Germ Zones: How to Keep the ‘Big 3’ Clean's featured image

Cold and flu season is well underway and it's important to do everything you can to prevent spreading germs in the home. Remind everyone in the family to wash their hands often and to cover their mouths when they cough. Be extra careful about cleaning the germ zones in the home as well. The cleaning experts at MOLLY MAID recommend regular cleaning and sanitizing to prevent bacteria growth.

1. Sink

  • Did you know that the bathroom and kitchen sinks can contain more bacteria than the toilet bowl? Wipe them down regularly with disinfectant. If you have a stainless steel sink, cut a lemon in half, put baking soda on the lemon halve, rub down sink area and rinse. The lemon will act as a disinfectant while leaving a citrusy scent. Always dry the sink after cleaning for best results.
  • To clean taps and handles, soak paper towel in white vinegar and use it to wipe down the taps.

2. Dishes

  • Keeping the dishwasher sanitized helps to keep dishes safe and clean too. Sprinkle baking soda onto a damp microfibre and use it to wipe around your dishwasher. The experts at MOLLY MAID recommend that you run an empty cycle every once in a while to ensure the cleanliness.
  • Never leave your dishes sitting out; always clean it as you use them. Mould and bacteria can grow and multiply, especially if you are stacking them in your sink.

3. Kitchen Counters

  • Wipe down your kitchen surfaces after every use. This is important because your utensils and hands come in contact with your countertops several times throughout the day.