Cleaning your home’s most touched areas is essential for maintaining a healthy and hygienic living environment. If you’re looking for a simple Spring Cleaning task that will have a big impact in a short amount of time, cleaning your home’s most touched areas is a great place to start.
Check these tips:
Materials You’ll Need:
- Disposable gloves: To protect your hands from germs and cleaning chemicals.
- Cleaning products: Use disinfectants, cleaning sprays, or household items like vinegar and baking soda.
- Microfiber cloths or disposable wipes: These are effective at capturing and removing germs.
- Paper towels: For one-time use and disposal.
- Trash bag: For disposing of used cleaning materials.
- Bucket: To mix cleaning solutions if needed.
- Mop or vacuum cleaner: For cleaning floors.
- Broom and dustpan: For sweeping debris.
- Soap and warm water: For handwashing.
Steps of how to Clean Your Home’s Most Touched Areas:
- Wash Your Hands: Begin by washing your hands thoroughly with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. This helps prevent the spread of germs during the cleaning process.
- Put on Gloves: Wear disposable gloves to protect your hands from dirt and cleaning chemicals.
- Gather Supplies: Collect all the cleaning supplies you’ll need, including disinfectants, cloths, paper towels, and trash bags.
- Identify High-Touch Areas: Identify the high-touch areas in your home. These may include doorknobs, light switches, remote controls, countertops, faucets, toilet handles, and any other frequently touched surfaces.
- Dust and Sweep: Before disinfecting, remove dust and debris from surfaces by using a dry cloth, duster, or a broom and dustpan. This prevents the spread of dirt and ensures better contact with the disinfectant.
- Clean with Soap and Water: For surfaces that can tolerate it, clean with soap and warm water first. Use a cloth or sponge soaked in soapy water to wipe down the area thoroughly. Rinse with clean water and dry with a paper towel.
- Disinfect: Apply a disinfectant spray or disinfectant wipes to the high-touch surfaces. Follow the instructions on the product’s label for the recommended contact time (usually 1-5 minutes). Ensure that the surface remains visibly wet during this time.
- Wipe and Dry: Use a clean cloth or paper towel to wipe down the disinfected surfaces, removing any excess disinfectant. Dispose of the cloth or paper towel in a trash bag.
- Dispose of Gloves and Materials: Remove your disposable gloves inside out and dispose of them in the trash bag. Seal the bag securely and wash your hands thoroughly with soap and warm water.
- Additional Cleaning: For shared electronics like smartphones, tablets, and keyboards, use alcohol-based wipes with at least 70% alcohol to clean them. Be cautious not to damage sensitive surfaces.
- Floors: Sweep or vacuum the floors to remove any dirt and debris. Then mop the floors with a suitable cleaning solution.
- Regular Maintenance: To keep your home’s high-touch areas clean, establish a routine cleaning schedule. Daily disinfection is recommended for frequently touched surfaces in common areas.
- Ventilation: Ensure good ventilation in your home by opening windows and doors regularly to allow fresh air to circulate.
Remember if you want to get your house Sparkling Cleaned without moving a finger, don’t hesitate and call Cleany!