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5 Tips from Teachers on Germs

Now that the kiddos are physically back in school, we can knock so many more items off the daily to do list, but there is one “to do” that we must be sure to add, disinfecting! In this post, I will be sharing ways to keep bacteria and viruses at bay in the household and also will be revealing one item that is always #1 on teacher’s lists for keeping the germs to a minimum in the classroom.

This post is sponsored by Clorox and Publix. The opinions and text are all mine.

Keep Door Knobs Clean

Every time you touch an object or shake someone’s hand, you are probably picking up bacteria and potentially viruses too. Did you know that we are estimated to have around 1,500 bacteria living on each square centimeter of skin on our hands. I’ve never really put much thought to it, but when my teacher friend told me about how she religiously wipes down door knobs in the classroom and school bathrooms to minimize the transfer of germs, I realized that I should probably be doing this at home.

Lunchrooms Are Breeding Grounds

If you think about it, lunch time is one routine in the school day where all of the kiddos congregate. On top of that, they are putting their hands to their mouths as they eat, and then possibly horsing around and touching each other. While it would be hard to protect your child from any bacteria that is passed physically, you can target the bacteria that may have infected your child’s lunchbox and utensils. Be sure to disinfect their lunchbox daily if your child takes a lunch to school.

Digital Schooling

With the onset of COVID, many families are homeschooling through digital devices. My son is back in the classroom but they use iPads for learning. His iPad comes home daily and his teacher recommends that we disinfect. Regardless of in the classroom or out, be sure to keep your kid’s digital devices disinfected.

Disinfecting and Cleaning are 2 Different Things

It’s important to note that cleaning a surface by simply removing dirt and particles is not the same thing as disinfecting it to kill viruses and bacteria. While cleaning high-traffic surfaces to remove dust and debris is a necessary step of cleaning your home, you still need to disinfect those surfaces to prevent bacteria and viruses. There are many products you can use to simply clean hard surfaces, such as soapy water or vinegar, but there is one product that is #1 recommended by teachers and that is Clorox.

Stock Your Pantry With Clorox

Based on TeacherLists, the leading platform for K-12 school supply lists in the US, Clorox Disinfecting Wipes are teachers #1 wipes. I keep several containers stashed around the house in bathrooms and in the kitchen for easy access. Clorox empowers, when it counts, to protect what’s truly important to me, my family. If you want to take precautionary measures to protect your family, head on over to Publix or Publix.com and grab the Extra Savings flyer to get a little discount on your Clorox purchase!

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