Organization & Cleaning

Tips For Maintaining a Clean Home with a Constant Houseful

Tips For Maintaining a Clean Home with a Constant Houseful

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Organization & Cleaning

Tips For Maintaining a Clean Home with a Constant Houseful

Parents: when it comes to caring for your family, we are in awe of all that you do! 

As you find yourself with a constant, full household (and the same number of hours in each day), keeping a clean home may seem like an ongoing battle. There has never been a more important time to adopt an effective home cleaning strategy that will both keep things tidy and help avoid the spread of bacteria. Let’s look at how you can create an effective home cleaning game plan. 


Did you know?

While many antibacterial cleaning or disinfectant products kill 99.9% of bacteria when applied to surfaces, oftentimes bacteria can be reintroduced if someone touches the surface again! Microban 24 products are unique because they kill 99.9% of bacteria* for 24 hours even when touched multiple times. This reduces the need to apply to surfaces to only once per day.


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Train your brain and take baby-steps

Becoming more efficient and effective at cleaning begins with a mindset shift. Rather than putting off tidying up until it’s unavoidable (like needing to maneuver around big piles of clutter) or waiting to do chores until the weekend (repeating the cycle of frustration and fatigue when you sacrifice large chunks of time to do this ‘work’), make an effort to do a little bit each day. You can start by getting in the habit of putting items (for example: dishes, books, clothing) away immediately after you’re finished using them (and encourage family members to do the same). Another option is to do a quick dust or sweep of floors and counters to keep grime from accumulating and to wipe down shower walls and mirrors after bath time.


Multitask and make it fun!

With a full household and a busy schedule, it can be challenging to make room for self-care and downtime. Why not look forward to cleaning by pairing it with activities you enjoy? You might listen to your favourite music, a great podcast or even an audiobook while you tackle larger tasks such as vacuuming, laundry or even cleaning out those closets. Another option is to bring the family in on your fun by creating challenges (with rewards like the winner gets to choose the next movie for family night) or coming up with imaginative games (such as I spy) to play with the kids while you all pitch in.


Disinfect and Sanitize for Safer, Healthier Spaces

First, suss out the hard surfaces in your home that see a lot of hands-on action. Then, hit those high-touch areas with a product such as Microban 24 Sanitizing Spray & Multi-Purpose Cleaner to sanitize these common areas where bacteria can often lurk. Apply to doorknobs, cabinet or drawer handles, faucets, railings, light-switches—even remote controls and game consoles. Bathrooms are shared spaces that require particular attention; by using Microban 24 Bathroom Cleaner on surfaces including sink counters, you'll initially kill 99.9% of bacteria* for up to 24 hours. As with any antibacterial product, it is important to read the label carefully; depending on the job you are looking to get done, the directions will differ. For example, Microban 24 products do not provide 24-hour protection against viruses but, when used as directed, Microban 24 Sanitizing Spray and Microban 24 Multi-Purpose Cleaner do kill the Human Coronavirus, Influenza A H1N1, and Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV). Reviewing the label will confirm, however, that the surface being treated needs to remain wet for 5 minutes to be effective.


Assemble a Product Starting Line-Up

Equipping yourself with an assortment of cleaning products designed for specific areas or tasks will ensure you maximize your cleaning efforts. For example, a sanitizing/disinfecting spray is a versatile product but particularly useful for quickly treating high touch areas like doorknobs, cabinet handles, bathroom counters, light switches and railings. Multipurpose cleaners are workhorses that remove soap scum, grease and other grime and are well-suited to most spaces in your home…even the garage! It’s a great idea to have a cleaner specifically designed for the bathroom so that you can also tackle mold and mildew. Choosing Microban 24’s Sanitizing Spray, Multipurpose Cleaner and Bathroom Cleaner will ensure you have high-performing products in your arsenal. What’s more is they come in two fresh scents—adding odour-eliminating power, too!

A cleaning strategy that includes effective products that work around the clock will help you breathe a bit easier. Microban 24 has been thoroughly evaluated by internal and external health and safety experts so you can confidently use it in your home as directed. By moving away from endless management of mess and worries about spreading bacteria, you can focus on this rare opportunity to connect and create new memories with your full house of loved ones! Choose Microban 24 products at your local retailer.


It’s time for an antibacterial product that works as hard as you do. Microban 24 gives the surfaces in your home long-lasting protection, preventing the spread and growth of bacteria for 24 hours. For more information, visit


*Microban 24 is effective for 24 hours against Staphylococcus aureus & Enterobacter acrogens bacteria when used as directed. Microban 24 does not provide 24-hour residual virus protection.


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Tips For Maintaining a Clean Home with a Constant Houseful