Germ Warfare

No matter how hard I try to keep them out, the little buggers always find their way in. I’m talking about germs, not my family. Though I can’t say I haven’t fantasized about locking them out in the yard, just for a few minutes. And so there’s no confusion, I changed “dirty” husband to “messy” husband. I wouldn’t want anyone thinking I married some kind of perv. He’s sweet, even though he leaves his stinky germy sports stuff all over the house.

This flu season I implemented a few anti-germ rules that seem to be helping the battle—from what I can tell anyway. I don’t examine my home with one of those forensic blue lights. If I did I surely vomit on the spot. And then run the blue light over that, like a Control Group kind of thing for the sake of science.

Our Anti-Germ House Rules:

1. No shoes past the front entrance hall. Do you know how many disgusting germs travel by shoe?

 
2. Upon entering the house, all must head to the bathroom for a thorough hand washing. 
 
3. No school bags directly on the kitchen counter or table. Backpacks are covered in billions of microscopic bugs too gruesome to contemplate. 

Despite these measures, and as much as it sickens me to admit, germs still get in. I’m not a violent person, but when it comes to germs, flies, wasps, large spiders and centipedes (of any size) I show no mercy. These bugs must die.


If germs do get in, we should be ready to fend them off. 

 

Vitamins: I take a multi, Omegas, iron, magnesium, vitamin C and D. The kids also take C and D and IronKids Gummies. The kids are great at remembering to take their vitamins. Obvs…. they taste great. My vitamins would surely work a lot better if I actually took them out of the cupboard and took them on a regular basis.

Deep Immune: Whenever any of us starts to feel slightly under the weather, we take this mighty elixir. It tastes like grass, but it kills viruses like the dickens. I don’t go anywhere without it.

 

 

Boogie Wipes:  Is there anything more disgusting than wiping somebody else’s nose? Boogie Wipes had me at their slogan, “Snot your ordinary wipe.” I keep a few pouches of these in my purse and this larger pack in the car. So when colds do inevitably strike, we’re snot caught off guard. TMI FYI… they’re also good for wiping other areas if the need should arise. Just putting that out there. 

Fresh Air – Whenever possible we open windows to allow air to circulate. But of course we have screens on our windows because god forbid flies or wasps should get in. I also try to remember to change the furnace filter every few months. The amount of dust that thing collects is startling. And since we have a ridiculous number of pets, we also run an air purifier on the main floor to suck up as much dander and pet shrapnel as possible. 

Chemical Free Cleaning: Lysol Power and Free kills germs as effectively as bleach, but since it’s hydrogen peroxide based, there’s no toxic odour or chemical residue. Hydrogen peroxide breaks down into water and oxygen so it’s safe, even directly on your skin. You don’t even need rubber gloves. Though I still use them because frankly the thought of cleaning toilets without a barrier between me and the germs, makes me shudder.

So when germs get in, I kill them which makes a germaphobe like me sleep better at night. Don’t even get me started about the sickening bugs that live in our pillows and mattresses….

Bonus: Check out these 64 Wonderful Hydrogen Peroxide Uses and Benefits. Who knew??


 

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