Yes, the holidays are upon us once again – and that means it’s time to think about where you’ll be going and who you’ll be visiting during the next month or so. Whether you’ll be traveling, shopping, going to parties or any get-togethers, one thing’s for certain: you’ll want to stay safe and sanitized this holiday season.
One of the most important things on your holiday list of things to do should be remembering to sanitize. With cold and flu season in full swing and COVID-19 still a major health concern, it’s important to make sure you’re doing everything possible to eliminate harmful germs and bacteria and stay happy and healthy. Below are some of the easiest ways you can stay safe this holiday season.
- Personal sanitizers: one of the best and easiest ways to reduce the spread of germs is to regularly clean and sanitize yourself, whether you’re at home or simply out and about – at a party, out shopping for gifts, at a holiday recital, or anywhere else for that matter. Alcohol-free hand sanitizers are great for quickly killing germs and they don’t sting or dry your skin out.
- In the Home: inside the home and the kitchen, it’s important to keep things clean, particularly during holiday cooking and baking, whether or not you have any visiting guests. Remember to wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water before starting any food prep, and of course, before eating. Thoroughly cleaning countertops and cutting boards with bleach-free disinfectants before doing any cooking is also strongly recommended. When you’re finished cooking and eating, remember to clean up any spills or messes right away so that bacteria and germs don’t spread.
- When Traveling: during this busy travel season, there are definitely a few extra steps you’ll want to take in order to keep yourself and the people around you healthy. For starters, you’ll want to pack some convenient travel-sized hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes so you can clean surfaces like airplane armrests and tray tables. It’s also a good idea to pack your own snacks so you don’t have to rely on the cleanliness of airport and airplane food options. Lastly, be sure to drink plenty of water to stay hydrated. Dehydration can actually weaken your immune system and make you more susceptible to illness and viruses, not to mention harmful germs and bacteria.
By following these simple tips and focusing on sanitization, you can help reduce the spread of germs and ensure a happy, healthy holiday season. So, don’t forget to pack your hand sanitizer, clean the surfaces you come in contact with, and wash your hands thoroughly whenever possible!