How to Disinfect Your House – 23 Easy & Effective Ways You Must Know

Disinfecting a house becomes crucial during specific seasons. Also, during these seasons, the price of the commercial disinfectants tends to go up like crazy.

Also, you should not compromise your health to save a few bucks. There are plenty of commercial disinfectants that will work effectively in your house.

On the other hand, if your wallet is not supporting you, for the time being, there is always some alternative ways.

I will suggest you how to use commercial disinfectants as well as natural disinfectants to make your house germ and bacteria-free.

You can apply any of these based on your preference and convenience.

Without further ado, let’s see how to disinfect your house with my easy to follow tips.

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Use bleach to disinfect your home – Be careful not to use TOO MUCH

It is quite common to use bleach to disinfect home once in a while. If you need a deep cleaning of your house, you can use bleach.

Make sure not to use too much because bleach is a toxic ingredient that is really harmful to your health.

Dilute bleach with water for an effective cleaning

If you can use a proper ratio of bleach and water, your cleaning process will be easier as well as safe.

Take five tablespoons of bleach in one gallon of water.

Disinfect your clothes using hydrogen peroxide

While cleaning your clothes, add one cup of hydrogen peroxide in your laundry. Keep it like that for one hour and wash normally.

Sanitize your toothbrush with hydrogen peroxide as well

Yes, your toothbrush needs to get disinfected too. Soak your toothbrush in hydrogen peroxide once in a while to kill germ and bacteria.

Don’t forget about your electronic appliances

Disinfecting your house doesn’t only mean disinfecting the floors. You should clean your dishwasher, microwave oven, fridge, coffee maker, etc. as well.

You can use a microfiber cloth soaked in hydrogen peroxide for the process. Don’t forget to wear gloves.

Clean your cutting board

Cutting boards tend to get germs easily as you cut different types of raw fruits here.

Use a small amount of hydrogen peroxide to disinfect and clean the cutting board.

Kill all the germs and bacteria from your towel bowl

A lot of people ask how to disinfect a toilet bowl?

Well, the answer is simple. Pour a generous amount of hydrogen peroxide in the bowl and wait overnight.

Flush the toilet, and it will kill all the germ and bacteria.

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Make a natural disinfectant with rubbing alcohol and water

All you will need is to mix one part of rubbing alcohol with one part of water. Pour the mixture in a spray bottle and use it to disinfect any surface of your house.

You can use rubbing alcohol on your curtains and rugs as well.

Bid goodbye to all the mold and mildew by using borax

You will be surprised to know how mold and mildew can be harmful to your health.

To get rid of it, make a mixture of 1 tablespoon of borax with 10 oz of warm water.

Spray on a specific surface. After two minutes, wipe away the mold with a clean cloth.

Make a mixture of lemon and borax

This particular disinfectant is my personal favorite. I make it with 1/4th cup of lemon juice and two tablespoons of borax.

Then I mix 2 cups of moderately hot water. You can add a few drops of essential oil as well. Use it on any surface.

If you are sensitive to bleach and borax, try STEAM CLEANING

Yes, I get it. Stream cleaning is not as popular as it was before. But if you are allergenic or sensitive towards borax or bleach, it is the ultimate solution for you.

You will be able to disinfect any corner of your house with a steam cleaner.

Don’t forget to clean the tech devices

If someone asks me which devices I get in contact with the most every day? I will probably answer my phone, charger, and my laptop.

Don’t you think they need a thorough cleaning as well? Make sure you disinfect them as well once in a while.

Use white vinegar if you do not want to use strong chemical products

A friend of mine always uses white vinegar to disinfect and clean her house.

She just gave birth to a baby girl and doesn’t want to harm her by using these strong chemical products.

Disinfect your dishes and utensils with Clorox

Well, these commercial products can be expensive, but they are effective as well.

For example, you can use Clorox to clean your dishes and other utensils.

It will prevent bacterial growth as well as disinfect them.

Add a few drops of tea tree oil in the cleaning solution

Tea tree oil is an antibacterial ingredient, and when you add it with your cleaning solution, it becomes an effective cleaning solution.

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Try adding a small amount of baking soda while cleaning

You might ask if baking soda is a disinfectant or not.

No, baking soda is not a disinfectant, but it can work quite well when mixed with white vinegar.

If you are planning to use white vinegar to clean your house, add some baking soda as well.

The most eco-friendly house cleaner – soap and water

You can clean and disinfect your house at any time with soapy water. Make sure the water is hot.

Clean the kitchen countertops and floors with soapy water.

Sanitize your baby’s toys with hydrogen peroxide

Here comes the hydrogen peroxide again. Well, it is such an effective disinfectant; you should take full advantage of it.

If you have a kid, make sure to disinfect the toys once in a while with hydrogen peroxide.

Use color-safe bleach to disinfect your clothes

Your clothes need to be disinfected as well. Regular bleach might discolor your clothes. That is why use color-safe bleach instead.

Disinfect your pillows and stuffed toys with antibacterial sprays

If you have an antibacterial spray in your house, use it to disinfect your pillows and stuffed toys.

These are made with soft surfaces that are sensitive to the strong chemical.

Make your own DIY disinfectant spray

You can make your own DIY disinfectant spray by adding half a tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide with rubbing alcohol.

Then add a few drops of lemon and tea tree essential oils.

There you have it, your own DIY disinfectant spray.

How about making disinfectant wipes for regular use

It is not always possible to gather bleach, hydrogen peroxide, and start cleaning your house.

If you want disinfectant wipes to use regularly, you can make one easily.

Add 1 tablespoon of liquid soap and 1 cup of rubbing alcohol in 2 cups of warm water. Then take a container and place paper towels.

Pour the liquid and voila! It is ready.

Always vacuum your house before deep cleaning

If you want to disinfect your house, you must vacuum it first. Otherwise, it will be tough and too messy. A simple tip yet effective.

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These are pretty much all the methods I use to disinfect my house. I use some easy once at least once a week.

You can deep clean your house once a month, which should be good enough.

If you have any questions related to these disinfecting hacks, please feel free to ask me. I would be glad to help you out.


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