The year 2020 has not turned out to be a good year for the world. The COVID-19 pandemic has taught us many lessons and changed our lifestyles. Up to a large extent this pandemic has also taught us self-dependency. With little to no domestic help a lot of urban working individuals are finding out a quicker way to clean their homes. If you are living in apartments in North Kolkata or in any part of Kolkata, you need to keep your home clean and germ free, especially during the new normal. It has brought a tremendous change in whatever we do today. Most importantly it has changed the way we clean and maintain our houses. Let’s look at how this new normal has affected our cleaning style.
Important requirements for cleaning your home: Alcohol based sanitizers, bleaching powder, phenyl based disinfectants, disposable wipes, masks and gloves.
Follow these steps for a better cleaning experience-
1. Keep a separate sanitising area:
Yes, it must sound strange but you must follow this. Coronavirus is a notorious virus that can reach your home through any medium. It can be through your groceries, newspapers, vegetables or fruits or anything you bring from outside. So it is very important that you assign a separate section for the things you bring from outside and sanitize it before taking them into the house. This pandemic has a got very famous word “quarantine”, so you can even keep the things in quarantine mode for 2-3 days depending upon your usage.
2. Sanitising your rooms:
Rather than merely cleaning your 2 BHK flat in B.T. Road by sweeping, dusting and mopping, try to change your old conventional cleaning style by adopting to the necessity of the new normal. Clean your floors with phenyl and disinfecting liquids. You can also first clean the floor with a floor cleaner then sanitize with a disinfectant. You have to sanitize your table tops, sofas, door, door handles, drawers or any hard surface which are in regular touch.
3. Sanitising your kitchen-
Kitchen is one of the most crucial space of your 3 BHK flat in North Kolkata. Keeping your kitchen clean and hygienic should always be on your top priority list, but you should be extra careful in this matter. Before consuming vegetables or fruits you must soak them in warm water with vinegar or soda for some time and then rinse them properly under running water before use. Use an all-purpose disinfectant or soap with water to clean the kitchen cabinets, platform, sink and other metal or wooden surfaces. To wipe utensils that come in direct contact with the food, use dish washing soaps that have anti-germ properties.
4. Sanitising your bathroom-
Unhygienic bathroom is a store of many infections and diseases. Irrespective of this pandemic you should always keep your bathroom neat and clean. But keeping in mind of this pandemic situation you must put in extra effort to clean your bathroom. Use bathroom cleaners or phenyls that disinfect the floors properly. Wipe other surfaces like wash basins and bathtubs with all-purpose cleaners and wipes.
5. Sanitising yourself-
It sounds funny but you should take it seriously, as mentioned earlier you never know who is carrying the viruses silently and unknowingly transferring it to you. Especially when you travel outside and travel to your work place, or even go to the market, you never know how much bacteria and viruses you must be carrying. So whenever you get home from the market make sure you wash your hands properly with soap. And then take a bath; also do not forget to wash your clothes properly. Also sanitize your wallet your keys and your mobile.
6. Avoid doing these common mistakes-
- Do not keep the doors and windows of your house close while sanitising.
- Avoid combining disinfectants such as bleach and ammonia, these can cause respiratory irritation and release fatal gases.
- Throw away disposable gloves, masks and wipes after use. Do not reuse them.
- Wear aprons or rubber gloves while disinfecting the house.
- Keep children away from disinfectants.
Thus this new normal has taught us adaptability and patience. It has changed our lifestyles up to a larger extent. Staying home, staying safe and maintaining social distance is the best option to be safe in this pandemic. And for staying safe at your apartment in B.T. Road you must follow and adapt to the new cleaning hacks in order to keep yourself and your family safe.