News flash! Bacteria are everywhere! Right now there are bacteria all over your hands, all over your mouse, and now it’s all over your mouth. That’s right; take that hand away from your mouth!
Good news: Never fear because there are ways which you can rid yourself and your home of bacteria. In fact, we have laid out 5 simple ways which you can ensure that you beat back bacteria as often as possible, keeping your family safe from those invisible malevolent microscopic bacteria!
Bad news: You will never win. I know, it’s heartbreaking, but how could you expect to win the war against something that multiplies like rabbits in a cocoa field, never mind the fact that you can’t see it? That means that even if your house is tidy it’s not necessarily bacteria free.
However, you can use these 5 tips to ensure that you reduce the amount of bacteria in your home:
1. Burn the infected supplies:
Not literally. But it is a good idea to separate the sick person’s toothbrush and other hygienic from tools from the others in the house.
While quarantine may seem a bit hectic it is the best way to prevent the germs spreading.
When they recover it is always a good idea to replace the toothbrush and accompanying items and burn the original (again, not really). If you have some kind of attachment to the toothbrush, boil it in hot water or douse it in alcohol.
2. Destroy the bed bugs:
The best way to do this is to disinfect your mattresses as frequently as possible.
For best results clean under the bed, too. Dust mites love to make their homes in solid textiles and fabrics, so ensure that you give your carpets the same treatment.
Try dry cleaning and steam cleaning methods to get rid of bed bugs and dust mites on your mattresses and carpets.
3. Take out the trash:
Throw your rubbish away every week, you dirty bugger.
Leftover food stuffs should be put in a compost heap and used to fertilise your veggie patch. Other rubbish needs to be wrapped up in plastic bags and discarded, in the correct manner.
4. Get better cleaning equipment
The days of the straw broom are over. If you want to take your cleaning seriously then you need the right equipment.
While some cleaning products may leave your home looking and smelling great, often they don’t kill the germs. So, what do you need to do? Upgrade! Sure, you might have to fork out a little more on cleaning products, but it will be worth it.
If you are in dire straits then a professional cleaning service can always come to your rescue.
5. High-touch points are high-danger areas
Spots in the house which people touch a lot are havens for germs and bacteria.
The TV remote, oh yes, stop putting it in your mouth. It is basically a carrier for refugee germs who are looking for a new home, and they would love to settle in your mouth.
Clean these areas and objects often. Door handles, the fridge and toilet handle; all of these areas need to be deep cleaned as often as possible.
Ok, so you’re not going to win the battle against germs and bacteria, but that doesn’t mean we should give up. Keep fighting the good fight, keep cleaning, keep sticking it to those nasty little pathogens and you’ll be doing your home and your family a big favour.
Bacteria are everywhere and we will never be able to get rid of them 100%, unless you are Bubble-Boy or something like that. All we can do is continue to clean and beat back the insurgents of germs and bacteria in the hope of protecting our families against the ubiquitous threat of flu.