This post is largely inspired by all those who are sick in bed right now and have been, for what seems like weeks. I was lucky enough to avoid the brunt of the horrible ‘flu and while I did get sick earlier in January, thankfully I didn’t get as sick as most people and I’ve had no reoccurrence [ fingers crossed ].
Due to a terribly low immune system, I do get ‘everything going’ and I am always sick at the start of January. This year I decided to take some preventative measures so early in December I started to take Metatone Tonic… it doesn’t taste that great but I definitely know it helped me avoid the worst of what was going around and [thankfully] James didn’t get sick at all ! So if you’re trying to build your immune system up or prevent yourself getting sick do speak to your Doctor or Pharmacist and see if they can recommend something similar for you to take.
What to clean after sickness.
So what do I do once I’m better to prevent more sickness ? Well, in short, I go on a mad cleaning spree. Essentially it’s a [usual] intense cleaning spree with special emphasis on disinfecting high use and high traffic areas. In the below video I share with you those 27 areas and things that I clean and disinfect so check it out …
What do I use to disinfect my house after sickness ?
In the above video, I mention a number of different products that I use to clean and disinfect our home. They’re all readily available in most supermarket shops or cleaning supply stores. They are:
I get this Lily Disposable Gloves for €1.50 for a pack of 20 in Dealz which is a discount store/ Pound Shop/ Dollar Store in Ireland. They’re so hand for a whole host of cleaning jobs.
This Dettol Laundry Cleanser is probably the most expensive item on the list. Its approximately €7.50 for the bottle. It also comes in a powder/ granule option which is a little dear at just under €10. This I get in the Super Valu/ Tesco/ Dunnes – all Grocery Stores in Ireland.
The Dettol Neutral Air Fresher for €1.50 for a pack of 20 in Dealz which is a discount store/ Pound Shop/ Dollar Store in Ireland. I love this because it doesn’t smell like a disinfectant !
With pets who roam freely all over our home, this is one of my favourite disinfectant products. I use the Dettol All in One Distinfectant Spray on all my soft furnishings, couches, pillows, throws, rugs, pet beds. Basically anything that is made out of fabric and is difficult to put in the washing machine. I buy this for about €4.95 in Super Valu/ Tesco/ Dunnes – all Grocery Stores in Ireland.
I really like these Mr. Valet Disinfectant Wipes because they’re nice and big and come in packs of 90 for only €1.50 again from Dealz which is a discount store/ Pound Shop/ Dollar Store in Ireland. The Citus ‘flavour’ is pictured here, but I use the Apple and Apricot.
Flushable Disinfectant Wipes in the bathroom are a godsend ! I’d prefer if these where a little bigger. They are probably half the size of the Mr. Valet ones. The packs I buy have 50 wipes in them for €1.50 again from Dealz which is a discount store/ Pound Shop/ Dollar Store in Ireland.
I like this Anti Bactial Spray from Flash because it doesn’t have a strong smell and lives no residue behind it. Its €1.50 from [ you guessed it ] Dealz which is a discount store/ Pound Shop/ Dollar Store in Ireland.
I love Shac ‘n’ Vac – it makes the whole house smell great, even though we only have carpets on the stairs, landing and bedrooms. It has not disinfectant properties [ that I’m aware of ] but is a really nice way of finishing off the cleaning and leaving the house smelling great. Its another Dealz purchase at €1.50.
These Mr. Muscle Active Capules in Ocean Fresh are great for cleaning the floor. Not only is the pack of 10 which smaller to store than a great big bottle of beach, they are smell great and are very good at cleaning stubborn stains too ! A steal in Dealz too at €1.50.
A BIG top tip after you’re sick…
Replace your toothbrush !
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