People are paying a lot more attention to sanitising and cleaning these days, but there are still lots of things it is easy to overlook. When you get home after an errand or at the end of the day, here are some must sanitise items.
What are these overlooked items? Think of all of the personal possessions you touch when you’re at the grocery store, at the office, or out for a bite to eat. You might wash your hands well when you get home, but if those same items are getting handled inside your home once you wash your hands, you’re just putting the germs right back on your skin. Here are some items worth giving a little attention once you get home.
While not an item you carry around with you, the handles you touch are prime contact points for germs. This includes the door to your house and your car door as well as any other high-contact handles you touch.
You touch your car keys to get into and start your car. You touch your keys once again to open the door to your house. Be sure to wipe down your entire keyring and collection of keys each time you come home.
Rubbing alcohol on a swab or cotton pad is great for your key fob. It dries fast, disinfects, and there’s little risk to the electronic guts of the fob. If you’ve never wiped your key fob down before you might be shocked at how grimy it is.
From your handbag handle to the stuff inside your handbag that you touched, you will want to sanitise a few things here. Even if you don’t carry a bag, you’ll still need to sanitise your wallet and any credit cards you used. If you had to show your ID, give that a little cleaning, too.
The same goes for any small items you handled a lot while out. Whatever the small items, if you’re using them when you’re out and about, give them a spritz of sanitiser.
I meticulously clean the lenses on my glasses at least a couple of times a day, but I don’t usually think about cleaning the frames or arms. If you’re wearing sunglasses out of the house and reading glasses at the office or store, you’ll want to wipe the whole thing down when you get home.
You’ll want to do the same with your everyday glasses or sunglasses if you take them off at all while you’re out of the house touching other stuff).
If you take your tablet or laptop to the office or a coffee shop, it will need sanitising as well. I take my iPod in the car for something to listen to other than the radio so I sanitise it when I carry it back in the house after a trip.
This may seem like a lot of obsessive cleaning, but it’s a simple safety measure that can help protect you and your family from the spread of unwanted germs and viruses.
Written by: Yvonne Glasgow
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