Oh, Home Eccers. Heather’s on the road for the next couple of weeks, and today I’m so sick that Mr. Ivy actually stayed home to take care of me. But the posting must go on, so here’s a little guide to keeping illness from making the rounds in your house. I wish I had been better about this, myself, as first my youngest got sick, then my middle daughter got sick, and now I’m sick. Oy.
The first thing to do is make sure the sick person is not doing things that can spread illness. No kisses, no sharing drinks, no eating after the sick person. Make sure everyone is washing their hands appropriately. Hand washing is the greatest key to keeping illness from spreading, so make sure that’s being done.
Also, while there are sick folks in the house, make sure to use the heated dry on your dishwasher, if you have one. If you’re washing dishes by hand, a tiny amount of bleach in the dishwater can help.
Clean, clean, clean. Be sure to use Lysol or Clorox cleaner on everything people touch- door handles, toilet flushers, light switches, etc. Once the person’s better, strip the sheets and mattress protector off the bed and wash them. Put pillows that are unable to be washed out in the sun to freshen them up.
That’s all my sick little brain can come up with. Home Eccers, anything I’m forgetting?