If there are two things people want for their house, it’s to achieve a safe home and a hygienic home. You might have already mastered one thing, so now it’s time to think about the next. You don’t need anyone to remind you hygiene has been a hot topic over the past year, but you shouldn’t forget everything you’ve heard just because things are sort of getting back to normal. To make sure your home is entirely germ-free all year round, here are four simple steps to make your house more hygienic.
Upgrade Your Fittings
You’ve probably never counted just how often you touch things like lights, door handles, flushers, and faucets during the day. In bigger households, this number multiplies more than you might expect. While you can trust that your family is clean, you never know what they could bring back with them after spending the day out. By upgrading your fittings to touchless, hands-free sensors like Automatic flushers from Faucets Canada, you completely minimize contact, allowing you to reduce (and eventually eliminate) the spread of germs from these areas.
Make Cleaning a Family Affair
Undertaking a substantial cleaning job is not something most people look forward to. If anything, it feels like you’ve only just finished cleaning the house before you need to start all over again. If this sounds at all familiar (and it almost certainly will), then why not get the whole family involved? Making everyone responsible for their hygiene and the overall hygiene of the house takes the load off of your shoulders and also teaches your kids (and your partner) about the importance of cleanliness, which will prepare them for the rest of their lives.
Clean Your Appliances
Air quality is an often neglected problem within the home. This is because most people don’t have an air quality sensor or an air purifier. However, dust, dirt, pet hair, and even dead skin can easily accumulate around the house, getting trapped in the fibers of your sofa cushions and your appliance filters. This can affect their functionality, reducing their effectiveness and making your home a hygiene warzone. Learning how to clean your appliances, such as your air conditioner, will do wonders for boosting efficiency and making your home cleaner.
Wash Your Bedding More Often
There is a bit of a debate over how often you should clean your pillows, sheets, and other bedding. Some say it’s once a week, others say two, whereas some might only do it when they are having guests. However often you think you should clean your bedding, the answer is always more. You spend eight hours in your bed each night, and this makes it the perfect place for dead skin and dust to accumulate which can cause health issues. So, throw them in the washing machine now and again to keep them – and yourself – feeling fresh.
A healthy home equals a happy home, and maintaining an excellent hygiene routine will minimize the number of allergy flare-ups, illnesses, and other problems that occur when you let your home cleanliness slip, even a little.