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Reduce Seasonal Illnesses By Cleaning Your Home

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At Keepsake, we’re firm believers in the role that creating a healthy living environment can play in promoting wellness. As winter sets in and the cold and flu season takes its toll, maintaining a clean and sanitized home becomes more critical than ever. In this blog post, we’ll delve into the reasons why cleaning your home during cold and flu season is one of the best things you can do to protect your household from illnesses this winter.

1.  Virus Prevention Starts at Home

When the cold weather hits, many of us find ourselves spending a bit more time at home. With viruses like the flu and common cold spreading easily, our homes can become a breeding ground for illnesses. Regular cleaning of frequently-touched surfaces can help you and your family stay healthier throughout the winter. We recommend using a disinfectant spray to wipe down door knobs, countertops, cabinets, light switches, and faucets.

2.  Consistency is Key

Maintaining a consistent level of cleanliness goes a long way when it comes to battling seasonal illnesses. Forming regular cleaning habits and schedules help maintain a hygienic environment, preventing the build-up of germs and bacteria.

Finding things to occupy your mind while you clean can help make it more enjoyable. We like to listen to podcasts or call a friend to chat. 

3.  Sometimes You Need to Deep Clean

Sometimes life gets busy. When you’re in survival mode, it can be easy to cut corners and when it comes to cleaning. Over time those neglected areas may impact your health. Your body will thank you if you periodically get to those not so fun places, like refrigerators, ovens, toilets, sinks, and tubs. Dusting and vacuuming will also improve your home’s air quality.

4.  Less Stress, Better Health

A clean and organized home has psychological benefits as well. Clutter and mess can contribute to stress, which in turn can weaken the immune system. The act of cleaning also gets your body moving, which releases endorphins and promotes happiness.

Click here to read our article on the mental health benefits of a clean home.

With short days and snowy weather, winters in Minnesota can be tough. Illnesses frequently running through your household pose an added challenge. While it’s not possible to stop yourself from getting sick all season long, keeping your home clean serves as the first line of defense. We hope these tips help make your winter healthier and more enjoyable!

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