We are on Part Two of our cleaning house for Flu and Cold Season. Yesterday we cleaned nasty doorknobs and light switches. Today we are hanging out in the kitchen. The kitchen is the heart of the home and in it lurks many things that can get pretty germy without busy moms evens noticing.
Let’s Get Started
- Replace kitchen sponges or sanitize the ones you are currently using by washing thoroughly then microwaving for a few seconds or running with through a few cycle with a load of dishes.
- The Kitchen Faucet- I like to call this gadget the King of Hidden Germs. It really should be sanitized after each meal prep and at the end of the day. AND! Any time you work with raw meat of any kind! I use anti-bacterial wipes many times as well as plain old white vinegar and rags. These rags go directly into a bin that houses kitchen towels and are washed on the highest hot water level with borax or bleach depending one what they were used for that week.
- The Fronts- Sanitize the fronts and handles of everything frequently used in the kitchen, especially the microwave and the refrigerator. As much as we would like to think our children and significant others wash their hands before entering our sacred kitchen, that is probably not the case. During Flu and Cold season it is particularly handy to have those antibacterial wipes or a spray bottle of vinegar to wipe down everything at the end of the day in this busy zone.
I know I keep repeating every day on these items, but it is much better than missing work, dealing with sick family members, or trying to nurse yourself ( as a busy mom) back to health with a full schedule as usual.
I do not live in a dream world. In this day and age the world expects mothers, even when ill, to still function at full throttle at all times. But that is an editorial piece that opens lots of cans of worms and I just am too busy to go there right now.