CNY Spring Cleaning Tips: How to Ensure Maximum Cleanliness for a Fresh New Year
Spring Cleaning is a crucial tradition done before Chinese New Year to symbolize chasing away the bad luck of the previous year, allowing for a new start. With the heightened awareness of the dangers of infectious diseases, many of us are taking extra precautions such as disinfecting every area of the house to minimize the possibility of our families getting infected by these infectious diseases.
Here are five tips to ensure maximum cleanliness for a fresh new year.
- Have a cleaning schedule
- Clean doorknobs and handles
- Choose the right equipment
- Hire a professional house cleaning service
Trying to clean everything at once can be overwhelming. Having a cleaning schedule helps to make sure that you set aside enough time to fully clean and disinfect one are of your house, yet still, be able to cover all areas before Chinese New Year, This also ensures that you have all the necessary cleaning equipment ready for cleaning to be done efficiently.
Doorknobs and handles, remotes, light switches, etc. are items that are commonly overlooked during spring cleaning. You'll be surprised by the amount of dirt and germs built up on these areas. These are also known as high-touch surfaces, which are breeding grounds for germs to spread.
Instead of constantly cleaning these areas to prevent the build-up and transfer of germs, coating them with a self-disinfecting solution such as sdst can save your time and effort. sdst bonds semi-permanently with the surfaces, covering them with microscopic needles that destroy germs upon contact, rendering the surface self-disinfecting for 90 days.
Cleaning during Chinese New Year does not only refer to wiping and mopping surfaces in your house. It also extends to decluttering the house and repairing broken items. Defining what clutter means to you can help you easily identify which items in your house need to be discarded.
A good place to start will be with the items that have no sentimental or financial value, or items that have not been used within the past six months. Clearing items by category is another great way as it can help you realize the volume of duplicate items you own.
Choosing the right tools for cleaning can help you save both time and money. Doing research before purchasing a product can ensure that the product you've been eyeing is effective, trustworthy, and fits your needs. You don't want to end up purchasing 'fake' products from companies that may disappear overnight. SUTL Environtech's distributed rang of SD products has been established since 2014 and is trusted by companies such as Changi Airport Group, SBS Transit, and Fairprice.
With so many things to be done before Chinese New Year, sometimes you barely have time to even think about cleaning your house. Hiring a professional house cleaning service can help you save time while ensuring that your house is cleaned spick and spotless (for good luck!). This also means more time for you to spend on what truly matters during this festive season - your family.
For added protection, you can consider protecting your home with sdpro, the self-disinfecting antimicrobial coating that keeps your home germ-free for 180days*, professionally applied to even the hardest-to-reach corners of your home with an electrostatic applicator.
*sdpro and sdst should be used in conjunction with regular cleaning as dust and grime can still soil surfaces, and germs can build up on these layers. sdx is a proven disinfectant that works well with sdst as it does not remove the antimicrobial coating from surfaces.
Cleaning a home is no easy task, but with proper planning and handy tips, spring cleaning can be hassle-free and enjoyable part of Chinese New Year. Let's welcome good fortune and a fresh new start with a clean and safe home.
Happy Chinese New Year and happy spring cleaning!
Dr. Yeo Wee Ming is an experienced microbiologist with over 10 years of experience working with microbes and anti-microbial products. He is also the Managing Director of SUTL Environtech Pte Ltd, master distributor of sd products in Singapore and Asia.
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