As much as we would all like the winter season and cold to be ending, it seems as if it isn’t going anywhere any time soon. With cold weather and harsh winds come cold, flus, allergies, germs, and infections. Simple modifications to your every day routine can help make the environment around you and your loved ones healthier and safer. Here are some tips for maintaining a healthy home.
- Dusting frequently keeps your house free from dust, mold, and other bacteria.
- Use a disinfectant spray to clean frequently touched surfaces.
- Clean air filters frequently and air ducts at least once a year.
- Keep the humidity in your house below 50% to prevent mold from growing.
- Vacuum twice a week.
- If possible, choose hardwood floors instead of carpeting.
- Wash shower curtains and bathroom tiles with mold killing solutions.
- Don’t allow smoking in the house.
- Clean your kitchen sink and counters with an antibacterial solution after each use.
- Do not use the same utensils for uncooked food without washing them first.
- Wash utensils in hot water and soap after each use.
- Take extra caution when preparing uncooked meat because of bacteria.
- Air out damp clothes and shoes before sorting.
- Remove laundry from the washing machine promptly.
- Wash your bedding once a week in hot water.
- Try to avoid extreme temperature changers.
- Shower after being inside to wash off pollen that may have been collected.
- Do not wear scented deodorants, perfumes, shampoos or hair products to protect yourself from insect stings.