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We all know the drill. Flu season requires some hypervigilance to keep germs at bay. Surfaces that are repeatedly touched by many different people need to be cleaned daily.

5 Items to Clean Daily to Keep From Getting Sick

As we begrudgingly head into cold and flu season, we all need a little reminder of the small things that need to be sanitized every day. It only takes a few minutes to keep these items bacteria-free and will make your home clean and safe for you and your family. All you need is a microfibre cloth and your favourite home cleaning disinfectant.

Doorknobs & Light Switches
Grabbed and flicked by everyone that lives or visits your home, the innocuous door handle and light switch are anything but. Particularly the bathroom doorknobs, especially if you have little ones. A quick wipe with your disinfectant is all it takes to keep them clean.

Mobile Phones & Remote Controls
Google ‘germs’ on these items and you’ll wish you didn’t! Mobile phones are our constant companions. Not only touched repeatedly but they’re also brought to our faces intermittently when we make a call. Give them a good clean at the end of each day.

Your Computer Keyboard
If you’re working from home, your keyboard is likely to be the filthiest thing in your home. Used about 8 hours a day, it can accumulate all kinds of germs and debris. Start by removing any particles stuck between the keys using an air duster (or a gentle shake outside), then use a disinfectant wipe to give it a good clean.

Appliance Handles Taps & Kitchen Surfaces
Since the kitchen is where all family members gather and possibly the most used room in the house it makes sense that everything receives a good sanitizing clean at the end of the day with extra focus on handles! Think dishwasher, microwave, fridge, kettles, and coffee machines.

Your Steering Wheel
A throwback to the dark days of Covid, it’s best to get back into the habit of cleaning the steering wheel whenever you go out. Keep a pack of sanitizing wipes in the car for a quick way to clean after each errand.


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