Top 5 Hacks to Keep Your Home Clean for Fall
When fall arrives with changing leaves and cooler temps, it can also bring the cold and flu season. It's important to keep your home clean and disinfected to maintain a healthy and germ-free environment for your family.
Clean Results is happy to provide you with these top 5 hacks to keep your home clean and disinfected. Following these tips will help you feel confident in a clean and germ-free home, lowering the chance of getting sick this fall.
1. Frequent Handwashing and Sanitizing Stations
The first line of defense against colds and the flu is good hygiene. Encourage your family and guests to wash their hands regularly with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. You can do this by setting up welcoming handwashing stations. You may not think of setting up handwashing stations at home as important, but this simple change can make a big difference.
It's a good idea to set up hand sanitizing stations at key entry points in your home, such as the front door and kitchen. This simple hack helps prevent the spread of germs that can make you sick. For a fun reminder, use refillable handsoap bottles with cute sayings such as "Spread joy, not germs", or "Not today Virus. Not today."
2. High-Touch Surface Cleaning
High-touch surfaces in your home, such as doorknobs, light switches, remote controls, and countertops, can harbor a multitude of germs. These are some of the most touched surfaces by everyone in the family. It makes sense you would want to disinfect these regularly as you clean your home.
Clean and disinfect these surfaces daily using disinfecting wipes or sprays. Pay extra attention to shared spaces like the kitchen and bathroom, where germs are more likely to spread. Practice this one habit to potentially save your family from weeks of sickness this fall.
3. Regularly Launder and Disinfect Bedding and Linens
Bedding and linens, including pillowcases, blankets, and towels, can harbor germs and allergens. During fall, ragweed is a common allergen that affects many of us. Ragweed pollen tends to peak in September, making it a prevalent allergen during this time of the year. Many people experience allergies because of ragweed pollen, leading to symptoms such as sneezing, itchy eyes, and runny noses.
Wash your bed linens regularly in hot water to kill bacteria and viruses effectively. Consider using allergen-proof covers on pillows and mattresses to reduce the risk of allergen exposure. Ragweed and other allergens can exacerbate respiratory conditions during the cold and flu season.
4. Utilize Air Purifiers and Humidifiers
Investing in air purifiers with HEPA filters can help improve indoor air quality by capturing airborne particles, including viruses and bacteria. Additionally, using a humidifier can maintain optimal indoor humidity levels, which can help prevent respiratory issues. Clean and maintain these devices according to the manufacturer's instructions to ensure their effectiveness.
5. Maintain a Clean and Organized Home
A clutter-free and organized home not only reduces stress but also makes cleaning and disinfecting more efficient. Regularly declutter and clean out unused items to minimize dust and allergen buildup.
One efficient method of keeping clutter at bay is dedicating just 15 minutes a day to a specific cleaning task. Using a timer can be a game-changer in this process. By setting the timer, you create a focused and time-bound cleaning session. It prevents you from feeling overwhelmed by the prospect of cleaning an entire room and breaks the task into manageable chunks.
With this approach, you'll be amazed at how much you can accomplish in just 15 minutes. This significantly reduces the chances of clutter building up over time, leading to a cleaner and more stress-free living environment.
Assign cleaning tasks to family members or consider enlisting the help of a professional cleaning service like Clean Results to ensure your home is consistently clean and disinfected. You'll be amazed at the difference in your peace and stress-levels when you have help.
Collaboration with Clean Results
Clean Results understand the importance of maintaining a clean and disinfected home, especially during the fall cold and flu season. Our team of professionals collaborates with homeowners to create customized cleaning and disinfection plans tailored to their specific needs. By working together, we ensure that your home remains a safe and healthy environment for you and your loved ones.
We provide an exceptional cleaning service that gives you back your life and peace of mind! Let us take the hassle and stress of cleaning, so you can enjoy more of your life! Fall is the perfect time to focus on your healthy, happy family. Enjoy the upcoming family gatherings with no fear of passing along germs or illness.
As fall arrives and the cold and flu season approaches, taking proactive steps to keep your home clean and disinfected is essential. By implementing these top five hacks and collaborating with Clean Results, you can create a germ-free environment that promotes good health and well-being for your family. Don't let the season's illnesses take hold – instead, focus on maintaining a clean, organized, and healthy home.
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