How to Disinfect Your Home During Cold & Flu Season

If you are ready to disinfect your house after a cold, here’s what you need to know!
If you are ready to disinfect your house after a cold, here’s what you need to know!

Unfortunately for noses throughout the area, it’s cold and flu season. Once the sniffles are gone, and everyone is feeling better, it’s important to add an extra step to your housecleaning routine. If you are ready to disinfect your house after a cold, here’s what you need to know!

Get Fresh Air

First, it’s time to air out your home. You can leave the windows cracked during your housecleaning routine or just open up your blinds and let some sunshine in. One of the best ways to air out a home after the flu is opening the blinds, opening the windows, and then lighting a fresh-smelling candle. Your home will feel like a new place in no time!

Get the Right Tools

Next, you need to gather the right tools for the job. A disinfecting spray is one of the best ways to get ready to go to war with germs in your apartment or home. If you want an easier clean-up, you can also use disinfecting wipes. Anything that you are using to clean up from your cold or flu should also be disposable. You won’t want to keep any sponges or microfiber cloths that you use around afterward.

Change Things Up

When you are dealing with a cold or the flu, you should be changing things on a daily basis, even though that means lots of extra elbow grease. Every day, your family members should be using different towels. Near the end of your cold, you should completely strip your bed and flip the mattress. Everything that you used during your illness should be washed with hot water. If you have young children, you should take the time to wash any stuffed animals or washable toys that they used as well.

Take Time in the Bathroom

While cleaning the bathroom is already a part of your housecleaning routine, you should do an extra-thorough job after your family had a cold or the flu. Spray and scrub every surface in the room and give things time to dry. You should also throw away any cheap toothbrushes that were used and replace them. The nominal cost of a new toothbrush is worth not getting a cold again.

House Cleaning from Misty Clean

If your home is looking a little less than tidy, Misty Clean can help! We offer professional cleaning services throughout the Anne Arundel area, Howard County, downtown Baltimore, and Baltimore County. We are happy to provide you with a great one-time cleaning, stop by once or twice a week, or just swing by in the spring and fall to clean up your home. We have a great deal of expertise in cleaning homes and businesses, so trust us with restoring your home to rights. If you are ready to get your home Misty Clean, give us a call at (410) 255-4111 or visit us online. For more cleaning tips and tricks, follow us on Facebook, Google+, and Pinterest.

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