Are you trying to increase the efficiency of your cleaning regime in 2021? With the transmission of viruses becoming a matter of life and death, it is imperative that you safeguard your home. But what are the best ways to do it, and what equipment do you need to keep safe?
Both in and out of the home, there are some items you can not do without. Below, we give our essential house supplies to help you stay safe in 2021.
1. Hand Sanitizers
Hand sanitizers are a great way to keep yourself protected, not just in the home but also on the move. While it pays to keep larger, push top dispensers in the home at regular points (bathroom, kitchen), the true worth in sanitizers are when they come in handy, pocket-sized tubes. Each member of your household should have one and keep it on themselves when they are out and about.
Hand sanitizer also necessitates a tube of moisturizer. It can really dry out your hands, particularly after regular use. Combining these items will keep your family safe and soft in the coming year.
2. Face Masks
Face masks are another item that you should not leave the house without. In fact, in many countries, they have now become compulsory. Face masks stop the spread of pathogens through droplets that are released from the mouth and nose, stopping you from releasing them to other people and blocking ones that may come your way.
Cloth facemasks tend to last a lot longer, and they can be washed to stay fresh and clean. Ideally, each member of your household should have one or two. If you can not source them, then consider making your own from old fabric.
3. Packs of Tissues
Packs of tissues should be added to the other items people should not leave the house without. In-home, you can opt for the larger boxes, which tend to give softer tissues. However, for ease when traveling, the rectangular bundle packs are ideal for keeping in your bags and pockets.
Not only are they great for when you have a sniffle, but they can also come in handy for a multitude of other sins. Spilling food and drink and removing stains are a few uses. Anyone with small children will know the value of these items already.
4. Disinfectant Spray
Disinfecting a surface is very different from cleaning one. Cleaning is the act of removing the visible dirt, grime, and detritus in an area. Disinfecting is a method by which you kill off the invisible bacteria and germs on the surface.
It is important to disinfect regularly as many viruses are passed through touch, particularly on surfaces such as door handles, tables, faucets, and more. Make sure you can easily disinfect them regularly by adding a handy spray to your shopping list. Use this easy Walmart inventory checker to keep you on track.
5. Surface Wipes
Surface wipes that contain disinfectants are another great and way to keep surfaces clean. They come in a large pack and help you save time and money. They are great because you can simply remove them from the pack and apply them to a surface, without the need to have two separate sprays and cloths.
Ideally, you should add a mix of both sprays and wipes to your cleaning schedule. Make sure you have a regular deep spray session, but use the surface wipes to do quicker, clean as you go operations.
6. Surgical Gloves
Although there is no evidence that COVID-19 can be transmitted through food, it can be transmitted through the items used to make it. These can include bowls, plates, and cutlery. To safeguard against this, surgical gloves are ideal for use in any food preparation.
They can also be used when cleaning to protect your hands from any pathogens and the cleaning chemicals. Be sure to dispose of them fully after use, and do not touch your face or mouth when wearing them. They often come in a large box of 100 pairs, so you can keep them in your kitchen ready for use whenever you make a meal.
7. Zinc and Vitamin C
Zinc and vitamin C can both be found in a number of foods. Zinc itself helps keep coughs and colds away, while vitamin C helps fight them when contracted. You should increase the amount you and your family take to help fight against minor ailments and help you stay healthy.
The best way to get them is to increase the number of vegetables and fruit in your diet, particularly getting zinc from spinach and vitamin C from citrus fruits. If you struggle to include them, then consider getting supplements. They will come in two separate products, and Zinc often comes bundled in with a magnesium tablet.
8. Basic Exercise Equipment
One other necessity to keep yourself mentally and physically fit during lockdown is exercise. The joy of this is that with an internet connection, you can do anything in your home, from boxercise to yoga. All it requires is a small space and a little bit of energy.
An exercise mat is the first necessary item to buy. It will allow you a buffer between your body and your flooring, lowering stress on the joints. After this, try something easy to store away like resistance bands.
9. Cleaning Alcohol
This entry is not simply for a quick drink once the disinfecting is done, but for cleaning. Alcohol is an all-purpose cleaner used for a number of situations that comes without the harshness of disinfectant. Any stubborn stains or surfaces that need may get tarnished by disinfectant can always use pure alcohol as a substitution.
Buying House Supplies
Most of these house supplies can be done on one shopping trip to a large store. To avoid the spread of COVID-19, you may wish to order online and get groceries delivered. This will decrease the risk of you coming into contact with anyone who may be ill.
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