7 ways to keep your house clean during the pandemic
Now hygiene in the apartment needs to be monitored more carefully than ever. Especially if the family has children, allergies and people of age, and pets still live at home. But you can once again stretch your legs and not grow to the sofa!
This is what Bemorepanda suggest you!
1. Use natural remedies
Cleaning products must be chosen meticulously, even if you do not have allergies or hypersensitive skin. Chemicals in detergents can be harmful to the health of all. Try not to use products that contain these compounds:
- Polyphosphates They can disrupt the barrier functions of the skin, cause allergies and damage to the respiratory tract. They pollute the environment, falling into nature with sewage water.
- Chlorine. Very volatile and toxic, accumulates in the tissues of the body and can cause various health problems.
- Ammonia. May cause mucosal burns and respiratory problems. Often found in window cleaning products.
- Artificial Flavors. May irritate the airways and cause headaches, especially for allergy sufferers. It is better to buy fragrance-free detergents.
In order not to bring home dangerous cleaners, try to take organic products or household chemicals marked "for children." In addition, do not forget about traditional remedies: for example, vinegar removes spots well, soda copes with scale, essential oils aromatize the air. Use good microfiber brushes and rags that wash everything with little or no household cleaning.
2. Vacuum furniture
Dust is not only what you see on the surface of shelves and tables. Dust particles eat into furniture upholstery and textiles and stand in an invisible cloud every time you sit on a sofa. This can cause respiratory irritation, coughing, asthma, or allergies. To breathe clean air, regularly vacuum upholstered chairs, sofas, and upholstered chairs. Remember to clean the mattress every few months. In the period when all the homework all day in the apartment, it is better to vacuum upholstered furniture once a week. Especially if you have furry pets who love to wallow with you on the couch.
3.Change bedding often
Bed linen should be washed at least once every 10 days. If you sweat in a dream, then more often, about once a week, since a moist environment promotes the growth of bacteria. Now there will be even more unpleasant, but truthful information. At night, our body goes through cell renewal processes. This means that the old epithelium is actively dying off, giving way to new skin integuments. The skin particles have nowhere to go except to stay on sheets and blankets.
4. Wash the bathroom thoroughly.
Bathroom is a place with high humidity. In such an environment, fungus and mold quickly multiply, which can be dangerous for allergy sufferers and people with weak immunity. Pay particular attention to the seams at the joints between the tiles: mold often accumulates in them.
5. Clean your refrigerator and kitchen shelves regularly.
Even if you are attentive to the issue of food storage, from time to time it happens to forget a rotten apple in a fruit box or not to notice how open cottage cheese has deteriorated. Bacteria, mold, fungi are frequent inhabitants of any places where food is stored. They can cause food poisoning, an upset stomach, or an allergic reaction.
6. Ventilate the apartment
When all family members spend most of their time at home, it is especially important to often air the rooms. The fact is that if many people breathe in a confined space, CO2 levels increase in the air.
7. Wet more often.
A powerful vacuum cleaner will help get rid of dust, but the final chord of cleanliness always remains with wet cleaning - washing floors and other surfaces. This procedure removes dust and balances dry air. After washing the floors in the apartment it will be easier to breathe. In addition, this is the only way to get rid of all the dirt and germs under your feet.
Not the design we wanted, but the design we deserved.
Another viral thread appeared on Twitter. It began with the post of Sarah Schauer, who asked readers to share the worst photographs of design or architecture that they have. Here is the original tweet:
Social network users readily uncovered their stocks of photos. We collected the most dubious architectural and interior solutions.
This is not a house, but a nightmare.
I don’t know about the worst, I would put 3/5.
I deeply hate this house.
And here is my minute of glory!
I love the toilet slide.
This is the restroom in the house I was planning to buy. The whole floor was like that.
I don’t know if this house can be called artsy or crazy. Depends on which room to look at. Yes, these are all rooms of the same house. And he can be yours for 300,000 dollars!
I lived here, and I had to lean on the bathtub to brush my teeth. And the toilet was impossible to use with the door closed.
- I have more!
- For the first time I feel such a threat from the toilet.
A kitchen sink in a house that I rented for 2 years.
I think we have a winner in discomfort! And yes, I am in the photo. I was waiting for the opportunity to share this masterpiece of architectural design. Enjoy it.
The problem is solved.
The concept of an "open bathroom" in action.
Doors to the bedroom, bathroom and wardrobe.
They made their choice, and this is not the best choice.
The house that I watched. The room itself is round, and for some reason electricity has been brought to the platform.
I challenge you to find something worse.
Not really a house, but could not help but share this masterpiece with you:
A recording with Belgium's Deputy Prime Minister, Justice Minister Koen Geens, trying to fit a face mask went viral. If the minister tried to get out of trouble with a joke about his ears being too big, political opponents immediately made contact with the way the government handled the new coronavirus crisis.
The Brussels Time states that the scene took place during Koen Geens' visit to a workshop in the province of Brabant. The filmed images show how, due to the fastening system, the minister barely manages to hang his ear mask, reaching first his forehead, then his eyes, and only finally, his mouth and nose.
The one who defended the minister was the author of the Harry Potter series, JK Rowling, who shared the images, saying that she could not laugh at him, because she would do the same and be just as confused and clumsy, especially if it was filmed.
Belgian Prime Minister Sophie Wilmès has announced that the restrictions will be lifted gradually, starting with May 11th. First the shops will open, and next week the schools will be reopened, with a limited number of students in each class.
Quarantine is a serious measure, not a romance about the "best version of yourself." But it will certainly fly faster if you load yourself with useful things.
