Every day, we come into contact with millions of germs, but the good portion of them is essential for your overall health and wellbeing. But as much as there are good ones, there are ones that are very harmful to our bodies. Particular for people who have a weakened immune system or suffer from an underlying illness. Even though we might not be able to fully control our exposure of germs and bacteria, you can do your best to live in a hygienic home. While there are specific places in your home that you should target to keep it a clean and safe space you can also make a big difference by washing your hands regularly and reducing contamination.
Everyone Must Take Their Shoes Off At The Door
Surprisingly, not a lot of people have the habit of taking their shoes off at the door. Muddy shoes will not only try your carpet and floors, but the bottom of your shoes can also carry stomach bugs and other pathogens. Studies have shown that shoe soles carry more bacteria than a bathroom surface would. With that all being said, make sure that you and every visitor you have take their shoes off at the door and leaves all the bacteria outside of the house.
Get Rid of The Dust Before It Accumulates
We all know that dust can build up very quickly, especially behind the furniture and your cabinets. But what a lot of people don’t realise is just how bad dust is for you. It can carry so many different allergens, some can cause fungal skin infections as well as respiratory issues. That is why you need to make sure you clean behind everything thoroughly as well as venting your home regularly.
Take Care of Your Floors
The risk of catching an infection for your floor is relatively, but there are all spurts of bacteria that can survive on the floor for a long time. One of the best ways you can ensure that no bacteria get to you is by making sure you mop and vacuum your floors regularly. If you have pets or babies pay close attention to keeping their crawling path as clean as it can be.
Keep Your Sheets Clean
We spend a third of our life spelling which is a lot of contact with the bedding. To keep things hygienic and as clean as possible you should change your sheets every two weeks as well as wash them at 40°C degrees. Something that a lot of people forget about is washing their pillows and duvets also. Wash them every few months so you get rid of all the dust mite, dirt and bacteria from building up.
Keep Your Pets In Check
Believe it or not, studies have shown that pets can carry harmful bacteria such as Campylobacter as well as Salmonella. One of the best ways to ensure your home does not contain any of those bacteria are whipping their paws after walks as well as washing their beds or places they sleep on regularly.
Take Care Of Bathroom Hotspots
We all know that bathrooms are one of the main bacteria transmitters. They carry bacteria like E. Coli, Salmonella and Campylobacter which can all become serious issues. To prevent any of those from spreading make sure that you thoroughly clean common touchpoints like taps, light switches and toilet flush handles. You should clean them particularly if someone in your house is sick. Another thing that you should look into is installing a hand dryer to not only make it more hygienic but you will also save paper.
Don’t Neglect Your Trashcan
Even without anything stilling and without spoiled foods, a kitchen trash can is a hotspot for bacteria. Your trashcan should have a closing lid as well as a trash can liner. Make sure that you always wash your hands after touching the trash can as well as disinfecting it daily. When you take out the trash make sure that you wash and disinfect the trash can so no bacteria spreads.
Pay Attention To Your Living Room Hygiene
Not a lot of poor people pay attention to their living room hygiene. Most people just dust and vacuum, but there is a lot more to be done. Make sure that you designate your remote controls, light switches and other things especially if someone in your family was sick.
Clean With Disinfectants
As we all know, disinfectants are chemicals that prevent, control and destroy microbes on filthy surfaces. There are so many different types of disinfectants, but the most common household ones are acid and alcohol-based ones. By using disinfecting wipes and other cleaners like that will eliminate the need to wash the surfaces with water and soap. Which makes disinfectants perfect for busy and messy households. But since disinfectants are strong chemicals, they are also natural as well as homemade ones that are just as good. They are perfect for people who have children and pets as well as for those you are more environmentally conscious.
Clean Your Shower Head
Another thing that people don’t often think about is just how clogged and dirty showerheads get. The best way to unclog and clean it is by mixing equal parts of water and vinegar and then pouring it into a bag and letting the showerhead sit in it. Leave it in for an hour, after whipping any loose deposits and let the water run to get any leftover solution out. You will not only make it more hygienic but it will also make the water pressure better.
Put Your Home On a Cleaning Schedule
One of the easiest ways to keep your home hygiene pristine is by making cleaning a habit. Where a lot of people go wrong is by not having a cleaning schedule, they can follow to help keep them on track. Make daily, weekly and monthly lists. On a daily basis, you should wash your dishes and sanitise things that get touched very often. Your weekly list should consist of vacuuming, mopping as well as dusting everything, while monthly lists should be very detailed.
When you are a homeowner it is your duty to keep it clean and make it a hygienic environment people can live in, they always say that precautions are always better than a cure, and by keeping your home clean is guarding you and your family against diseases that can be caused by having an unhygienic environment.