The holidays can be a very stressful time for many families. Having to plan the location, amount of food needed, and everything in between is something of a tradition. However, this year, preparing the right amount of food is the least of people’s problems. Covid-19 has raged throughout the country and, in fact, the whole world during the 2020 year. This has caused some families to second think their holiday plans, with many unwilling to partake in the tradition. However, if your family is set on spending the holidays together, there are a few things you need to do to ensure everyone’s safety. Thus the following includes tips for sanitizing your home for the upcoming holiday season.
It’s safe to say that most of the activity will revolve around the kitchen space. Cooking and mingling around are usually the to-do thing for most families. However, with so many items in the kitchen that can be touched and coughed on, it can be difficult to ensure proper sanitation. So, what can you do to sanitize your kitchen without completely shutting it down? The best course of action is to remove any appliance and kitchen utensils that will not be used during the holiday season. This will allow you to concentrate on sanitizing only the items that are going to be used. Afterward, you can begin to wipe down appliances, countertops, and anywhere utensils or food are going to be present.
The Guest Bathrooms
It’s finally time for that guest bathroom to be used. The only issue is that most families don’t really use it throughout the year. This is why it is so important to go in and scrub the bathroom clean. In addition, you may also want to bring in personal toiletries for your guests. Small shampoo bottles, cotton swabs, and hand towels are just a few of the items that can be easily disposed of after your guests leave.
With so many people coming in and out of the home during the holidays, it can be easy to spread germs throughout the home. This is why it is so important to have sanitation stations throughout your home. Adding sanitation wipes next to your phones, coffee table, etc., may help deter these germs from spreading.
Much like the guest bathroom, your guests will also be expecting a tidy and sanitized guest bedroom. Begin by removing anything personal such as clothing and other items that are not needed. Next, begin sanitizing everything within the guest bedroom. This means lamp switches, television sets, remotes, and your A/C unit controls, to name a few.
Call in Some Help
It’s stressful enough to plan out a whole holiday season, but having to sanitize your entire home too can be a downright nightmare. That is why it is highly recommended to seek help from family members or even a professional cleaning service. This will allow you to focus on cleaning the items as carefully as possible instead of rushing it.
Sanitize as You Go
Just because you’ve sanitized the whole house does not mean the job is done. Once family members come through, you are likely to see things get a little dirty. The best way to tackle this issue is to sanitize as you go. When people remove themselves from the table, you may jump in and quickly sanitize the area around them. This will ensure that the next person isn’t touching and spreading the germs of the previous occupant.
As stated above, the holiday season is already a stressful time for many families. With the addition of the pandemic, it can be easy to become overwhelmed. That is why it is imperative that you utilize the tips listed above to provide your family with the peace of mind that your home is tidy and sanitized.