The cold and flu viruses cannot be killed by spraying a water based solution into the air. Raise your hand if you agree that the flu virus is a fact of life that not even the flu shot can always stop. There are, however, everyday things we can do to prevent the cold and flu viruses from spreading in our homes.
Our homes are more polluted than the outside air. We spray toxins, we cook, and we live in an enclosed space for many hours. These spaces are rarely aired out so we have to take a personal and active approach to not spreading what we may have brought in from the outside. So, how do we do that? Try these simple techniques!
How Do I Stop The Cold And Flu Viruses?
- Light switches,
- toilet handles,
- fridge doors,
- door handles,
- computer keyboards,
- remote controls,
- and car door handles.
However, you can’t just spray a cleaner on a remote or a keyboard because you may damage the electronic device with a water based cleaner. We recommend using disinfectant wipes for these areas.
Here’s an easy, time-management tip to help you stay healthy: The average commercial break of your favorite TV show is 2.5 minutes. If you took just one wipe, you could easily wipe off many of those uncommon cleaning items within commercial breaks. How is easy and fast is that? And, you may just save your family from catching a really nasty illness...all within a short commercial break!
Make a spray disinfectant and keep it handy (not under the kitchen sink). Just like an air freshener, if you keep a small spray bottle of homemade disinfectant out (along with some wipes) you are more likely to use it more often. No one really thinks to disinfect until the virus has already hit someone in the house. Why wait? Disinfect before someone in your family actually catches the virus!
Tea tree oil, vinegar, and water make a great disinfectant. If the tea tree oil is too potent, then add your favorite essential oil scent. (Mine is eucalyptus).