Friday, October 23, 2009

Mama Knows Best: Sanitize what?!?!?!

We as mamas have to be innovative and thrifty all in the same beat. Somehow we find new ways of doing things that save us money, time and maybe if we are really blessed.... sanity!

My hubby is a fireman and paramedic. He looks great in his uniform. :) He also encounters alot of sickness. (Hey, you take the good with the bad!) So, since we are at high exposure risk to the creepy crawlie bugs, I sanitize. The thought of my little ones getting the flu makes me get the heeby geebies.

Someone asked me the other day what I sanitize so I thought I would share my list of common things that we often forget. (That carry alot of germs.) It will take a couple minutes but could save you alot of heartache. Happy cleaning y'all!!

Light switches

Electrical outlets


Tea Kettle / coffee pot handles

Doorknobs, out and in


Faces of DVR, DVD players- anything you may touch alot

Toybox lids

Fridge and freezer handles

Microwave face

Your kitchen sink handles

Handles to all cabinets

Lamp switches/knobs

Bathroom sink fixtures and soap dispensers

Shower door handles

Alarm clocks buttons

Kitchen /dining room chair arms ( If wood )

Can you think of something that I have forgotten? Leave a comment and share!

Do you have a money/time/sanity tip to share? E-mail me at !


Dayana's Mommie said...

thanks so much!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing, this is helpful. I thought I would add computer keyboard/laptop, mouse and printer buttons. We use those everyday.

Mom2BeautifulGirl said...

All appliance dials/handles and Computer mouse.

SJL~ said...

My hubby is a firefighter/paramedic as well, so we've got the creepy crawly germs here too! The only thing I would add to your list is the toilet flusher handle (whatever it's called!) Great post!