When we say cleaning the home, we are not only talking about rearranging the furniture or sweeping the floors. We are very particular with the physical appearance of our home. We are only dealing with the visible cleaning. How about those harmful germs and bacteria needed to be wiped off?
In this article, you will learn the different ways on how to disinfect the top 5 most dirty things in our home.
Pillows are very prone to bacteria and fungi because of the saliva from our mouth, oil from our hair and dirt from everywhere. These invisible organisms can harm the human body of not clean thoroughly. We maybe change it regularly, but how about the way how we wash it? Are we doing it properly?
WHAT TO DO: Most pillows can be washed with a mild detergent using the warmest setting of the washing machine. You can check the washing instructions on the labels to be sure. Let them completely dry under the sun before using them again.
Doorknob is one of the most held part of the house. We hold it multiple times in a day. Experts say that virus can live in metal for many hours. Without proper cleaning, our knobs may become the reason of having different respiratory disease.
WHAT TO DO: Wash the doorknob first with detergent and water. Then, spray it with a disinfectant solution. Let the solution sit for 1 minute. Wipe with a clean, dry cloth after.
TV REMOTE CONTROL
Anyone in the house can hold the remote control. It has the potential to be the dirtiest thing in the house. Even that small thing should be cleaned.
WHAT TO DO: First, remove the batteries. Use an alcohol-based or disinfecting wipe to clean it thoroughly. Another alternative is a clean, cotton cloth dipped in rubbing alcohol. Then, with an alcohol-dipped cotton bud, clean the nooks and grooves in between the buttons.
Perishable goods are chopped using the chopping board. Biodegradable are prone to rapid production of molds and bacteria. We use the board minimum of 3 times a day. If not cleaned properly, it may cause a serious disease.
WHAT TO DO: Wash the board in hot, soapy water after each use. To sanitize it, use a disinfectant solution to coat all sides. Let it sit for a few minutes. Rinse with clean water and air-dry.
The germs and bacteria from ‘the clothes can be transferred to your hand and body of vise versa. It can be a breeding ground of risky germs it not washed properly.
WHAT TO DO: Use a laundry detergent and a fabric conditioner with antibacterial properties to help disinfect the items. These products were made to help get rid of the bacteria in the clothes.
If you have a dryer that uses high temperatures, dry your clothes in high heat for at least 28 minutes. You can also hang them up to dry under the sun. The sun’s ultraviolet rays have disinfection properties.