Coronavirus cleaning: The 6 tips you need to stay healthy amid coronavirus outbreak
You’re already meticulously washing your hands and using hand sanitizer on public transport, but that doesn’t mean you are safe. Queen of Clean Aggie Mackenzie revealed to the Sun her top hygiene and cleaning tips to keep corona-virus away from your home.
Hopping on the bus or train to work is unavoidable for most of us, but it is much better to cycle or walk to work if you can.
If you really have to use public transport, do not touch the handrail and carry hand sanitizer with you.
Clean your car regularly, and if you share a car with anyone you should clean the steering wheel before and after every journey.
Contrary to popular belief, washing your underwear, towels and bed linen at anything more than 40C is a waste of time if you are using biological washing powder.
Aggie suggests keeping the temperature at just under 40C and tumble drying on high for 28 minutes minimum.
This will kill all harmful micro-organisms and keep your laundry a coronavirus-free zone.
Try to designate a set of towels and bed-sheets to each family member to stay extra safe.
On sunny days, hang your washing outside on the line right under the sun- the sun’s UV rays kill germs.
Make sure you wash your children’s teddies, too, as germs are easily spread by children sharing their toys.
Wash soft toys at 60C in the washing machine, but pop hard toys in the dishwasher.
Aggie advises washing all crockery and cutlery in the dishwasher at the highest temperature, as corona-virus can reportedly survive for five days on stainless steel, glass, ceramics, and plastics.
Alternatively, purchase a thick pair of rubber gloves and scrub using water as hot as comfortable.
Scrap germ-breeding tea towels and stick to air-drying your crockery and cutlery.
As usual, wash your hands before cooking or eating anything- even if it’s just a snack!
CORONAVIRUS is impacting every aspect of our lives- from travel to washing our hands. It’s important to think about how you clean your house amid the coronavirus crisis. You’re already meticulously washing your hands and using hand sanitizer on public transport, but that doesn’t mean you are safe. Queen of Clean Aggie Mackenzie revealed to...