Schools will reopen soon, so it’s time to take action to make sure your home is clean, safe, and ready to take on the school year. Tackling it all this time of year can be overwhelming, but the R&S Team has got your back. Follow these easy cleaning tips to make sure your kids get back into the swing of school as smoothly as possible by avoiding germs this school year.

Know what areas to focus on

We all want to clean more often to make sure our kids are safe from germs and viruses, but cleaning with such frequency can be tiring. Thus, cleaning soft surfaces, like carpet, upholstery, and drapery about once a week with a vacuum will help fight off dirt and germs. Then be sure to focus on cleaning and disinfecting high-touch surfaces, such as tables, chairs, doorknobs, handrails, light switches, remotes, toilet seats, and sinks with more frequency. Cleaning these daily will help keep bacteria and germs out of your household. Get a few extra tips and tricks for using household disinfectants properly from our latest blog!

Embrace good practices

Another good way to prevent germs from spreading in your house is to not allow them in. How? Check out these simple ways you can keep germs where they belong:

  1. Make manageable changes to your everyday routine: have your kids leave their shoes and backpacks at the door. Then spray those items with Lysol to make sure they are clean and ready for school the next day.
  2. When your kids get home, wash their clothes ASAP. Washing their clothes right away is the best way to make sure germs don’t spread from your kids’ clothes to the surfaces in your home.
  3. Keep hand sanitizers close. Before eating, playing a game, or any other activity, make sure you apply hand sanitizer or thoroughly wash your hands.
  4. After cleaning, discard the gloves and mask that you were wearing, or wash them if they are reusable.

Bonus Tip: Teach best practices to kids

It’s important that children are aware of simple cleaning practices that they can do themselves! Simply having them wipe down their school supplies after school can help ensure they stay healthy during the school year. Binders, pens, and electronics can be cleaned with alcohol-based spray and a dry towel or wipes with at least 70% alcohol, so they are disinfected and ready to be used again the next day!

Ready for your kids to go back to school? Use these simple tips to help you create better and safer cleaning practices for your family during the school year. If you need a professional deep clean, schedule a R&S cleaning today to get your house sparkly clean! 970.945.7591