Learn to stand on your head
Self-isolation leaves little space for sporty diversity. But you can do yoga or stretching even in the tiniest apartment. In order not to give up training, set yourself a goal. Touching your toes with your hands towards the end of quarantine is already a victory if you haven’t been involved in sports. If your physical training is better, the goal may be twine or a yoga stand on the head - shirshasana.
Finally improving your health
Healthy lifestyle can be important now. It is the perfect moment to start practicing sport and eating healthy food. Being the whole day at home, we have a lot of time to spend on ourselves. Make a schedule with morning exercises and a week plan which include correct alimentation.
Watch Oscar Movies
The Oscar has been awarded since 1929. Of course, to revise all the movie masterpieces even in one nomination that have accumulated over almost a hundred years, a lifetime may not be enough. But you can definitely look through the winners of the title “Best Film” of the last couple of years or even decades - after all, you probably already watched some pictures. On our page you can find good compilations of movies.
Read some books
Only one series of books about Harry Potter or the Lord of the Rings trilogy is enough to occupy the entire quarantine. If you've already read the epic about the boy who survived, and the history of Middle-earth, take a look at the list of the best books of all time according to the BBC. Here are collected masterpieces of world literature for every taste.
Relieve stress through playing interactive games
When there are too many disturbing events around you that you cannot influence, it's time to briefly switch to another world. And computer games will help. Perhaps you will feel a little better after a crazy race on a car. Or the riddles of Ancient Egypt and a soccer match on the network with friends will distract from all problems. Or maybe your option is a bit of safe aggression in game shootings with enemies.
Save up money on an old dream
Given that there is nowhere to go during self-isolation, some expenses will disappear by themselves. Most of the purchases you are likely to make online, so start using different savings tools. For example, install an application that monitors the price of the same product on different marketplaces, and order where it is most profitable. Try to save up some money each day.
Such protective equipment can make you dangerous to others.
Sometimes protective fabric masks are equipped with a special valve. In this case, the mask works like this - you inhale air through filters and exhale it through a one-way valve. Thus, warm air comes out from under the mask faster, it becomes easier to breathe, the mask is easier to wear, and glasses will not fog up.
We put on masks for two reasons. Firstly, we hope that they will protect us from COVID-19 (however, disputes are still underway regarding the effectiveness of masks). Secondly, more importantly, the mask does not allow us to infect others, if we are sick and do not suspect it.
The valve allows free passage of air as it exhales. This means that an infected person will spread particles of the virus around him as if he weren’t wearing any protection at all.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention does not recommend using masks and respirators with valves to prevent infection with this disease.
Such protection can be worn in conditions of smog, dust and smoke - for example, at a construction site or factory where harmful particles are floating in the air. But the mask with the valve will not stop the spread of the virus.
Josh Billings said, "The dog is the only being on Earth who loves his master more than himself," and not infrequently we were moved by the stories we heard about a dog's sacrifices for its owner. Below we have made a selection of the most beautiful and impressive movies with dogs and puppies.
Hachiko: A Dog Story
One of the most beautiful and exciting movies with dogs. You will follow a story that will surely mark and sensitize you. The movie with the dog Hachiko is based on a true story that takes place in Japan in the ‘20s. The puppy used to go together with his master to the train station every day, when he left for work, but, unfortunately, his master died suddenly. Hachiko continued to come to the station to wait for his master for 9 years, every day, from 5 o'clock until the last train in the evening.
The movie with 101 Dalmatian dogs was the movie that has charmed generations in a row. It's the Disney brand, and Cruella is the negative character who manages to create a whole hysteria when she ends up kidnapping all the Dalmatian puppies in London. It is part of the series of the best dog movies.
A true story, based on the friendship and loyalty that binds between several dogs and his master. It is one of the puppy movies that teaches us a real life lesson and what fighting for survival means.
Marley & Me
A special movie for puppy lovers. You will be able to follow the story of two young married who decide to take a dog, a Labrador, which they call Marley. Their life changes completely when his master realizes that with his dog he has a lot of writing materials for the newspaper he works for, and his success is not long in coming.
The Beethoven movie is part of the list of classic pet movies, but it is one of the most loved movies with dogs, especially by the little ones. It is about a Saint Bernard dog with a strong personality who is adopted by a family with three children. This is where the adventure begins, and the emotions are not lacking at all.
A dog’s Purpose
One of the best movies with dogs, which highlights the most beautiful friendship story between a little boy and his dog. The movie focuses on the destiny of a devoted puppy, who discovers his purpose, that of making everyone around him laugh and love. It is an emotional movie that will make you cry in many moments.
The movie is based on a true story and tells the story of a dog named Red, who once arrived in Pilbara, Australia, becomes the symbol of an entire community. It is one of the most exciting movies with dogs, because the story is based on a real friendship between a dog and a man.
I am a Legend
An impressive movie in which you will discover Lieutenant Robert Neville, the only healthy man left in New York City after a mutation, who killed about 90% of the people on earth. The real and emotional story of the movie focuses on the dogs' unconditional love for their owners.
A Dog Year
Jon Katz (Jeff Bridges) is a writer in a time of crisis, when he no longer manages to pay due attention to his family or meet the deadlines set for his future project. Although he had two dogs, Stanley and Jules, in his life he also comes with a sympathetic patriot, eager but extremely intelligent and affectionate, named Devon. Thus, it becomes quite difficult for Jon to deal with three animals. The film is inspired by the writings of journalist and writer Jon Katz, a great dog lover, who dedicated numerous volumes to these dogs.
A dog's way home
What to do if you and your beloved master are separated by hundreds of kilometers? Bella knows the answer: she will definitely return home, no matter what it costs her! And her path will be full of incredible adventures, dangers and amazing discoveries.