It is only when I became a mom 13 years ago did I learn to appreciate the idea of always having cleaning wipes on hand. Part of being a mom of that first newborn baby involved carrying around a LOT of items in the diaper bag. There are toys, extra clothes, diapers and, of course the wipes.
Wet wipes, handy wipes, cleaning wipes. Whatever you call them, they should be essential in your daily cleaning routine as well as your yearly spring cleaning routine. If you don’t have a professional cleaning service following you around every day, having this convenient cleaning tool around will help you battle the germs and bacteria lurking around you.
Keep them in every bathroom – very handy when unexpected guests drop by, or more, for the expected messes of children, spouses and colleagues.
Keep them in your kitchen – a very good way to finish you daily cleaning. Use a fresh wipe for your countertops, all of the handles you touch (fridge, microwave, cupboard), quick shine of your sink and faucet
Keep them in your car – when was the last time you wiped down your door handles or steering wheel?
Keep them in your office drawer – with a quick wet wipe, you can clean your mouse, telephone and keyboard because your janitorial service may not be spending the time on each and every item on your desk that you touch frequently. A professional office cleaning service should be taking the time to do a thorough cleaning of things like banisters, doorknobs and light switches regularly.
Keep them in your purse – many times we touch things that we have no idea what we touched, having cleaning wipes in your bag would be very useful! Plus, get in the routine of wiping down your cell phone or tablet. Those hand-held devices get pretty dirty you know.
Buy them or make your own – There are so many different brands out there to choose from, different sizes and scents too. There is also lots of information out there to make your own handy wipes.
It becomes up to each individual how clean and sanitized they want their surroundings. My advice is to keep those handy wipes handy as you never know when you may need them. Life is messy – embrace it, but be prepared to clean it up too!