Don’t Forget to Clean Doorknobs, Handles, and Switches

Don't Forget to Clean Doorknobs, Handles, and Switches

Happy Tuesday! Our Blog post today is just a reminder for your do not forget to clean knobs, handles, and switches when cleaning your house.

We all do our best to keep our house clean and “free of germs”, but most of us neglect some places that are more susceptible to accumulate and proliferate germs.

In fact, places such as doorknobs, handles, switches, toilet flush valves, and bed rails, for example, are great sources of contamination.

We don’t think much about it, but many people are constantly touching them with clean or dirty hands.

Therefore, our tip for today is to pay attention to these important places and add them to your cleaning checklist.

How to clean high-touch surfaces?

Don't Forget to Clean Doorknobs, Handles, and Switches

If you are wondering what you can use to clean them, we will give you two suggestions:

  1. Natural disinfectant
  2. Vinegar Spray

Because doorknobs, handles, switches, and valves are made from different materials, we recommend you to spot-test the cleaner of your choice to the different materials to make sure it won’t damage them.

DIY natural Disinfectant:

  1. Pour 2 cups of water into a spray bottle
  2. Add 20 drops of tea tree oil to the water bottle. Tea tree oil is a naturally-occurring essential oil with anti-fungal properties
  3. Add 2 tbsp of White Vinegar, as the acidic qualities in the vinegar help to kill germs and reduce microbial growth
  4. Add 1/2 Tbsp of natural liquid dish soap. This helps to add a little more punch. Shake well.
  5. Spray some of the mixture directly to doorknobs, handles, toilet flush valves, etc. Use a soft microfiber cloth to wipe them out. You can also spray the mixture on the cloth and then wipe the surfaces down.

DIY Vinegar Spray:

1 multi-purpose spray bottle
1 cup distilled white vinegar
A few drops of essential oil of your preference
As mentioned in step #5 of the natural disinfectant, spray the solution to the surfaces and wipe them down with a soft microfiber cloth.

Overall, we strongly recommend properly cleaning and sanitizing high-touch surfaces on a regular basis.

Leave us some comments! We would love to hear your opinion about it!

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