5 Cleaning Hacks for Staying Healthy When Your Family is Sick

*This post was sponsored by Home Depot, all opinions are my own.

Staying healthy when your family is sick isn't an easy task, but our 5 cleaning hacks will help you stay on top of those bugs! Check them out! Keeping your family healthy is not easy any time of the year, but I have found this year extra tough. With the temperatures changing from snow to spring in the same week, everyone seems to be catching a cold. My daughter has had the stomach flu, and my husband was sick with a strange fever that disappeared within twenty four hours. Meanwhile I keep my secret weapons handy.

How To Stay Healthy When Your Family Is Sick

So lucky me, I have not been sick once.  Nope, I didn’t even catch the stomach flu that worked its way around my daughter’s preschool. Are you trying to protect yourself from getting sick when everyone around you is dropping like flies? Here are my secret weapons to be the last one standing!

Keep The Toilet Clean

When you are not feeling well, the bathroom can be a real hazard for germs. Keeping the toilet bowl clean is one of my priorities during cold and flu season. My favorite cleaner is Clorox Toilet Bowl Cleaner Clinging Bleach Gel. I like how the gel clings to the bowl so I can tell that every spot gets clean!

Clean Or Replace Your Toothbrush

Several times a day you load your toothbrush with toothpaste and clean your pearly whites. Your toothbrush is a perfect place for germs to hide, especially if your whole family keeps their toothbrushes in the same place! Try disinfecting your toothbrush in the dishwasher, or if you can, replace them more frequently to keep germs at bay.

Keep Your Cleaning Supplies Stocked

A regular cleaning routine will help keep your family free from illness. Keep your cleaning supplies well stocked to make your life easier to clean quickly. My favorite secret weapon is to keep Clorox Citrus Blend Disinfecting Wipes in key places like the bathroom, the kitchen and near the trashcans so I can disinfect these areas quickly every time I think about it.

Wash Household Items More Often

Don’t forget to stock up on your laundry soap! Washing items like hand towels, bed sheets and kitchen towels more frequently helps keep my family from passing germs back and forth to each other. I realize different people have different tolerances for washing these items, but cold season is definitely the time to wash them more frequently to help keep everyone healthier.

Keep Winter Sludge Outside

I love winter snow and sports that go along with it, but a lot of sludge, salt and yuck come in on our boots and winter gear. I find that by keeping my entryway and mudroom clean and tidy, we all get sick less. Clean away that wet sludge with Pine-Sol Multi-Surface Cleaner. I find it’s the perfect solution for keeping both the underside of my boots, my floor and all of our other surfaces fresh and clean. Then I can keep the germs outside where they belong!

So after reading that article, you may be thinking you need to stock up on a few supplies? I have one last secret just between me and you. Check out Home Depot’s awesome line of cleaning supplies. They carry everything you need to keep your family healthy. I find the selection of cleaners there are all products that get the job done the first time.

So what are your secret weapons to keeping your family healthy when everyone else is getting sick? Tell me in the comments!

18 thoughts on “5 Cleaning Hacks for Staying Healthy When Your Family is Sick”

  1. Great points. We have had a month of husband being sick and now my younger daughter has some bug with fever. Clorox wipes are my favourite thing. They are super handy

  2. I know we always take the extra time to wash things and wipe them down more when someone in our house is sick. It really does help to keep the germs at a minimum.

  3. I keep a good stash of Lysol/Clorox wipes on hand. I clean our toilets weekly. I also have extra toothbrushes on hand to replace after illnesses. Great tips!!!

  4. These are really good suggestions on how to keep sickness at bay. As Mom, I tend to end up with whatever is circling at our house, but it always helps to hit these “hotspots” to try to avoid catching it!

  5. I have sick these past few days. I will tell this to my wife on how she doing for our house and replace our toothbrush

  6. As a mom, it’s really your duty to stay healthy even when the rest of the family is sick. These tips will definitely help! Thanks for sharing these awesome ideas.

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