Our homes are breeding grounds for all kinds of germs and bacteria. While it is true that we struggle to follow multiple detox diets to rid our bodies of excess toxins, it is also true that just as often, we do not care enough about sanitizing our homes properly.
Today we will give you 5 strategies for eliminating toxins from your home to ensure optimal health and wellbeing for yourself and your family.
1 – Do not walk indoors with the shoes you use outside
Think about where you walked during the day, retrace how far you have come, and how much dirt you have walked on! Do you want to bring all this into your home? If you don’t take them off as soon as you walk in, the shoes will carry an incredible amount of germs and bacteria.
The advice; it is better to wash the floors and carpets as often as possible!
2 – Wash and change sponges and tea towels often
The tea towels that remain moist are likely receptacles for bacteria such as E. COLI, so make sure you change them often and wash them at least 60 degrees to sanitize them thoroughly.
Dishwashing sponges have the same problem, but these, of course, can not be put in the washing machine. But did you know that you could put them in the microwave for a minute or two – depending on the power – to kill all the germs?
3 – Disinfect the most used and touched furniture and furnishings
Every house is full of appliances and technological devices that the whole family – more or less – shares and, passing from hand to hand, and that is how germs spread. According to research, it seems that on the surfaces of smartphones and tablets, there are several bacteria of an order of magnitude larger than those found on the toilet seat.
Use specific disinfectant wipes for screens, keyboards, and digital devices to sanitize them from time to time, but don’t forget electrical sockets, slippers, handles and taps as well
4 – Make the air healthier
From the moment we are born, we do nothing but breathe; it is the only physiological activity that never stops. Let us ensure that, at least at home, the air is healthy.
In addition to dehumidifiers, filters, and air fresheners, open the windows as soon as possible and not smoke in the house. If you get used to making this sacrifice, it will also be easier to convince guests.
5 – Sanitize the fridge
Dark and humid places are the ideal habitat for listeria and E. COLI. Furthermore, the contamination between raw meat and other fresh products can cause enormous bacteria to proliferate. Regularly remove all fruit and vegetables and clean the container carefully using a damp cloth and mild detergent. Repeat the same operation for all compartments and shelves and always make sure that the meat is below all other foods so that any dripping of its liquid does not contaminate the rest of the food.
Adapted and translated by Wiki Avenue Staff