Living in a house full of boys is like living in a germ factory. During the school year, especially during cold and flu season, my first words to them when they get off the school bus are, “How was your day? Go wash your hands!” I’m extra paranoid since our youngest has asthma which happens to be induced anytime he gets a cold, so I try my best to protect him. Because of this, I’m always looking for ways to keep things clean and sanitized as well as I can.
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by The Home Depot. All opinions are my own.
My go to germ killers this season have been Clorox Antibacterial wipes and Clorox Clean-Up All Purpose Cleaner with Bleach which I bought at The Home Depot. (I picked up a refill too.) The wipes are super convenient for quick wipe-downs of surfaces like doorknobs, countertops, and any other nonporous surface little hands might touch. The All Purpose Cleaner with Bleach is awesome for deeper cleaning of sinks and bathtubs, countertops, and more.
If you know me, then you know our home is rarely tidy. Jonah is like a little human tornado and it pretty much always looks like a burglar has ransacked the house. But despite the mess, I can at least make sure that underneath all of that, things are sanitary and germ-free. I always tell myself that in a few years when they’re all grown up, I will miss the mess. (And who are we kidding, I’m as messy as they are!)
The wipes are also perfect for all of those little handprints that magically appear all over our stainless steel appliances every day. Plus, they kill 99.9% of bacteria and viruses and remove common allergens around your home, which gives this mama some peace of mind.
You can also wipe down remotes, toys, and clean up car spills with them. I love that they disinfect and deodorize without bleach (and let’s face it, with 3 boys, I need all of the “deodorizing” I can get!).
As for the Clean-Up All Purpose Cleaner with Bleach, it removes tough stains on contact (which we have plenty of in this house), kills 99.9% of germs, disinfects and deodorizes. It can be used on a variety of different surfaces indoors and outdoors, and it has Smart Tube technology in the bottle that guarantees you will spray every last drop so none of it will go to waste.
While I love creating a beautiful home that reflects our style and allows me to use my creativity through making things and decorating, it’s just as important to me that we keep our surroundings germ-free. Ultimately, I just want to do whatever I can to keep our family healthy, and this is an easy way to protect everyone from germs and illness. You can pick up these Clorox products at The Home Depot (and if you’re like me, you’re there multiple times a week so it should be convenient to grab while you’re there!).