There's no denying it: Cold season is upon us. And while it's impossible to completely keep the cold bug out of your house, you can control the impact it has once it moves in.
1. Crank up your cleaning arsenal
Good old soap and water is effective at washing away dirt, debris, and even germs, but it doesn't kill germs. Only sanitizers and disinfectants do that. Sanitizers kill bacteria and disinfectants eradicate bacteria, viruses, even fungi. Purchase only sanitizers and disinfectants that are EPA-registered (you'll find it on the label), like those from Clorox and Lysol, to be certain they'll work. For best results, these products have to remain on surfaces anywhere from 10 seconds to several minutes, so be sure to follow the label directions carefully.
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2. Touch-up touch points
Some of the germiest places in the house are the hot spots everyone touches: doorknobs, faucet levers, appliance handles, and remote controls. Clean