Some people might be asking what are the things that they should be cleaning during this pandemic. Are there any special things that I should be doing? The answer is yes there are certain things that you should be doing more frequently but there is also no need to obsess over it either. Many people went out to the store and bought disinfectant and started to obsess over cleaning everything in their home. Although you have the right intention this also causes high anxiety amongst many people.
Do I need to clean everything every day?
Many of us have been obsessively cleaning every day due to high anxiety over the COVID-19 virus. We understand that cleaning has become a high priority in your home and that you want to keep it germ-free as much as you can. The reality of it all is that you can’t prevent germs from entering your home. Cleaning everything every day is not something that is sustainable for a person to do. The best thing to do is to focus on cleaning the surface areas that get used and touched the most.
What should I be cleaning during this pandemic?
It is not recommended to clean everything every day because you can eventually develop a compulsive cleaning disorder. The best thing to do is to do target hygiene which is only cleaning the things that get touched and used the most such as:
- Cell Phone
- Computer (keyboard and mouse)
- Light Switches
- Door Knobs
- Counters and Tabletops
- Appliance surfaces
- Bathroom fixtures and toilets
These are some of the most common places that you would want to sanitize on a daily basis. Of course, if you have young children that put certain toys in their mouths make sure those surfaces get washed with soap and water. You don’t want to wipe down your child’s toys with harsh chemicals so they can be ingested. Also, always be conscious of how high your anxiety can get. During this time we encourage you to look for ways to reduce your stress and anxiety such as meditating or exercising even if it’s just for a couple of minutes a day. Of course, the best way to reduce anxiety is to get a massage so to book us or get more information visit our website.