As the temperature drops and flu season approaches, keeping your home clean and free of germs becomes more important than ever. The flu virus can spread quickly, but taking proactive steps to protect your family's health can keep your loved ones safe.
We've compiled a comprehensive guide with our ten essential tips to keep your home flu-free this year.
Frequent Hand Washing
The simplest and most effective way to prevent the flu is regular handwashing. Wash your hands with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds, especially after being in public places. Stock your bag or backpackwith a travel sized hand sanitizer for any time you’re on the go.
Disinfect High-Touch Surfaces
Regularly disinfect high-touch surfaces like doorknobs, light switches, toys, remote controls, and countertops. Our Heavy Duty Multi-Surface Wipes are the perfect tool to get the job done, tackling grease, grime, and most importantly germs with botanically derived all-natural ingredients.
Cover Coughs and Sneezes
Use proper cough and sneeze etiquette by covering your mouth and nose with a tissue or your elbow. Dispose of used tissues immediately.
Proper ventilation is essential for preventing the spread of airborne viruses. Ensure good airflow by opening windows to reduce indoor air pollutants and help prevent the buildup of pathogens.
Establish a cleaning routine by vacuuming carpets, sweeping floors, and spraying down surfaces regularly. Give extra attention to heavily trafficked areas like the bathroom, living room, and kitchen, where bacteria can really thrive. Always keep your cleaning kit stocked with a multi-surface spray and anti-microbial cloths to tackle any room in your home.
Avoid Close Contact
If someone in your home is under the weather, try to limit close contact with them to prevent the virus from spreading. Consider creating a “flu-free zone” for the sick person if possible that includes a separate bedroom, bathroom and even a different trash can for disposing of tissues.
Wash bed linens, towels, blankets, and clothing regularly to effectively kill any lingering germs, especially if someone in your household is sick. Hang up clothes with our Anti-Microbial Hangers to keep them cleaner for longer and ward off any potential mold or bacteria.
Separate Personal Items
Avoid sharing personal items like towels, toothbrushes, and utensils. Make sure each family member has their own belongings and that these items are cleaned regularly.
Get Enough Sleep
A well-rested body is better equipped to fight off infections. Encourage a regular sleep schedule for everyone in your household.
Get The Flu Shot
Get a flu shot for yourself and your family members. An annual flu shot is one of the most powerful ways to prevent spread and reduce the risk of contracting the flu.
We hope these ten essential tips help you and your loved ones stay vigilant, healthy, and safe so you can enjoy a flu-free home all season long.