There's a difference between cleaning and disinfecting. Cleaning is what you do to remove dirt and grime from the surfaces around your home (cleaning can help wash away germs, too). But if somebody in your household is sick, or you're trying to prevent the spread of illness, you'll want to follow up your cleaning with targeted disinfecting of frequently-touched areas like light switches, cabinet handles, and countertops, for example. Use wipes or disinfecting spray on to kill germs on non-porous surfaces, and use steam or hot water to help sanitize fabrics and upholstery.

Disinfecting Basics

Here's the Difference Between Cleaning, Sanitizing, and Disinfecting Organize & Clean
Including why all-in-one products can't do it all.
Feb 15, 2020
A Microbiologist Shares How “Target Hygiene” Cleaning Can Help When Everyone’s Getting Sick Organize & Clean
We’ve got good news for you: You probably don’t have to spend all day disinfecting.
Mar 11, 2020
5 Cleaning Supplies a Microbiologist Always Has On Hand Organize & Clean
Here are a few items to consider for your own arsenal against germs.
Feb 10, 2020

Coronavirus News and Updates

Here’s Everything the CDC Wants You to Know About Cleaning Your Home Right Now Organize & Clean
Here's a condensed version of the health agency's recommendations for how healthy people should be cleaning their homes right now.
Mar 10, 2020
The DIY Sanitizer Recipes You’re Seeing Everywhere Don’t Work—Here’s the Right Way to Do It Organize & Clean
Some people are taking sanitizing matters into their own hands (pun intended). Here's why that won't work.
Mar 5, 2020
3 Disinfectants You Can Use If You Can’t Find Clorox Wipes Organize & Clean
Brand loyalty is great, but the best product is the one you can find (or already have at home).
Mar 5, 2020
Please Don’t Use Tito’s Vodka to Make DIY Hand Sanitizer, Begs Tito’s Vodka Organize & Clean
Twitter users were claiming that the drinking alcohol can be used to make a homemade hand sanitizer.
Mar 5, 2020
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