10 Tips to prevent the cold and flu in your home this season!

With this year’s cold and flu outbreak, it is more important than ever to safe guard your family from these illnesses.  I’ve come up with a few super easy tips to help protect your family this and every cold and flu season.


  • Vaccinate – I know that vaccines are totally a personal choice, however, vaccinating you and your family is the easiest way to prevent the seasonal flu in your home. Most drug stores will do them without an appointment or your family doctor will be happy to give you info regarding the vaccines.
  • Wash hands frequently: Use an antibacterial soap and warm water and wash your hands for 20-30 seconds. I also keep hand sanitizer in a few areas in my home for quick washes.
  • Disinfect germ hotspots: Door knobs, light switches, cupboard handles and pulls, remote controls, faucets, etc are hot spots for germs to accumulate. I love to use Clorox¨ Clean up Cleaner with Bleach and a few paper towels.
  • If you have a cough, do the “elbow cough”.  Teach your little ones to cough into their elbow as to keep hands as clean and germ free as possible.
  • Eat right! No brainer right? Put only good foods into your body so your immune system stays ready to fight!
  • Drink plenty of water. While this is always a good idea, staying hydrated is super important for your body to stay strong. Drink even more if you’re feeling under the weather!
  • Exercise – Exercise is always a good way to keep you body healthy and ready to battle any illnesses that may come your way.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth as these are pathways that can put harmful germs right into your system! Touching your eyes, nose and mouth with germy hands is one of the fastest ways to spread germs! YUCK!
  • For the kiddos, disinfect toys and play items frequently. Germs that cause the flu can stay alive and active for up to 72 hours on most surfaces! I like to use Clorox Disinfecting Wipes on toys and play areas. Some toys are even dishwasher safe which is another way to disinfect them. 
  • Disinfect your car – Let’s face it. Tons of germs are coming in and out of your car on a daily basis. I keep Clorox Disinfecting Wipes in my car and I wipe down my steering wheel, door handles, seat buckles, etc whenever I’m thinking about it. If you’re pumping gas, that may be a good time to do a quick wipe down.

  • *Use as directed

Which are your favorite Clorox cleaning products that help keep you and your family healthy?

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Comments

  1. says

    I love the easy simplicity of their Greenworks cleaning wipes. Like you – I try to keep them in the car to wipe down for germs and at home for quick wipedowns of doorknobs, countertops, & such.

  2. says

    I love clorox cleaning wipes for quick pick-ups.
    I also love to use clorox bleach on the clothes (undies) that can be bleached in combination with my sanitary cycle on the washer- germies don’t stand a chance there!

  3. says

    I use the disinfecting wipes all over the house where ever I think germs might be hiding. I also use the toilet bowl cleaner – it does a better job of cleaning than others I have tried. Thanks for the giveaway.
    twelve30{at}gmail{dot}com

  4. says

    The Chlorox Disinfecting Wipes are my favorite! I buy them in bulk at Costco and keep them in different areas of my house for easy access. So much easier than spraying and wiping. Thanks for this timely post, Patti@OldThingsNew

  5. says

    I like the clorox disinfecting spray. The wipes are really convenient, but they’re a little too saturated for when I do a basic wipe-down of the house or office at work.
    sprksgrl at yahoo dot com

  6. says

    I’m a self proclaimed germaphobe! I follow each of your tips! I keep the Lysol Kitchen Antibacterial spray on my kitchen counter and wipe down the counters several times a day. Love it!!

  7. says

    I became a faithful fan of Clorox wipes when I was a nursery school teacher. I wiped the door knobs, tables, and toys to prevent spreading colds in my classroom. Now I use it at home.

  8. says

    I love the wipes too, but I use more clorox liquid than the wipes. I use it in the laundry, mixed with water for counter tops, floors, doorknobs, toilets, and pretty much everywhere germs are!!

    missashleigh at juno dot com

  9. says

    I love all the Clorox products, but what we use most often (everyday in fact) are the Clorox Disinfecting Wipes. I keep 1 container in my kitchen and 1 in my son’s bathroom. Makes it so easy to keep our house clean and germ free. Also, as a mom I love that he can help clean his own bathroom. That’s priceless!
    Thanks so much for this EXCITING giveaway! I’m not going to be able to sleep until I know who wins! :D
    wendy2lindsey at yahoo dot com

  10. says

    I use their bleach and dilute it with water according to the directions on their website. We have been very lucky not getting the flu and it is a cheap way to disinfect. luvsherfam @ gmail dot com

  11. says

    Clorox disinfecting wipes and Clorox floor cleaners are my favorite products. The wipes are handy for quick cleanups and wiping down door knobs, computer keyboards, phones, etc….the little cleaning jobs that help keep you healthy.When I use the floor cleaner, I feel more confident about allowing my little one to play on the floor. I also like to sanitize toys with a bleach-water solution.

  12. says

    I believe the best way to stay healthy is to keep your immune system strong. I take echinacea twice a day. what’s that saying about an ounce of prevention?

  13. says

    Love the wipes, especially for things like light switches, remotes, the steering wheels and door handles in our cars and all of our charging devices that get handled every day.

  14. says

    The Clorox disinfecting wipes are perfect for our family of kids, makes toy cleaning really simple. The Lemon Fresh scent is my favorite!

    shannoncarman at yahoo dot com

  15. says

    Oh definitely the clorox bleach wipes. One under the kitchen sink, one in the bathroom, next to the giant bottle of bleach used for the weekly scrub down, and I even have one at my desk at work. For working in a public library, well you can just imagine the germs that come back with the books. Yes, they, too get a wipe down! Here’s a funny one, I have a bottle of lavender hydrosol that a friend gave me, and I spray it on anyone who gets in my car…

  16. says

    I use the clorox wipes all the time…very easy. I also use clorox bleach and water in a spray bottle for disinfecting toys.
    cgies25 at hotmail

  17. says

    I love the clorox disinfecting wipe, I use them all over the house. My kids get fingerprints on everything. I love that they clean and disinfect too.

    s2s2 at comcast dot net

  18. says

    We use clorox wipes ti disinfect germ hotspots too, in addition to those you listed we also clean keyboard and mouse since we use them so much. We also use clorox spray to clean large counters.
    songyueyu at gmail

  19. says

    I love the Clorox wipes and spray, which are both convenient and great to have on hand! I use them both pretty much on a daily basis to reduce germs! Thanks!
    ashleygatewood1(AT)gmail.com

  20. says

    I love your great tips on staying healthy. My favorite Clorox products are the spray and wipe. Easy to use and very effective.

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  21. says

    I use both the Clorox bleach and the Clorox wipes. I keep a small baggie in my purse with at least 5 wipes all the time. When I go to the grocer, I can wipe off the handle of the cart. I feel much better about using them then.

  22. says

    The clorex wipes help keep my family healthy. We have some in the bathroom and kitchen. I also like to keep some in the car and my purse. Never know when you will need them. sweepmorey at gmail dot com

  23. says

    I love using Clorox clean up for the kitchen and bathroom and Clorox wipes. We even keep Clorox Disinfecting wipes in the car for our hands.
    tweety800265(at)yahoo(dot)com

  24. says

    Clorox wipes are the most convenient product but I also love to use Clorox bleach when I launder towels. It’s especially important to me to have the cleanest towels possible.

    willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

  25. says

    Love Chlorox! My lil baby is always picking up germs at daycare and so is constantly sick, has been that way since he was 4 months old, so def love the wipes to help get the germs!

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