The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly changed the way we appreciate regular cleaning. The things we normally take for granted are suddenly part of our daily (or even hourly, and by the minute!) cleaning ritual. But even before the pandemic, there have already been a number of household items and areas that if left unnoticed, even for just a day, can make you and your family seriously ill. As such, these household items and spaces require daily cleaning.
Kitchen and Hand Towels. Dish towels are some of the most contaminated items in the kitchen, while the same goes for the hand towels in the bathroom. They get very dirty quickly since you use them a lot during the day. You should change them every couple of days, or even daily if you have a big household.
Bathroom Tiles and Shower Walls. Use the Lola® Scrub Brush to help rid your bathroom surfaces of mold, mildew, and soap scum. Keeping your bathroom dry will help prevent further growth of bacteria.
Countertops and Sinks. Disinfecting your kitchen counters and sink should become a standard part of your cleaning routine. Paired with your trusted spray-on disinfectant, use a Lola® Jumbo Microfiber Cleaning Cloth to wipe down your countertops and sinks every day. Just make sure to sterilize the cloth before each use.
Dirty Dishes. Don't let the dishes pile up. Leaving dirty dishes in the sink until the next morning is a bad habit that makes washing up more troublesome. As much as possible, wash your dishes immediately after every meal.
Cutting Boards. Any cutting board needs to be regularly disinfected. Dissolve 1 teaspoon of baking soda in half a liter of hot water, and apply the solution over the board’s surface. Let it sit for around 5-10 minutes, then rinse under running water. Soaking them in a vinegar and water mixture for a couple of minutes will also kill fungi and bacteria.
Kitchen Sponge. Your sponge might be the most "abused" item in the kitchen. The easiest way to disinfect a sponge is by microwaving. After washing it thoroughly, place it in the microwave for 1-2 minutes on low power, but monitor it carefully.
You're guilty of this: You don’t clean your microwave that often. The fact that you use it because you're always in a hurry just shows that you have a hectic schedule. But anything that has spilled or splattered in it can give birth to harmful microbes that can make you sick. To clean it, take a damp Lola® Cellulose Sponge Cloth aka "Swedish Cloth" and wipe inside and outside your microwave.
Coffee Maker. Your coffee maker is a hotbed for bacteria and mold, so you do need to clean it daily.
A quick daily sweep of crumbs on the floor using the Swiffer® Sweeper® Comparable Wet & Dry Sweeper Floor Mop by Lola® will definitely keep your home cleaner looking.
Your keys harbor a lot of bacteria since we always touch them with dirty hands, and would never think of cleaning them. Using Lola® Anti-microbial Clean N' Wipe™ Cloth is a convenient way to clean and disinfect them.
The thought of having to clean all these items almost every day might seem unappealing. But, when you take even just a few moments to tackle them, you’ll have some assurance of living in a cleaner and germ-free home!