How To Avoid Spreading Germs Within Your Home

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It takes just one cold or flu germ inside your home before the entire family could begin coughing, sneezing, and feeling miserable. There are simple ways to stop the spread of common germs at home.
Try these tips and keep your family healthy.
1. Take off your shoes at the door. The soles of your shoes connect with filthy floors in stores, restaurants, offices, and sidewalks. Avoid spreading those germs throughout your home’s floors and carpets.
2. Twice a day, wipe down light switches, remote controls, doorknobs, the refrigerator handle, faucet handles, and everything else that the entire family touches on a daily basis. This may be impractical on a daily basis, but if your friends or family have been sick, you should take the time to sanitize these areas.
3. Clean your toothbrushes. Douse them with peroxide, then rinse with water and put them in the microwave for 10 seconds. Better yet, buy in bulk and change brushes every week.
4. If anyone in the house is already sick, use separate bath and hand towels. If possible, desig- nate one bathroom for the sick person while the rest of the family uses another.
5. Clean counters and other surfaces with paper towels. Avoid spreading germs by wiping a contaminated sponge or kitchen towel.
6. Each day, wipe the bottom of your purse or briefcase. These items can be contaminated from touching floors, seats or tables in public areas.
7. Clean your computer keyboard and mouse every day. Desk areas can be very germy. 8. Change your pillowcases every few days and wash sheets once a week.
9. Remember to avoid touching your face, especially your nose, mouth, and eyes. Wash your hands regularly. Shower family and launder clothing that you have worn in public places.