Deep Cleaning and Healthy Tips for the Pandemic


I’m pretty terrible at doing routine deep cleans, but my mom is a professional. Here are some tips beyond the typical “wipe down” that we all usually do.

  • Disinfect light switches, door knobs, and refrigerator doors
  • Empty the fridge and disinfect all shelves; clean the top of your fridge
  • Replace your air filter
  • Dust mini blinds and fans
  • Clean the outside and bottom of your toilet, as well as behind the toilet and the handle
  • Scrub your baseboards
  • Wash hand towels regularly and hand towel racks
  • Wash or beat rugs and leave them for awhile in direct sunlight (unless you think they could fade)
  • Remove all couch cushions and steam clean or vacuum couch
  • Disinfect or wash all baby equipment (exersaucers, pacifiers, high chairs, car seats, toys) as often as possible

To keep healthy my family is also:

  • Taking elderberry vitamins
  • Getting regular sunlight
  • Gargling with lemon water every day
  • Washing our hands with foaming soap
  • Drinking warm drinks (tea)
  • Applying oregano essential oil on the bottoms of our feet twice a day
  • Getting enough sleep
  • Replacing our toothbrushes, shower curtains, and bath mats