Sanitation Tips – Quarantine Edition
Staying safe during COVID-19 is a prevalent topic in today’s society. With numbers rising every day, people are finding out more ways to prevent the spread of the disease. Every single precaution should be taken to minimize the spread. This ranges from wearing masks while grocery shopping, keep hand sanitizer handy, and making sure your household is not only clean but healthy. Just like the people working during this pandemic, It is essential to practice good personal hygiene and cleanliness of your surroundings to combat this virus. Here at City Wide Cleaning Services we have compiled a few tips on how to get the job done as efficiently as possible.
Clean a little bit every day
A major way to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 is by cleaning! Although cleaning everyday can seem like a hassle, it can also bring a peace of mind during these stressful times. That does not mean you have to stress over it, but giving attention to stuff this helpful tip will pay off! This does not mean cleaning your entire house from floor to wall every day or hour, but creating a routine to help you manage is doable. You can start by focusing on high-touch surfaces such as doorknobs, light switches, tabletops, the TV remote, keyboards, and most importantly your cell phone. By simply spraying these with disinfectant, you can kill millions of germs and dangerous bacteria. Another useful tip when starting your cleaning routine could be by doing your laundry more often or vacuuming the room you sit in the most.
Your bathroom needs extra attention
One of the most important rooms to clean in a household is the bathroom. Bathrooms deserve more attention than some of your other living spaces because of how often they are used. Not only are they used to handle business, but also to freshen up and bathe as well.
Nowadays, while staying home during quarantine, we find ourselves using this home more often than usual. Therefore, it is vital to wipe down as many surfaces as possible, ranging from mirrors, sinks and counters, the shower or tub area, and last but not least, the toilet. These appliances are high risks for containing germs because of frequent use. However, the germs can be combated by simply wiping down these surfaces with the necessary cleaning products followed by disinfectant. So, for now, when you’re creating your cleaning schedule make sure to take precautionary measures and clean your bathroom.
Do laundry frequently
Many medical professionals suggest changing your clothes and washing them frequently to reduce the spread of any possible germs that have been brought in from outside. Even though most of us are spending most of our days indoors, aside from the occasional walk or essential grocery store trip, switching up your outfit is important. Just like one use masks can easily pick up germs, wearing clothes can do the same. Changing clothes or even finding the motivation to put on an actual cohesive outfit can seem insignificant, every little thing counts. Doing frequent laundry will ultimately remove the virus as any standard detergent has the strength to kill germs. Setting aside at least one day a week to do laundry is very important during quarantine.
Consider Creative Ways to Deliver Your Product or Service
With social distancing in full swing, businesses are having to shift their operations of business to remain open to the public and continue to offer their products or services for purchase. Restaurants are offering curbside delivery while retail stores are offering curbside pickup for online orders. Several businesses have shifted to solely online operations to avoid any personal contact between employees and customers. While this is the new normal for businesses operating during Covid-19, the personal interaction between employees and customers that once existed has gone completely obsolete.
Other small businesses and mom and pop shops cannot rely solely on online services to run their operations. While this new way of business may be enough for restaurants to remain in business, smaller brick and mortar stores need more personal interaction. When your business model thrives off of intimate engagement, you need to develop a creative way to make this happen virtually so that you keep in line with CDC guidelines.
Necker’s Toyland, a toy store in Simsbury, Connecticut, that’s been in business since 1948, had to get creative when they realized their business model succeeded off of personally interacting with their customers. The small company decided to use technology to their advantage by offering a FaceTime browsing option, virtually walking kids around the store, so they can pick out something that’ll keep them busy during quarantine. This method of operating keeps them in line with CDC guidelines as well as keeps them top of mind as a toy store business.
Depending on what your business model may be, it is important to consider the value of virtually interacting with your customers. Customers rarely walk into a business and know exactly what they are going to purchase without question or hesitation. The purchasing process relies heavily on dialogue, inquisitions, and a positive experience in the establishment. With this being said, to remain relevant and competitive in this new industry, your business must find a creative way to mimic the experience that customers have when they walk into your store. For service-oriented businesses, such as gyms or museums, this might look like offering live classes or tours to engage your customers and retain active participation and membership.
Clean spaces increase productivity
As a result of the stay-at-home orders, a great deal of the companies have emplaced remote working policies. Many employees are now creating makeshift offices at home and expected to produce the same as if they were just in the office. Having a clean workspace not only increased productivity but can also have health benefits.
On average a cluttered workspace results in wasted time. With many different things around, it is easy to find your work items disorganized and being distracted by nonwork elements. Also, a clean workspace improves mental and physical health. The visual appearance of a tidy workspace reduces stress that can lead to distractions, fatigue, and even depression. On the other hand, routinely cleaning high touch surfaces such as keyboards and desktops will reduce the spread of germs. Keyboards are one of the highest-touch surfaces in a household. In term, there are many opportunities to spread highly contagious viruses whether the computer or laptop is shared or not.
Wash your hands frequently
You’ve already heard it many times, but I will repeat it once more, wash your hands frequently! The number one easiest way to practice good personal hygiene during these times is to lather your hands frequently with water and soap for at least 20 seconds.
If soap is not readily available the CDC recommends using hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol, this is sufficient enough to kill germs and viruses that could have been picked up from the outside. Finally, avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands, these are the areas of the body that germs enter the body the easiest.
Turn to the professionals
To make life a little easier City Wide Cleaning Services is here to assist your quest for cleanliness. Our years of experienced staff have the tools and knowledge to sanitize every inch of your home and workspace, so you have more time for what matters.
As an organization we have taken extra precautions to ensure our services are at its absolute best to avoid bringing in and removing germs from your house. Our unmatched, cutting-edge, UV-C cleaning technology optimizes the time it takes to clean while also going green. So be sure to contact us today for a free custom quote and learn more about how we can help you ease your nerves during these stressful times!