Quarantine Clean – Tips for a Healthy Home
Trying to stay clean to protect against the coronavirus? Stuck at home with small children? Looking for fun activities with the kids that can help? If you answered yes to any of these questions you have come to the right place.
You probably heard that it’s important to wash your hands and clean and disinfect surfaces. It can’t be said often enough, but it is also important to remind you that many of our cleaning products contain hazardous chemicals that can be harmful to our families and pets.
If you are on lock-down with little ones running around all day, it’s more important than ever to be vigilant about keeping cleaning products and chemicals away from kids. Read labels so you know which products contain hazardous chemicals, and store them safely where kids can’t get to them.
The easiest way to avoid hazardous products is to avoid using them altogether. What’s more, making non-toxic cleaners at home can be affordable, effective, and a fun science-based activity for kids of all ages. All you need are simple products you probably already have in your kitchen like vinegar, dish soap, baking soda, and water.
You can find recipes for these and all other types of household cleaners on our website, at:
It is important to note that these DIY cleaners are not suggested for killing bacteria or the viruses like Coronavirus, but they will do a great job keeping things clean and spiffy without potentially dangerous cleaners. For more about effective Coronavirus disinfection, visit the CDC at:
As always, properly dispose of your household hazardous waste. Throwing it in the garbage or pouring down a drain can be harmful to people and our environment. WLSSD has temporarily closed our hazardous waste facility to keep our employees and our community safe from the Coronavirus, but this won’t last forever. Safely store your unwanted chemicals and bring them in when our operations return to normal.
And in the meantime, stay clean, stay safe, and make it fun!