Category: Weekly Disinfecting

Update

I’m writing this post to say that for now I won’t be doing the weekly disinfecting bit. It’s given me a feeling of restriction, it’s not to say that I may not continue with such posts. It might also mean that I might delete the weekly disinfecting posts at some point in time so that I don’t even need to think about it, but I’m just putting this out there.

I’m also going to start working on something else for myself outside of this blog, which might mean that I’ll have a little less time to dedicate to writing here. I intend to keep my blog, but there’s a chance that I may be less active on it, we shall see.

Weekly Calendar of Areas to Disinfect

Week 4:

Kitchen: Lunch Boxes

This weeks’ selection of areas to disinfect is a pretty boring one of lunch boxes/bags, but it’s just a task as are all the others, but it’s also the last item in the kitchen category, the next area to tackle will be restrooms which will be coming up in the next few weeks items. For the lunch boxes and bags I normally wash them with soap and hot water and then a wipe with disinfecting wipes. For that matter I’m adding in reusable water bottles to my disinfecting list of items and you can feel free to disinfect these items as well or not depending on what you prefer.

Link to the post with information about the purpose of this weekly calendar of areas to disinfect: Starting a Little Weekly Calendar of Areas to Disinfect.

Weekly Calendar of Areas to Disinfect

Week 3:

Kitchen: General Kitchen Surfaces

This week will consist of a simple basic list of rather easy areas around the kitchen to disinfect and that would likely be sufficiently disinfected by just using antibacterial wipes:

  1. Kitchen counters
  2. Stove knobs
  3. Microwave handles
  4. Refrigerator handles

Link to the post with information about the purpose of this weekly calendar of areas to disinfect: Starting a Little Weekly Calendar of Areas to Disinfect.

 

 

Weekly Calendar of Areas to Disinfect

Week 2:

Kitchen: Coffee Maker

This week is for the coffee maker. I’m no expert on how to clean coffee makers so I’ll give you a link to an article on how to clean a coffee maker instead: How to Clean a Coffee Maker for Faster, Better Coffee. As for myself I may follow the instructions given in this article or I may just buy a new coffee maker because ours is quite old and I would feel happier with a fresh, clean new coffee maker, I’ve yet to decide.

 

Link to the post with information about the purpose of this weekly calendar of areas to disinfect: Starting a Little Weekly Calendar of Areas to Disinfect.

Starting a Little Weekly Calendar of Areas to Disinfect

I’m basing the weekly tasks off of the list that I had posted before (link here), which I based on another article The Nine Dirtiest Spots in Your Home. This is as much for myself as for you reader, I’ll just try to post a weekly task to be disinfected around the home with the purpose of lessening the amount of germs hanging around the home so that hopefully all our families would in turn suffer from less sick days as a byproduct of the disinfecting routine. I know that the blogger Fly Lady does something similar but with weekly/daily cleaning tasks, mine will rather focus on keeping the most germy areas of the home a little less germy.

The purpose of it being weekly is because we all have different schedules and having a weekly schedule makes it easier to fit in a time for the task in a way that suits each of us.

Week 1:

Kitchen: Dish sponges/rags/bushes, cutting boards, and the kitchen sink

How I might go about this task: start with a general scrub/wipe-down/rinse of the kitchen sink, then boil up some hot water. Plug the sink with the stopper to hold the boiled water, pour a small amount of bleach for disinfecting, add the sponges, rags, and brushes to the water to allow them to be disinfected as well. After the water has had a moment to cool down, let the water empty back down the drain and do a second scrub/wipe-down/rinse of the sink with the use of the cleaned kitchen brushes, a little dish soap, and water. Last, plug and refill the sink once more with hot water, a little soap, and a small capful of bleach (alternatively can pour some lemon juice and/or vinegar if you want to go a more green/eco friendly route) then soak all the cutting boards in this mixture as long as desired, let the sink empty, rinse the boards and the disinfected area for the week is done.

 

I meant for the first week to be started on the Sunday that’s coming up, but I wanted to put this post up early for the purpose of being able to use it as a link when I post the rest of the disinfecting areas in the weeks to come.