Living in a germ-free environment may seem like an impossible feat, but fret not! Sparkling Clean Pro is here to provide you with the best tips to keep germs and bacteria out of your living space for as long as possible.
With our expert advice, you can create a clean and healthy home that outranks other dwellings when it comes to cleanliness and hygiene.
Facts About Germs: Unveiling the Hidden Truth
According to an article published in Time Magazine, a study conducted on seven families and their homes revealed some intriguing insights. It was discovered that our bodies naturally release bacteria onto almost every surface we come into contact with. Unsurprisingly, the highest transmission of bacteria occurs among family members due to frequent physical contact. This explains why contagious illnesses tend to spread rapidly within families.
Here’s a creepy fact: germs can divide every 20 minutes! This means that regular cleaning and handwashing are essential to keep illness-causing germs at bay.
However, not all germs in your home are harmful. Most of them are neutral and pose no threat to your health. The germs and bacteria that you need to be concerned about are the ones that lead to colds, stomach flu, and other illnesses. Certain areas of your home are more likely to harbor these pesky microorganisms.
The Bottom Line: Cleaning Tips to Combat Germs
The most crucial tip to remember is that you cannot eliminate bacteria unless you have thoroughly removed all organic matter. Cleaning should follow a two-phase procedure:
Phase 1: Remove all dirt and dust from every single spot in your home.
Phase 2: Utilize eco-friendly disinfectant products to eliminate germs effectively.
By following this bottom-line approach, you ensure a deep and thorough cleaning that leaves no room for harmful bacteria to thrive.
Tips for tackling germs in each room
1. Living Room Tip: Banishing Germs from Your Gathering Space
Living rooms often witness a continuous circulation of people, leading to widespread germs and bacteria. To combat this, we recommend adopting two simple practices. Firstly, as soon as you enter your home, take off your shoes and wash your hands immediately.
This simple gesture significantly reduces the chances of spreading external bacteria to various surfaces in your house, such as doorknobs, switches, counters, rugs, carpets, and floors. Although it might seem inconvenient at first, trust us when we say it’s well worth the effort!
2. Kitchen Tip: Defending Your Culinary Haven
Kitchens are notorious breeding grounds for cross-contamination. Countertops come into contact with various items in our daily routines, including shopping bags, cutting boards, cell phones, keys, planners, kids’ toys, and of course, food. Given the multitude of activities that occur on countertops, it is crucial to wipe them down daily after each use.
Additionally, to prevent cross-contamination, it’s advisable to designate specific sponges and cleaning cloths for different purposes. Have one sponge dedicated to countertops, another for light dishes, a separate one for pans, and one specifically for heavy-duty oven cleaning. This practice ensures that germs from one area of the kitchen don’t spread to others.
3. Bedroom Tip: Creating a Sanctuary of Cleanliness
Keeping your bedroom clean and germ-free is easier than you might think. All it takes is two simple steps. Firstly, open your windows regularly to allow fresh air to circulate, preventing the buildup of stale air and potential germs.
Secondly, make sure to change your sheets every 7-10 days. This regular maintenance will help eliminate any accumulated dirt, allergens, and bacteria, promoting a healthier sleep environment.
4. Basement or Storage Room Tip: Decluttering for a Germ-Free Space
Basements and storage rooms often become cluttered with endless amounts of items. To tackle this challenge, take a cue from the renowned organizing expert Marie Kondo and declutter ruthlessly.
Responsibly recycle or discard anything you don’t need, and store the remaining items in organized boxes. By concealing your belongings in boxes, wiping the floors, counters, and boxes becomes a quick and easy task, ensuring a clean and germ-free storage space.
5. Floors: A Continuum of Cleanliness
While not a specific room, floors play a vital role in maintaining a germ-free home. Make it a habit to sweep, vacuum, and mop your floors and carpets on a weekly basis.
This regular cleaning routine eliminates dust, dirt, and allergens, reducing the presence of germs and creating a healthier environment for you and your family.
Regularly cleaning your home is the best way to ensure your family stays healthy throughout the year. Consider hiring a professional cleaning service for weekly or biweekly cleanings as a simple way to reduce bacteria in your home while saving valuable time.
Take the first step towards a sparkling clean and germ-free living space by calling us today to learn more about our exceptional cleaning services.
Remember, a clean home is not just a beautiful home; it’s a healthy home too!
Brazilian mother of two and CEO of Sparkling Clean Pro & Green Living Supplies since 2005. Working as an ecological advocate within the cleaning industry & aiding immigrant families and women at risk.