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Keeping a Healthy Home

July 14, 2020

It has never been more important to keep your home clean and free of germs. You very well know that if someone in your home gets sick it can easily get passed around and spread like wildfire in your house. Of course, the key is to keep illness away from everyone! Whether you live in a Weston Dean custom home or somewhere else, follow these tips to keep everyone in your house healthy.  

Cancel the Cleaners?

Many people face the dilemma of whether to cancel their cleaning service during the COVID outbreak. The risk is that you invite people into your home that may themselves be carrying germs. Cleaning staff visit many peoples’ homes, so their risk of contracting an illness may be higher than average. However, COVID is typically not spread through surface contact, so the major risk would be person-to-person spread. To mitigate the risk, consider having both your family and the cleaning staff wear masks during the visit and practice social distancing. Of course, you can always take over your own cleaning, as well. Have every family member pitch in and take on a task.  

Keeping Your Home Clean

Whether or not you have a cleaning service, you should make cleaning part of your routine. Disinfecting is the first vital task, and will help keep pathogens out of your home. If you cannot find any disinfectant spray to buy, you can make your own homemade disinfectant spray with several recipes available online if you prefer a more natural route. This will be your go-to item you will want to grab and use several a times day for the places any people have visited in your home. In addition to disinfecting your home, you also want to clean contaminants from surfaces. At least once a day, clean doorknobs, kitchen and bathroom counters, hard dining chairs, faucets, toilets, light switches, remotes, and any other surface or handle people in your house may have touched.

Towels and clothes are another place that people sometimes overlook as a way of spreading germs around the home. Wash your towels in hot water often to keep them germ-free. Anyone who has left the house may want to wash their clothes as soon as they return. Don’t neglect jackets, backpacks, and handbags. If you don’t want to wipe down your handbag, consider using a different bag for a few days. This will allow any germs carried in on the other bag to die.

Finally, wash your hands more frequently. Try to have clean hands before touching your nose and eyes, as that is the most common place germs tend to enter your body. If you have a custom home by Weston Dean, you probably don’t mind the extra personal grooming. Would you if any of these were your bathroom?

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