How to Clean Your Home After Sickness
Being a parent isn’t easy when the annual viruses comes around. Once one catches it, they’ve all caught it, and while you’re juggling care on top of your usual responsibilities, you’re likely to come down with something too.
In today’s blog, we’re going to share our top tips on how to clean your home after sickness. Keep reading to prevent the spread and keep those pesky bugs at bay!
Ready to deep clean your home to avoid any more household sickness? Mask up, get your gloves on and grab your cleaning caddy. Let the battle commence!
Use an All-Purpose Cleaner
While the idea of detoxing your home after illness may seem like a challenging feat, you can make it a lot simpler by using an all-purpose cleaner like MomRemedy. It's designed to wipe away messes and germs, cut through grime and deliver effective stain removal.
Work your way around your home, wiping down surfaces, handles, faucets and flushers. Take extra care in places like the bathroom where bacteria builds up during times of sickness. Here’s a top tip – MomRemedy is available in a handy pack of wipes to make the process even more sanitary. Wipe away and dispose of them after use!
Run All Dishes Through the Dishwasher
If you can, it’s a great idea to run all of your pots, pans, silverware and other commonly used dishes through the dishwasher on the hottest cycle. This will kill bacteria and sterilize all of your kitchen staples at once, allowing for a complete refresh after sickness.
Focus on the Family Room
The room where you spend the most time as a family should be your primary focus for sterilization. Whether it’s the living room, kids play room, or a bedroom, make sure to pay special attention to this space.
Using your multi-purpose cleaner, wipe over remotes, switches, toys, and electronics too (don't forget the iPad!). It’s also a great idea to run blankets and throw pillows through the wash to make things extra sterile. Bonus: many couches have removable cushion overs, throw those in too!
Give Everything a Refresh
While you’re cleaning your home, don’t forget about rugs and carpets. Vacuum up any large crumbs or debris, then lightly sprinkle baking soda onto the surface. Allow it to sit for 5 minutes and vacuum it up – this will destroy any bad odors, naturally.
To further the refresh, open up all of the windows in your home and let some fresh air in. Setting up an essential oil diffuser with a lemon or spearmint scent is a great way to make things feel extra calm and clean.
Preventing Future Illness
Now your home is nice and clean again, here are a few of our top tips to prevent illness in the future!
- Leave shoes at the door when you get home
- Wash hands immediately on arrival (and use sanitizer at the door!)
- Change clothes after returning from work or school
- Wipe counters and surfaces daily
- Change bed sheets at least twice a month
- Clean / vacuum floors weekly
So, that’s everything you need to know about how to clean your house after sickness! If you’re looking for eco-friendly, child-safe cleaning products that you can count on, shop MomRemedy today.