It's Sunday, Not a Funday... lol
But seriously, Sunday is a good day to take the time to clean and sanitize your "sanitization station" and your home. Although, we should be cleaning and sanitizing regularly, I have a suspicion not everyone is.
If you have a sanitization station:
Go through your masks. Launder or replace cloth masks; pitch and replace the paper masks.
Refill your sanitizers, including the travel size you and your household are walking around with.
Clean & disinfect the area because everyone has been touching everything
Check your disinfectant spray to see if you're running low, and place on your grocery list. TIP: Add a spray bottle of rubbing alcohol when you're out of disinfectant spray OR use it as your new DIY disinfectant.
If you do NOT have a sanitization station:
Pick the best location, nearest to the entrance.
Find a small tray you're going to place the items on. TIP: I happened to get rid of a box of shoes, so I kept the lid to use as a tray.
Make sure there is a disinfectant spray, hand sanitizer, a mask for each person in the household, and gloves. Place any extras and refills in the drawer if you're using a table, or in a small bin in the entry closet.
Go through it weekly for replacement and refill needs.
Make It a Routine
Clean and disinfect on a regular basis.
The items touched the most are to be done daily: door knobs, light switches, remote controls, phones, handles, etc.
Deep clean each room weekly. Delegate rooms to other people in the household. If alone, you could still do it all in a morning, or break it up into Saturday and Sunday mornings.
Once you make it a routine, it gets easier because there won't be as much dirt to clean!
A memory: Every Saturday, my Mom would wake up at her usual 6a.m., to have her coffee and have a moment for herself. By 9am, my Dad and I had to be awake to help her clean the apartment. I had to clean up my room, my Dad cleaned the Living Room (except for vacuuming because my Mom didn't think he was thorough enough), and the last person to take a shower, had to clean the tub. We were done by 11am... plenty of time to go out and visit my Grandparents.
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