As we all know, the most popular way to remove dirt and grime from surfaces is by using hot water and soap. Even though in most cases that is enough, some places might need something stronger to kill all the germs such as a disinfectant.
There is nothing better out there for quick-cleaning than a disinfectant and that is because it combines the two steps together. And the best thing about it is that you can use the same one for almost every room in your home. It can clean your bathroom as well as kitchen countertops.
Make Your Own Disinfectant
First and foremost, you will need to clean the spills and sticky spots with warm water and soap. Then it is time to disinfect. If you don’t have one in your home you can make it yourself with a few simple ingredients. All you need is to mix up to 3 teaspoons of bleach in a gallon of water.
No matter what you read on the internet, never mix bleach with vinegar. Once you have applied the mixture, league it to sit for up to 5 minutes. Rinse it off and leave to air dry or wipe it down with a clean towel.
Another way you can make your own disinfectant is by mixing vinegar or hydrogen peroxide with some water to dilute it. But never mix those two together; it’s always one or the other.
If you are using things like bleach and hydrogen peroxide first you have to test it out on a small part of the surface just to make sure that won’t discolor it.
Never forget to wear gloves when you are cleaning with products that have bleach in them. If you are cleaning with store-bought cleaners do not breathe in the chemicals.
Another thing to keep in mind is that you need to wipe down the areas afterward with a clean towel and wait until it is fully dried before you start using it.
Create A Daily, Weekly and Monthly Quick-cleaning Routine
What a lot of people don’t realise is that you don’t need to spend the whole day cleaning in order to concur the germs in your home. And if you don’t have pets or children it can take you as little as half an hour to wipe down everything. It is better to start in your kitchen and make your way down. But you need to create a routine and a detailed plan on what you are going to clean.
Start by disinfecting your countertops, faucets and handles and then make your way down to your dishcloths. Even if you own two dishcloths it is important that you replace them daily because they will harbour bacteria and all sorts of germs. Then wipe your floors and take out the garbage. Make sure that everything that you basically touch on a daily basis has been sanitised.
Weekly Quick-Cleaning for Germs
If you stick to your daily cleaning routine the weekly one will be so much easier and faster. Once a week make sure that you do a more detailed cleaning to make sure that there aren’t any germs.
Clean things like kitchen sink strainers, soap trays, toothbrush holders and stovetops. Then make sure that all of your fixtures are detected, don’t forget to clean the toilet, bathtub and sink.
Another essential thing to do on a weekly basis especially if you have children is to refill and clean the soap dispenser, if there is no soap in there they simply don’t use it and their hands will carry a lot of germs.
Wipe down the floors and vacuum everything, especially your carpets. Go through your home and disinfect your light switches, telephones, remotes, keyboards and other things with wipes that don’t have bleach in them.
Monthly Quick-Cleaning for Germs
If you are keeping up with cleaning then monthly cleaning won’t take that much time as you think. Clean things such as your coffee maker, toaster, refrigerator and dishwasher.
Another thing that you need to clean on a monthly basis is your drains. All you need to do is pour a shooting that is one teaspoon of bleach and 1 quart of water. If you don’t like working with bleach you can do the same with white vinegar.
If you have pets and children, make sure that you are washing and cleaning their toys. Hard toys that can’t be put in a washing machine should be cleaned with either hot water and soap or with a disinfectant and then wiped down.
There are a few things that you need to know that will make cleaning so much faster. One of the things is that you should have all the cleaning supplies together in a basket around you. That way you won’t need to go back and forth while cleaning.
Keeping your household germs free will help prevent any flues, colds and other illnesses from spreading through your household. This guide will help you tackle the germs by cleaning the places where they lurk the most. A great way to make things even easier is to turn cleaning into a family activity.