Everybody hates the flu, it is such an annoying to have, it just exhausts you mentally and physically. Furthermore, it is a disease that spreads quickly, it only takes one family member to carry it and the others will be infected in no time. The only thing you can do is take some medicine and rest until it passes. But, if you go through it and you don’t want it to return, make sure to clean these 9 things.
1. Remote control
This is a common scenario, you are sick and exhausted, and you need to rest, you probably lay in your couch and watch some TV shows. When you touch the remote, the virus actually sticks onto the remote and knowing that it can survive 24 hours on such surfaces, you might get the flu back quickly after recovering from it. That is why you should consider washing your remote to disinfect it. You don’t need any expensive chemical product, just take a wet cloth and wipe the remote control, and that is it.
Another common scenario, you are sick and exhausted, so you lay down on your bed and use your phone to watch videos or to go through social media, to entertain yourself a bit and to distract yourself from the sickness. Like the remote control process, make sure to wipe your phone using a wet cloth every day.
The virus is known for its surviving abilities on soft surfaces. Sometimes when your partner or child is sick, you try to lay down beside them in bed to offer help, or just when you are sick and laying down on your bed, the virus is already transmitted there, that is why you should clean your bed to prevent it from infecting you or your family members. Make sure to wash your bedsheets at a high temperature to get rid of the virus.
When you are sick you are always on your bed covered with blankets. Cleaning them is crucial if you don’t want the virus to infect your family members, because just like beddings, blankets are soft surfaces and the virus can survive there longer. If your blanket is made out of wool or some kind of fragile material, make sure to put the blankets in plastic bags and completely seal them for 24 to 28 hours to completely kill the virus. But, if your blankets are made of different materials and can survive high-temperature cleaning, then wash them on a high temperature to terminate the virus.