4 VERBS TO KILL THE GERMS IN YOUR HOUSE
During a worldwide pandemic, your daily hygiene routine needs reinventing: washing your hands 10 times a day, emptying your bottle of hand sanitiser, wearing your mask and smiling with your eyes, sneezing into your elbow – or avoiding sneezing in public entirely – are all things you know by heart. But how can you get rid of germs, bacteria and viruses at home? Here is a routine structured around 4 verbs to combat germs every day.
For a clean environment, let’s start with the most basic task: cleaning! It may be obvious, but it requires time and planning, and must be done regularly. To clean surfaces and objects, nothing beats a clean cloth with soap and water. Always follow the manufacturer’s cleaning instructions. Also remember to regularly change your sponge or cloth, as unwanted germs can thrive on them. For larger textiles like duvets, carpets or curtains, use a powerful vacuum cleaner and thoroughly remove the dust, or contact a cleaning company for a deeper clean. Every week, put your tea towels in the washing machine and wash fabric bags regularly where possible.
You take care of yourself when you have a cold, but less so when you start cleaning. But protecting yourself from germs is also extremely important. Wash your hands regularly with soap and water for 20 seconds, and wear reusable or disposable gloves for daily cleaning and disinfecting. To reduce your exposure to germs, do your best to leave them outside the house. Keep your shoes, coats and bags in the hall. Ventilate rooms as much and as often as possible, it doesn’t take long to replace and freshen stale air. A few simple daily hygiene practices make it easy to keep germs at bay. Choose natural and environmentally-friendly methods, like Laurastar’s DMS that eradicates germs and viruses in one go. But most importantly, be consistent: managing your exposure to germs automatically is a lot more relaxing than tackling them once they’ve settled in. Does it make sense?