A clean home is a happy, germ-free home, and keeping your home clean needn’t be a long, arduous process. With regular and thorough cleaning, as well as basic daily maintenance and the right products, you can maintain a sparkling, clean interior even in the throes of busy weeks.
Bathrooms and Toilets:
Your ablution facilities are most commonly associated with germs, mould build-up and soap scum. Here are some tips for keeping your bathroom and toilet clean:You may want to check out the complete cleaning guide from MaidEasy.com for more.
Leave the bathroom door open after every bath and shower to air out the room and dry up any moisture. Mould and mildew thrive in damp, humid environments and can trigger allergic reactions.
Use thick bleach in the corners of the bath and shower regularly to zap the growth of mould and mildew.
Swap your bar soap for liquid soap. Germs breed on soap bars, particularly those left to sit in the same spot for prolonged periods of time.
Although ablution facilities are more commonly associated with germs and bacteria, your kitchen is actually an even more sinister breeding ground for germs that can cause illness. To keep your kitchen clean and prevent the spread of germs, make it a habit to do the following:
-Wash your hands immediately before and after working in the kitchen, particularly after handling raw meat and seafood.
-Clean your taps, bin, cupboard handles, sink and kitchen counters with multi-purpose bleach on a regular basis.
-Regularly disinfect wash cloths and dish sponges in a solution of bleach and water.
-Always use separate chopping boards for raw meat and other foods. Clean chopping boards with bleach thoroughly after each use.
Other Home Cleaning Tips:
-Mop all tiled floors with a bleach and water solution.
-Clean all pets’ bowls and feeding areas with bleach on a regular basis.
-Clean all of the bins in your home with a bleach solution.
-Thoroughly clean all toilets, cupboard and door handles, and any other surfaces in your home, with bleach if anyone in your family has been ill.
-Braai areas can be a breeding ground for germs, as well as braaiing utensils, and should be cleaned thoroughly with a bleach solution after every use.
-A dirty, dull patio can be given a new lease on life with a good scrub down in a bleach and water solution.
Ensure that you get a great bleach as part of your home hygiene repertoire, always wash your hands when you are working around the home and encourage your family members to do the same. This will help prevent the spread of germs that can cause illnesses, diarrhoea and other infectious diseases. Remember, a clean home is a happy, healthy home!