Saturday, February 29, 2020

Pandemic Pantry ~ Give Those Germs the Ol' Heave Ho

With all the news about the Coronavirus, I thought I'd write a series of posts on how to best prepare for what may come our way. In Wednesday's post, we discussed what we should squirrel away in our medicine cabinets. In Thursday's post, we opened our kitchen cupboards and took account of what we needed.

Today, let's roll up our sleeves and tackle what we may need to keep our homes tidy and germ free.

What might we need if we are quarantined at home for 30 days?

Reports have stated that the Coronavirus may be viable on surfaces for 5 days.  Let's do our best to wipe our counters, doorknobs, cell phones, computers, kitchens, bathrooms, etc with germ killing products.

 Lysol and similar products - liquids, sprays, and wipes

Comet and similar products

Window/Glass Cleaner

Bathroom cleaning products

Bleach

Vinegar

Sponges, Brushes, Rags, & Paper Towels

Broom, Swiffer, Vacuum Cleaner

Trash Bags

I know there is more to add to this list but for the life of me, I can't think of them at the moment. If you'd like to add to my pandemic household cleaning cupboard, please let me know what else you would include!

Sharing again - I found an excellent source of up-to-date information on the Coronavirus that is easy to understand.  The YouTube channel is by Dr John Campbell. Dr Campbell is a clinical nurse, medical teacher, and author from Northern England who is posting daily updates and information via YouTube. I have found these videos so informative and interesting!

12 comments:

  1. Hi Gina~

    I think your list looks really wonderful. Ii feel that just normal cleanliness, lots of hand-washing, and just common sense. One thing I try to practice at all times...I never put my purse on the floor. But, if by chance my purse does end up on the floor, I put it on the floor in the backseat on the way home, and the minute I get home I clean it with a disinfecting wipe, and I never put it on the counter. Just think about how many germs are on the bottom of peoples feet when they sit at a dinning table at a restaurant or a theater, I don't want that on my counter! I also think that people need to stay home when they don't feel well...just stay home. So far this winter I haven't even gotten the sniffles (knock on wood) but that could change in a heartbeat. I also think eating a healthy diet is a must, especially for older folks and young children.

    Enough of my soapbox... ;0) Thanks for the prayers...you are always in mine too. Love you XOXO

    Hugs and Love,
    Barb

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    1. Thank you, Barb for reminding us about purses on the floor. Yikes! Thank you for your prayers!! ♥

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  2. I am adding to my shopping list, I always keep sanitizers with me and when I go shopping I use the wipes as I pick my cart up, also I wipe my food purchases before putting away! Thanks for all the wonderful advise. Dh and I are being extra careful since his surgery! have a blessed day,
    Hugs,
    Sue

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    1. Sue, I never thought about wiping off my food purchases before putting them in the cupboard! I do wash my fruit/vegetables before eating them. xo

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  3. Thank you for the helpful information...from both you and from those who comment here.

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    1. You are very welcome! Thank you for visiting and commenting too! Very nice to meet you!

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  4. I usually have all those on hand so I am actually good in this department :)
    Have a great week!

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    1. I usually do too, Connie, but I notice that I do need more comet! :-)

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  5. Great ideas, Gina, and I liked reading the comments. I always wash anything, including pineapples, avocados, lemons etc., that I need to cut into. You never know where they’ve been or who touched them.

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    1. Kitty, my husband just pops things in his mouth. I always remind him to wash them but he just does his thing. ♥

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  6. Another great list! In addition to what you listed, I keep baking soda on hand. It can be used in cleaning many items.

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    1. Robin, I have it on my grocery list. I had forgotten about the cleaning elements of baking soda. Thank you for the reminder!

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