The covid-19 outbreak has changed nearly every aspect of our doily routines. One of the biggest changes in many households, is the amount of time spent at home. With work, school, and tons of other activities being switched to a virtual version, staying home is the safer and more convenient option for most people. All of that extra time at home tends to make clutter appear quicker than ever. In addition to the clutter, you’ve got to worry about the risk of bringing covid-19 into your home. Each area of your home poses unique risks regarding covid-19, but let’s take a second to focus on what you can to do to keep your bedroom clean!
Disinfecting VS Cleaning
Disinfecting and cleaning are two different things. Understanding that difference is essential to successfully avoiding potentially dangerous germs and bacteria. Cleaning refers to general tidying and removing dirt or dust from a surface. Disinfecting means to actually kill the bacteria and germs on a surface. Ideally, you should utilize both cleaning and disinfecting to keep your bedroom in good condition during covid-19.
How to Disinfect Your Bedroom
Disinfecting your bedroom requires specific types of cleaning solutions that are able to successfully kill the virus on contact. Look for cleaning products that specifically say they disinfect. Clorox, Lysol, and various store brands are available to choose from. Disinfectant products can come in a spray, wipe, or aerosol form. Isopropyl alcohol and hydrogen peroxide can also be used as disinfectants. Use these products frequently, focusing on high-touch surfaces. Your bedroom doorknob, light switch covers, phone, and drawer handles are just a few of the high touch surfaces in your bedroom. Ideally you should wear gloves while disinfecting your bedroom and home.
Keeping your bedroom clean will make the disinfecting process easier and more effective. Clutter and disorganization make it difficult to reach all of the surfaces in your room to properly disinfect them. Utilize your extra time at home to ensure everything in your bedroom has a place and is put in the place after every use. You can use cleaning products that aren’t disinfecting, like furniture polish, but be sure to follow up with a disinfecting cleaner to properly remove bacteria and germs.
Covid-19 has been stressful to say the least. Keeping a clean bedroom not only protects your health, but it also gives you a relaxing place to end each day! Don’t forget to wash your hands and visit a covid-19 testing center if you believe you’ve been exposed to the virus.