The Importance of Staying Clean and Sanitized this Holiday Season

The Importance of Staying Clean and Sanitized this Holiday Season

It’s that time of year again! The holidays are upon us and that means it’s time to start thinking about all the things we need to do to prepare for the next couple of months – traveling, baking, parties, and sanitizing. Yes, one of the most important things on your holiday list of things to do should be staying clean and sanitized. With all the holiday get-togethers, travel, and much more, it’s important to make sure you’re doing everything you possibly can to eliminate harmful germs and bacteria and stay healthy.

Here are some simple tips for how to do it.

  1. Cleaners and Sanitizers: One of the best ways to reduce the spread of germs is to regularly clean and disinfect surfaces, both in your home and when you’re out and about. Whether you’re at a party, out shopping for gifts, at a holiday recital, or even at home with family, Alcohol-free hand sanitizers are great for quickly killing germs. Just make sure you’re using a cleaner or wipes that are appropriate for the surface you’re cleaning. For example, glass cleaner shouldn’t be used on granite countertops. When in doubt, err on the side of caution and consult a product’s label for specific guidance.
  2. In the Kitchen: The kitchen is one of the most important places to keep clean, especially during holiday cooking and baking. Be sure to wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water before starting any food prep, and of course, before eating. It’s also a good idea to thoroughly clean countertops and cutting boards before doing any cooking. When you’re finished, remember to clean up any spills or messes right away so that bacteria doesn’t have a chance to grow.
  3. When Traveling: If you’ll be traveling this holiday season, there are definitely a few extra steps you’ll want to take in order to keep yourself healthy. First, pack some travel-sized hand sanitizer and wipes so you can clean surfaces like airplane armrests and tray tables. It’s also a good idea to pack your own snacks so you don’t have to rely on airport food options. And finally, be sure to drink plenty of water to stay hydrated – dehydration can weaken your immune system and make you more susceptible to illness. 

By following these simple tips, you can help reduce the spread of germs this holiday season and stay healthy all winter long!

So, don’t forget to pack your hand sanitizer, stock up on surface cleaner, and wash those hands!