Hygiene has become the key to fighting COVID 19. Without getting into obsessive-compulsive disorders, we want to tell you the most important things to keep your home free of corona (or any other) virus
1. Hand washing
Handwashing is really a necessary measure. Throughout the day, imperceptible amounts of bacteria and viruses are concentrated on our hands, so thorough cleaning is essential to avoid contagion.
To get a manual cleaning, you have to:
- Use soap.
- Clean the areas between the fingers of both hands thoroughly.
- Go over the nails well (this is an area where many bacteria are also concentrated).
- Clean the wrists.
- Take off your rings (if you have them) and wash them too.
2. Clean your daily objects
It is very important that you clean and disinfect objects that you touch every day, such as keys, doorknobs, switches, TV controls, smartphones or keyboards.
Don't forget all those surfaces on which you spend many hours, such as tables, countertops, bedside tables, floors, etc.
3. Disinfect your computer keyboard
Since you may well be working from home, it is essential that you focus specifically on cleaning your computer keyboard.
First of all we suggest you turn it off to avoid short circuits. Then, get a microfiber cloth or cotton swab and add a little 70% (or 90º) isopropyl alcohol mixed with water to bring it down.
4. Kitchen and bathrooms thoroughly
One of the sources of infection in the house is the kitchen and bathrooms, so we recommend that you do a thorough cleaning in both spaces.
Arm yourself with bleach to disinfect - or get special products for cleaning the bathroom - and thoroughly clean taps, washbasins, toilets, radiators.
Remember to also clean the inside of drawers and fridge to remove any possible residue: vacuum the inside of the cupboards and spray the inside with a disinfectant spray.
5. Do not touch common surfaces
Even if you can't leave the house very often, it is inevitable that you will go out to buy food from time to time, so we recommend that you take the necessary protective measures. Prevention is always better than cure, right?
On your trip to the supermarket, remember to avoid touching surfaces that may have been touched by other people and that may be full of germs: elevator buttons, stair rails, door knobs or the handle of shopping carts.
If it is unavoidable to do any of these actions (we don't want you to go up 7 floors carrying your two-week's worth of shopping), always do so by wearing protective gloves or washing your hands thoroughly after touching them.
6. Change your shoes before entering the house
Wear shoes only for your trips outside, and once you are back to the safety of your home, leave your shoes at the entrance so that they do not spread the virus around the house.
Clean the sole well with a little disinfectant, as well as the flaps and laces, which are usually touched quite a bit when you put them on. If you have a pair of street shoes, you must also have one from home, one that you are only going to use to be INdoors and that does not have contact with the outside.
7. Wash your outdoor clothes
Just as we take off our shoes when we come in, it would also be a good idea to wash all the clothes that have come into contact with the outside.
If you don't want to be putting in washing machines all day long, you can leave a basket to collectall the clothes you have worn outside, and put in a washing machine when you have accumulated enough. We have to keep thinking about the environment and not put in empty washing machines with 2 T-shirts!