9+ high-touch spots to clean right now

I am pretty sure that by this time next year we will all have a serious routine going to reduce the spread of germs! Here is some basic info about our disinfection measures as well as a list of high-touch areas that you should be cleaning on a regular basis. I will include a list of extras at the end, because I don't have kids and it would be creepy to ask my neighbor if I could take pictures of their kids bunks.

Types of disinfectants we use

At Queendom, we use two types of disinfectants (and always have). We use 70% isopropyl alcohol in homes (it is virucidal, and when diluted lower than 50% in concentration, cidal activity is severely reduced), and we currently use Zep Antibacterial Disinfectant in our commercial and office settings (Zep Antibacterial Disinfectant is effective when using against viruses similar to the 2019-nCoV).

Don't forget to do your research when you are looking for the right product for your home or business! You will want to make sure you understand how to use the product so that it has the proper dwell time to do its job (they usually require full saturation of the surface as well!). 

Additional measures

In addition to the products we use, we strictly employ some additional measures to prevent spreading germs from home to home. I have posted these on our website, on Facebook, and sent the details in an email recently. Here is the summary, plus additional notes. 

Below are 9+ high touch-points you should clean right now.

1. Light switches (lol, duh!)

You are about to become very, very familiar with every inch of your house, kinda like we are!

2. Walls & Railings

Don't forget about your walls, think about the areas that people tend to lean on or run their hands along while going through your home/office.

3. The Thermostat Etc.

Find all the buttons.

4. Alarm Panels, Door Locks and Doors

We don't just touch a door handle or lock. We touch a lot of other random space too, including the door frame, areas of the door itself, and of course the entire length of the wall (kid height and adult height!).

5. Closet, Cupboard, Pantry Handles/Knobs

Interestingly enough, there are a lot of freaking door knobs in this tiny house.

6. Taps, sinks, counters

I like to keep a small bottle of cleaner in each cabinet and a few clean cloths. I spray and wipe these down several times a day – year round. So SHINY! (don't zoom in).

7. Arm of the couch, chairs backs.

Mostly I just wanted you to see my awesome couch again. Nobody ever sits here, but if they did, I'd be hitting it with some 70% after they left! Think chair backs, couch and chair arms, places your tiny children tend to lick and snuggle.

8. The remote and your cell phone!

Have not yet disinfected dog.

More surfaces to clean

Here is where I stopped trying to edit photos and upload them because ugh, technology.

  • The edge of the kitchen table
  • Your coffee tables and bedside tables
  • Lamp switches
  • High chairs
  • Rungs – is that a real word
  • Bunk bed rails and ladders
  • Garage door
  • Gate handle
  • Keyboard and mouse
  • Any other panels or clusters of buttons
  • Kids toys
  • Banisters

More importantly

YOUR HANDS! Never have I felt like such an upstanding citizen with my incredibly clean hands!

Alright so that's it. I love to spot clean my house on a daily basis. I take my mini bottle of alcohol (has some essential oils in it) around and spritz and wipe. I do it way more often when someone is sick in the house. It is very useful for cleaning up hairballs too (from the cat, of course).

I hope you are all OK out there

I hope you are all doing okay out there. We are taking each day as it comes and trying to do what seems right at the time. We will do as our government directs us when the time comes. Don't feel bad about making choices that make you feel safer. We will see you all soon, like tomorrow (I am calling all clients to review our procedure and get confirmations that you want us and that we have all done our due diligence as I listed above), or fingers crossed, two weeks from now!

THANK YOU!

Love Jen.