Proper sanitation has always been important. After all, minimizing the presence of germs is the best way to keep you and the people you love from getting sick. As you can imagine, the recent pandemic has made hygiene and sanitation even more essential than ever before. In order to avoid catching COVID-19 or any other nasty disease, you should keep surfaces sanitized inside the home and out in the world. Whenever you head out, you need to bring sanitization supplies with you and your kids to help create a safe environment around you. Of course, you won’t be able to bring all your cleaning supplies with you, but there are certain products you simply can’t do without. Here are the four products you should never leave at home.
Keeping your hands clean is so important, because they serve as the main conduit between your mouth and the rest of the world. Whether you’re eating, blowing a kiss, or picking at your teeth, your hands are bound to touch your mouth throughout the day. If you don’t do everything possible to keep your hands clean, then everything you touch will end up in your mouth, greatly increasing the odds of getting sick. Make sure your family sanitizes their hands throughout the day, especially before eating and after going to the bathroom.
While washing your hands is the most important, you should also sanitize the surfaces you encounter during your outings. From seats on a bus to the tables at a restaurant, any surface in a public place is liable to carry the virus or other germs. Disposable wipes are the easiest way to give such surfaces a quick cleaning.
Sprays are great for places that you can’t quite reach with a wipe, like beneath the seat of a bus or the floor around your restaurant table. You should also consider giving the soles of your shoes a quick spray before entering a public place.
While wipes and sprays are great for larger surfaces, you might need something more accurate and fine-pointed for smaller, tighter spaces. A UV-C sanitizing pen is perfect for door handles, light switches, and other small objects.
While we’re all trying to do our part to promote public health on a societal level, it’s ultimately on you to keep you and your family safe. By taking these sanitization products with you on the go, you’ll help protect yourselves from COVID-19 and other dangerous diseases.
By Emma Sturgis