5 Steps to a Healthy, Germ-Free Household

5 steps to a healthy, germ-free household. Tip #3 really surprised me, I had no idea. Easy tips to stay healthy this winter.
I am thrilled to announce that I am officially a mom to a pre-schooler. I’m incredibly excited for his new adventure and him picking up life-long skills and memories. What I’m not too excited about is him picking up the flu and other bugs!
5 steps to preventing the flu. Tip #3 really surprised me, I had no idea. Easy tips to stay healthy this winter.

5 Steps to a Healthy, Germ-Free Household:

1. Wash your hands, often. We have been told this our whole lives, we just need to remember to do it. As a mom to young boy who loves to get his hands dirty, washing his hands is important to keeping viruses away.

2. Avoid touching eyes, ears mouth. Enough said.

3. Wash your fruits and vegetables thoroughly. Did you know that most food borne illnesses are not from that chicken you were iffy about? Most food-related illnesses actually come from contaminated fruits and vegetables. So in a clean sink, let them soak and wash them well (I mentioned the method to my madness in this post about organizing the fridge). Food poisoning is awful and it’s something definitely worth preventing!

4. Disinfect and Kill Germs By Everyday Cleaning. I have been using Lysol® Wipes for years, they’re my favorite cleaning supply and I use them on all my surfaces from kitchen countertops to the coffee table.

5 steps to preventing the flu. Tip #3 really surprised me, I had no idea. Easy tips to stay healthy this winter.

5. Clean Forgettable High Traffic Areas. Think door knobs, light switches, faucet taps and toilet seats. We use these surfaces every day, but when was the last time you cleaned them? For me personally, add the fact that I’m still making strides with potty training with a very independent toddler and you can bet that we are cleaning our bathroom a lot. I won’t get into all the gory bits, but let’s just say his aim is not true and the fact that he’s flushing every hour – the germs can easily spread.

I stop germs in their tracks with both the Lysol® Foam Bathroom Cleaner Aerosol and the Lysol® Disinfectant Toilet Bowl Cleaner. So I’m protected from toilet to tub and sink to shower. Lysol® has been a brand that I have used and trusted for years because it kills 99.9% of germs.Lysol® Foam Bathroom Cleaner is a new buy for me, and I love it! Not only does it disinfect but it also leaves my sink, tub and fixtures shiny. I sprayed it over my soap scummy bathroom window and it came out clear!

I’m confident that if you follow these tips you can help preventing the flu and preventing the spread of germs to your loved ones.
From Toilet to Tub and Sink to Shower, Lysol® has a full suite of bathroom products to help disinfect and clean your bathroom.

I’m happy to offer all of you a coupon to try the Lysol® products I mentioned, just click here to save $2. (French Canadians you can get your coupon here.)

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10 comments on “5 Steps to a Healthy, Germ-Free Household”

  1. Lysol is a lifesaver in this household! We use several of their products and I even use their wipes at work, for my desk. At the start of the school year I even give the kids one to bring to their teacher. They need it the most, LOL.

  2. Awesome post! I too have Lysol at hand for disinfecting those places that get germy often. Ever since Kit started kindergarten, I’ve been all over the doorknobs in this house, which wasn’t common before, lol. I knew kids loved sharing germs at school, but still was quite the eye-opener when it seems like he always has a cough or sniffle throughout the entire school year. I haven’t quite started in on the light switches yet, since he’s too short for most of them, but boy that is coming soon!

  3. YES!! Clean those doorknobs! That’s so important. We have had colds for the last 3 weeks here. I took a flight with a cold and my ears are still plugged. I’ve been back for a week. Ain’t nobody got time for that!! Colds and flus respond much better to cleaning and prevention in my opinion.

  4. One of the hardest things for me to do is to get my sons to keep their hands out of their mouths so I’m constantly at them to wash their hands. I think it’s easy to forget about those areas in your home when disinfecting like door handles, toilet seats…who knows if they also forget sometimes at the schools/daycares.

  5. Great tips at a very great time. 🙂 I have to remember your tip about ‘forgettable high traffic areas’! Ewww!

  6. This is the year that I am determined to not get the flu!

  7. You had me a Germ! Lol! Thanks for linking up to Merry Monday! Sharing on Twitter Wed!! Have a great week!

  8. Uggghhh. I HATE cold and flu season. I manage to keep a bit healthier now that I work from home… but my kids still usually end up bringing something home that I catch. Great suggestions!

  9. Wow I haven’t been focusing on this and want to start getting on it asap!!! tis the season to be jolly and get colds and flu!

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