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Simple Steps To Cleaning Up After Being Sick

It’s the middle of March, and we just got hit with what is (hopefully) our last snowstorm. We have been receiving the most “interesting” weather forecasts. I have my sandals AND my snow boots on ready standby. I never know which one we are going to need!. This crazy weather also brings another potentially annoying fact about life. Getting sick! It’s annoying, inconvenient and not to mention slightly painful. Last week I came down with a cold, which was fine. I slowed down a bit, but I was still working and doing my normal daily routine. Then all of a sudden I got hit with the stomach flu, and it has pretty much wiped me out until about yesterday. My husband came down with it a few days after I did, which means that we had a 100% bad germ infestation in the house. So now that we are on the mend, everything should be good right!? NOPE. Now comes the fun part! Dealing with the aftermath. Here are a few Simple Steps To Cleaning Up After Being Sick, to stop the spread of germs from recirculating.


Simple Steps To Cleaning Up After Being Sick


Simple Steps To Cleaning Up After Being Sick

 Change That Toothbrush

You know that thing that goes in your mouth, with all the germs in it. Throw it out. That thing is not coming back from what you had, and it’s the first thing that can make you sick again! So chuck it and get a new one out! I always keep a bunch of THESE on hand! They’re my favorite. A bamboo toothbrush with soft nylon bristles that are 100% BPA FREE. They feel super soft on the gums and have been cleaning our teeth very well.


Simple Steps To Cleaning Up After Being Sick

Tidy Up

Clean up all the tissues, empty or partially drank from glasses, can or bottles, and anything else that got messed up while you were sick. The first sign that I’m feeling better is when I start gradually tidying up the mess I have made around my bed and bedside table. This simple little task can also end up making you feel a bit better too. Having a clean space after being sick is so important for your mental health.

Simple Steps To Cleaning Up After Being Sick




Literally. Wash your bedding, PJs, housecoat, towels, etc. Anything you used while you were sick. Get it in the wash, and get that ish clean. Kill those germs so you can rest easy while you’re catching up on what you missed while you were sick. Like work. The longer you leave this task, the less likely it will be that you will remember to do it, and more of a chance that you or someone else in your house could catch the bug.
Simple Steps To Cleaning Up After Being Sick


Now I’m not talking about scrubbing the entire house down like a spring cleaning. I am only talking about things like door handles, faucets, fridge door etc. Those items in the house EVERYONE touches. We want to get those disinfected as soon as possible. The best and most natural way to do that is with a 50/50 mixture of white vinegar and water. This allows for a fresh start!…Plus when spring cleaning DOES come around…you’ve done it already!…cause you’re proactive like that! 
Simple Steps To Cleaning Up After Being Sick
This cleanup should take you all of an hour or so, depending on when you start it! Less of course if you have less space. Let’s be honest, though, it will take the longest for the laundry to get done. Not once, after doing these three things has a bug crept back into my existence. That’s gotta say something, right!? Here’s to hoping you stay healthy! But if you are currently sick, or are recovering from being sick. Don’t forget to do these Simple Steps To Cleaning Up After Being Sick. So that you can go ahead and successfully plan out even less fun stuff….like catching up on work..or school.


  1. You are right in line with my disinfecting-loving heart! My daughter and I recently had the stomach flu and I followed all of these tips and scrubbed like Monica Gellar afterwards!
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  2. So so true…and much needed right now! My class has been so sick and I finally couldn’t dodge it any longer. Caught the stomach ick and had to do ALL of these. Forgot about the toothbrush tho!!! Excuse me while I just throw that out… 🙂

  3. Toothbrush is a good tip that i think a lot of people probably arent doing!

  4. This is so true. Not many people realize, but you really should wash pretty much every thing after being sick.

  5. I would add “Light a Candle!” It always makes me feel happy and calmer.

  6. Great tips! We are currently getting over ilness and I’ll put these tips to use.

  7. Great suggestions! I love the vinegar mixture for clean up too! Works wonderfully! Thanks for posting! ?

  8. Great suggestions, I will definitely keep these in mind the next time I am sick.

    Thivy Michelle

  9. We keep a stockpile of extra toothbrushes purchased and on hand for exactly this purpose – as soon as one of us is sick and manages to get past it, that sucker is replaced!

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  10. These are great tips! I always feel like I have to wash everything in the house when Im done being sick.
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  11. Yes to all of these!! So key to remember to switch your toothbrush!

  12. Thank you for this wonderful post! It’s very important to clean after being sick and kill those germs! I will go change my toothbrush right now!

  13. Essential tips! Tootbrush I haven’t usually switched but it’s a good idea to do so! I always change the pillow covers the minute I feel better 🙂
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  14. These are great tips. I try to wash everything and keep Lysol wipes on hand at all times. This weather has been crazy, I’ve had a migraine for 5 days because of it. I hope you guys are feeling better and no one else gets the bug.
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    1. I agree! I use a damp rag and vinegar in a spray bottle 😀 Super cheap, and WAY fewer chemicals! You can actually make your own wipes with a solution of vinegar in one of your old Lysol containers 😀

  15. Yes! This is so important! With 3 little kids around the house, this cannot go without doing after they have been sick. Otherwise we will just be passing back around.

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