The 2020 pandemic has evoked numerous positive changes in an individual. We can see more people riding bicycles on roads and less pollution in the air. Now, with the unlock phase in practice, people have begun stepping out of their homes, albeit following all necessary precautions.
Do you step out of your home often?
Probably yes. Before you step out, you have your mask and gloves on and a sanitizer in your pocket. Well equipped! But the real question here is, what about disinfecting the clothes that you stepped out in?
Let’s learn how to wash them when a pandemic is hovering over the globe, shall we?
Step 1: The Don'ts
As you begin disinfecting your clothes avoid doing the below things:
Do not touch your face throughout the process.
It is advisable to use disposable gloves and masks while handling the clothes, to avoid direct contact with the germs on your clothes.
The basket that contains used clothes also requires disinfection after emptying without fail.
Step 2: Washing The Clothes
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Even as you wash your clothes with a washing detergent, you can add a few of these in a bleaching agent for safety. However, remember to choose the ones that would not lose color upon soaking in bleach.
Warm/Hot water is preferable to wash clothes with, depending on the type of fabric you are washing. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends the water temperature to be between 60 to 90 degrees Celsius as it can be helpful in destroying germs that may have stuck to your clothes.
Step 3: Wash Your Hands
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This is one of the simplest things we had been taught to do, since young, but realized its importance only during the pandemic. Follow the practice of washing your hands after discarding your gloves.
Step 4: Drying Clothes Immediately
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Washing machines usually have a drying function inbuilt which will make drying clothes simpler for you. Once the clothes are out, drying them in sunlight and/or ironing them will be vastly effective. The place where you later keep them must also be cleaned.
Whatever activity you carry out in this pandemic, prioritizing your safety is crucial, which will eventually lead to the safety of the people around you. Take care while disinfecting your clothes as also ensure to use your water resources carefully. Our four-step disinfecting process should be helpful in guiding you to get clean and germ-free clothes this pandemic!