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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 help keep bacteria and viruses at bay in the household and also will be revealing one item that is always #1 on teacher’s lists to help keep the germs to a minimum in the classroom.

This post is sponsored by Clorox. The text and opinions 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 nearly 80 percent of illness-causing germs are spread by your 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 help 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 germs that may have been left on your child’s lunchbox. Be sure to disinfect the outside of their lunchbox daily if your child takes lunch to school (only use on hard plastic lunchboxes and always use as directed).

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 tablet comes home daily and his teacher recommends that we disinfect it (*Always follow manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning and disinfecting of electronics.)

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 remove and kill bacteria and viruses. There are many products you can use to simply clean hard surfaces, such as soapy water or vinegar, but there is only one product that is most recommended by teachers, and that is Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes.

Stock Your Pantry With Clorox

Based on TeacherLists, the leading platform for K-12 school supply lists in the US, Clorox Disinfecting Wipes are Teacher’s #1 Wipe. 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 and my family. If you want to take precautionary measures to help protect your home, head on over to Publix or Publix.com to grab your favorite scent of Clorox Disinfecting Wipes!

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