 
  • Apple watches or other fitness trackers
  • Refrigerator and microwave handles
  • Toilet handles 
  • Light switches 
  • Toothbrushes (boil in water)
  • Faucet handles 
  • All bedding 
  • Hand towels 
  • Steering wheel 
  • Car keys 
  • Drinking cup on your nightstand
  • Thermostat 
  • Alarm keypad 

8 common items you should clean

Can you think of any other common places that homeowners often forget to clean? Stay healthy and stay safe. Do your part and if run into home emergencies, contact Hire it Done. We will get you in touch with a team that can help you!