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Is your home clean and safe this holiday season?

Published Dec 17, 2021 2:00 pm

While everything is, in a way, now slowly going back to normal,  welcoming guests at home this Christmas is inevitable. And yes, we should never let our guard down since the sickness-causing virus still lurks around. 

Aside from continuously following health protocols, what more can you do to ensure that your home remains free from the harmful COVID-19? 

Here are some tips as listed by Pine-Sol, a trusted cleaner for the home since 1929, to keep your home safe and clean so you can have a merry, worry-free, and Pine-tastic Christmas this season.

  • Declutter. Admit it. Nothing feels homier than a clean and organized home—no dirty dishes in the kitchen, no traces of shoe dirt on your walkway, no smelly laundry on the floor, and no random food wrappers sitting under the sofa. 

So, unleash your inner Marie Kondo, and start tidying your space. Also, be sure to throw away the garbage. Remember, less mess, less stress.

  • Wipe down your home. Regularly cleaning your home after welcoming guests reduces the risk of spreading the virus. So, with a mixture of water and Pine-Sol Original, the No. 1 pine-scented dilutable cleaner, wipe down your entryway, floors, tables, kitchen countertops, bathrooms, doorknobs, windows, and other exposed surfaces. And while Pine-Sol powerfully cleans your home and is safe on surfaces, it also deodorizes terrible odors and gives you a fresh and longer-lasting pine fragrance to enjoy this Christmas season. 
  • Always disinfect. Isn’t cleaning the same as disinfecting? For the books, cleaning uses a mixture of water and soap for surface dirt and impurities, while disinfecting uses products to kill germs and viruses.

We don’t want our home to be the mutation ground of bacteria and viruses that cause infectious diseases, like the COVID-19 virus. That is why it is also necessary to disinfect your spaces thoroughly by using Pine-Sol Original to kill viruses on high-touch or exposed surfaces.

With the power to kill 99.9% of germs, including the COVID-19 virus, pour a concentrated Pine-Sol Original in a sponge or cloth and wipe it on a wet surface. To effectively disinfect and help control the spread of the coronavirus, let it remain for 10 minutes on hard and nonporous surfaces such as finished hardwood, cement, ceramic tiles, glass, plastic, carpet, linoleum, and granite, then wash it off. 

“This holiday season, Clorox wants to make sure that everyone is safe from the COVID-19 virus. Even if the country is slowly going back to normal, we must protect our loved ones from sickness. That’s why it’s important always to keep our home safe and clean so everyone can have a merry and worry-free Christmas,” said Monique Gonzalez, marketing manager, Clorox Southeast Asia.

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Editor’s Note: This article was provided by Pine-Sol.