Well, it’s appropriate to say that our world as we know it, has been compromised. There is a lot of chaos and craziness going on as well. I can, however, offer a consolation of peace and stability for our homes. The truth is, WE DECIDE what our environment will be like. I know that I make a conscious effort every day to ‘embrace the beauty in the chaos’. The beauty being, that we are quarantined in our own homes and all the while, there are many ways we can still thrive. My goal is to show you how a sanitizing-cleaning regimen can be very successful for your family, especially in this pandemic.
A NEW WAY OF CLEANING
It’s SUPER imperative that you are aware of ‘the flow’ of your household. What does your husband and/or kids do when the first come home from work or school. Where do their shoes usually end up? Where do their clothes go? Are your family members rushing to the fridge to find food? All of these questions are VERY important, especially during a time like this.
HERE’S THE GUIDE
There’s no better time than now to adopt a new tradition of ensuring that everyone removes their shoes before entering the rest of the house. If your mudroom is in the front of the house, PERFECT. If your mudroom isn’t-make sure everyone is going in through the mudroom (if feasible) and removing their shoes! It’s an absolute must. There are so many creepy germs at the bottom of our shoes that we don’t want to end up anywhere in the home….and well, because, that’s nasty! You can organize the shoes in a basket so there are not shoes everywhere or even Amazon has really great huge wicker baskets to flow with a casual home aesthetic. Check for prices- Deco 79 Large Seagrass Woven Wicker Basket with Arched Handles, Rustic Natural Brown Finish, as Coastal Decorative Accent or Storage, 21″ W x 17″ L x 17″ H) .
Depending on whether you have an essential worker in your household-I would advise to have a laundry basket in the mudroom and have that be were you remove your outer garments ‘that have been exposed to the world’. ￼😊
Put towels there if needed for privacy! No need to worry about flashing family members, haha! There are several fold-able, laundry baskets that can also be thrown in the wash as a whole from Amazon-Check out their prices: Hosroome Laundry Hampers with Lids Laundry Baskets with Handles Waterproof and Mildewproof Foldable Hamper Easily Transport Laundry,Grey
HANDWASHING AND DISINFECTANTS
If you have to make a sign to remind your family members-do it. After they have completed the aforementioned they absolutely have to wash their hands. As a matter of fact, hand washing should be done several times a day, as needed, WITH SOAP for 20 seconds at a time. I recommend using “ Safe Guards’ Liquid Hand Soap”-Safeguard Liquid Hand Soap, Washes Away Bacteria, Micellar Deep Cleansing, Fresh Clean Scent, 25 Oz (Pack of 4) It’s a deep micellar cleansing soap and specifically for bacteria. It’s awesome. I’m sure there are some out there that kill viruses as well!
TRAVEL SIZE SANTIZERS:
If you travel quite often, just keep a Lysol-type spray in your car. I like the “Suave Hand Sanitizer spray”-Suave Hand Sanitizer Alcohol Based Kills 99.9% of Germs 10 oz,Pack of 6 It says it kills 99.9% of germs. I also use it for when we order take-out to spray anything that I feel needs sanitizing. Use it for spraying your groceries before putting them away as well!
Of course always have a hand sanitizer that’s alcohol based with you. I have one in my purse, in the car etc. This is, in the event that you can’t physically wash your hands.
Just by having this small system will help later when we dive into the appropriate cleaning regimen.
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