You’ve been told to stay home in order to keep away from the novel coronavirus, but you may still have to work or go out to the grocery store or pharmacy to pick-up an essential item for your family. How do you keep the virus from invading your safe space? Here, we’ll give you 5 tips for how to clean and keep coronaviruses out of your home.
5 Tips for Keeping Coronavirus Out of Your Home
1. Designate one person to run errands.
During the quarantine, the fewer family members that interact with the outside world, the safer your home will be from the virus. Designate one person to run the errands (like going to the grocery store and picking up prescriptions from the pharmacy) to one person.
2. Wash your hands regularly.
Washing your hands is the most important thing you can do to prevent the spread of coronavirus in your house. If you must go outside or to the grocery store, you’ll want to wash your hands as soon as you return home. If you have any available, take along hand sanitizer or antibacterial wipes with you on any trips outside your home.
3. Wipe down your counters.
Wipe down your car and surfaces in your home daily to avoid the spread of germs, especially if you share your space with others. Viruses and bacteria, while commonly spread by human contact, can also live on hard surfaces for up to three days.
4. If you can, stay at home and away from crowds.
What’s your best option in keeping your home safe from coronavirus? Simply stay put. If you can, stay home and avoid having friends and family over to visit. Order your groceries and other essentials online for curbside pick-up or delivery to limit the amount of time outside your home. And, be sure to wipe down any outside take-out food, grocery item, or pick-up purchase thoroughly when it enters your residence.
5. Disinfect your fabrics and soft surfaces too.
In addition to the obvious, you may also want to freshen up your linens, curtains, and throw pillows during this time. If you’ve recently had guests or you’ve spent time around infected individuals, you can take extra precaution by laundering items like your drapes or window treatments. To do so, follow the manufacturer’s instructions and, if possible, use the warmest appropriate temperature setting and dry the items completely before putting them back in place.
How Budget Blinds Can Help During COVID-19
At Budget Blinds, we’re always taking steps to make the customer experience seamless. Our team is staying safe and staying at home, as requested by Governor Inslee—and we hope you are too. But, even during this challenging time, our team can help you select and style the perfect window treatments for your space...virtually!
Virtual consultations are available to take the stress off yourself and ensure your window treatment project is done right the first time. Simply call us at 425-263-9138 to set up a virtual consultation with one of our designers. To learn more about Budget Blinds of Snohomish County’s updated policies surrounding coronavirus, follow us on Facebook.
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