How to Clean Your Home’s Most Touched Areas

How to Clean Your Home’s Most Touched Areas

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.

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Check these tips:

Materials You’ll Need:

  1. Disposable gloves: To protect your hands from germs and cleaning chemicals.
  2. Cleaning products: Use disinfectants, cleaning sprays, or household items like vinegar and baking soda.
  3. Microfiber cloths or disposable wipes: These are effective at capturing and removing germs.
  4. Paper towels: For one-time use and disposal.
  5. Trash bag: For disposing of used cleaning materials.
  6. Bucket: To mix cleaning solutions if needed.
  7. Mop or vacuum cleaner: For cleaning floors.
  8. Broom and dustpan: For sweeping debris.
  9. Soap and warm water: For handwashing.

Steps of how to Clean Your Home’s Most Touched Areas:

  1. 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.
  2. Put on Gloves: Wear disposable gloves to protect your hands from dirt and cleaning chemicals.
  3. Gather Supplies: Collect all the cleaning supplies you’ll need, including disinfectants, cloths, paper towels, and trash bags.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. Floors: Sweep or vacuum the floors to remove any dirt and debris. Then mop the floors with a suitable cleaning solution.
  12. 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.
  13. Ventilation: Ensure good ventilation in your home by opening windows and doors regularly to allow fresh air to circulate.

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