Germs are everywhere – we know this. But with two kids, over the years I have realized just how hard it is to get rid of them. Why? They are hiding from me. That and the fact that some of our kids things are so difficult to clean. Especially during cold and flu season, it’s important we keep the things our children use everyday as clean as possible.
Here are a few reminders of the pesky places germs can hide in your kids things and a few tips to get them clean.
5 Pesky Places Germs Hide In Our Kids Stuff
1. Game Controllers. We love to play games but these electronic controllers hold just as many germs as the TV remote. Don’t forget to clean it! A quick wipe down with Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes, will do the trick. These wipes kill 99.9% of Viruses* and Bacteria as well as Staph, E. Coli, Salmonella, Strep!
2. Stuffed Animals. This is a tricky thing to get cleaned properly. Toss it in a pillow case and sprinkle it with baking soda. Tie the bag and put him in the dryer for 30 minutes.
3. Cell Phones + Tablets. I think so often these electronics get overlooked. Are there many more things we touch on a daily basis as much as our phone? Remember to take the cases off and clean them. We just spray it down with Clorox® Clean Up Spray and give it a good scrubbing.
With the phone itself, you must be a little more careful obviously, so we just damply spray a paper towel with the same Clorox® Clean Up Spray and wipe gently. (This has Smart Tube Technology® so you can spray every last drop!)
4. Toys, toys, toys. With the amount of toys in our home that are played with each day, we have so much to clean! We have a good time giving our toys “baths” in the kitchen sink. Make it fun! In the summer we often go outside to give all the cars and trucks a car wash with soapy water.
5. Backpacks. When you think about it, this is something that is rarely cleaned but is in contact with many different people at your school. It also probably sits on the floor a lot. Clorox® Disinfectant Spray can easily sanitize fabrics just by spraying it on. On the weekend, remove everything from the back pack, give it a good spray and let it dry.
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