Healthy and Safe Home Cleaning Tips

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When it comes to keeping your home healthy, safe and clean, it’s all about balance. Using the following tips, you can make 2021 the year you perfect your cleaning technique affordably:

Get prepped

Before getting started, wash your hands. Not only does it help you to avoid spreading germs, it’s also a great way to get into a cleaning mindset.You can also give yourself a little motivational boost by putting on some great tunes. Before any cleaning session take a few minutes to de-clutter. This makes the process of dusting and wiping down surfaces so much easier..

Strike a balance

Contrary to what you might assume, there’s no need to use a disinfectant cleaner on every surface, even in the age of COVID-19. High-touch areas such as doorknobs, light switches, remotes and countertops should be disinfected daily. You should also be sure to disinfect after visitors, and continually disinfect surfaces touched by sick household members. However, it’s important to use strong cleansers mindfully. The power of bleach is a great way to disinfect properly where and when it’s needed. Be sure to use approved product and follow the instructions on the label. Don’t use bleach on porous surfaces and never mix cleaning products — in particular don’t mix bleach with ammonia. This can result in dangerous fumes you shouldn’t breathe.

Go green when you can

For everyday messes, use naturally-derived cleaning products, which are hardworking and safe for sensitive skin, making them good choices for “over and over” cleaning around kids and pets. You can also help protect the planet by choosing products from companies committed to building a cleaner, more sustainable world.

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