Spread Holiday Cheer, Not Germs!

by Kelsey Norwood

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I used to be indifferent to Halloween and the beginning of fall, but every year I love October a little bit more. All the costumes and parties and fun, festive goodies shared between friends and neighbors has really grown on me and made me welcome the changing seasons and the approaching holidays. halloween decorations We’ve been working on making our house look a little spookier in anticipation of Halloween. With all the fun projects and crafts and decorations we’ve been doing to spread the Halloween spooky spirit, we’ve noticed that with fall and the approaching holidays, cheer isn’t the only thing that is spreading like crazy. It’s germs. Again. We’ve already gotten sick and it’s just miserable! We’re remembering some of our favorite tips to kill the germs before they kill our holiday fun. We’re trying to remember to

  • wash our hands frequently with warm soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after we’ve been out and about or will be touching any food items
  • do the elbow cough
  • follow other standard health guidelines like eating lots of fruits and veggies and getting plenty of sleep

The holidays mean parties and company, so before and after hosting guests, remember to disinfect germ hot spots like doorknobs, light switches, TV remotes, faucets, and plastic toys. Our go to is Clorox Disinfecting Wipes – they’re quick and easy for any member of our young family to use. And for the parties we attend away from home or on any holiday trips, we’ll be bringing our own Clorox Disinfecting Wipes to use on-the-go. We wipe down hard surfaces in the car, hands, tray tables, or anything else that may be touched or handled by many people.

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Traveling can be extra risky when it comes to germs – according to a CNN Travel article, airplanes are notoriously bad germ hot-spots. If you’ll be flying this holiday season, bring your Clorox Disinfecting Wipes! And use them generously – on the tray tables, seat backs and pockets, in the lavatory…any hard surface that you or your children will be near. And…don’t drink the water…

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Because the holidays are an expensive time of year, we turn to Clorox Disinfecting Wipes most often. They’re inexpensive and hard wearing, so we can really get our moneys worth and still be confident we’re killing germs and staying healthy. Before this holiday season really gets into full, germ-spreading swing, stock your cleaning cupboard with a few canisters of Clorox Disinfecting Wipes. Use generously. And enjoy the holidays!  

 

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{ 69 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Mami2jcn October 29, 2013 at 5:23 pm

We try to stay healthy by taking vitamins and frequent handwashing.

2 Mami2jcn October 29, 2013 at 5:24 pm

tweeted–https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/395345381078208512

3 Jessica To October 29, 2013 at 5:34 pm

I try to keep eating healthy and wash my hands frequently.

4 Elena October 29, 2013 at 7:09 pm

We take daily vitamins and eat healthy

5 Elena October 29, 2013 at 7:11 pm
6 NTE October 29, 2013 at 7:47 pm

I don’t suppose “staying in a bubble” is a valid answer, but that’s basically what I do. I have immune issues, so no germs allowed! (at least that’s the hope) Must remember to stock up on hand lotion, for increased washing makes for easily chapped skin.

7 kendra October 29, 2013 at 9:06 pm

Eat healthy and wash hands!

8 stephanie October 30, 2013 at 4:51 am

always wash my hands

9 stephanie October 30, 2013 at 4:52 am
10 Lisa Brown October 30, 2013 at 2:13 pm

I stay healthy during the holidays by washing my hands as much as I can, and taking zinc.
jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

11 Lisa Brown October 30, 2013 at 2:14 pm

my tweet-https://twitter.com/LuLu_Brown24/status/395659833300365312
jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

12 Shannon October 31, 2013 at 5:58 am

We’re upping the probiotics!

13 One Frugal Girl October 31, 2013 at 11:31 am

Tweet: https://twitter.com/OneFrugalGirl/status/395980941006360576
onefrugalgirl AT gmail DOT com

14 One Frugal Girl October 31, 2013 at 11:35 am

We wash our hands every time we come inside. That really helps keep germs at bay.
onefrugalgirl AT gmail DOT com

15 Danielle F. October 31, 2013 at 2:03 pm

Keep Purell and Clorox wipes in the car and always wash hands after coming in from outside.

16 D Schmidt November 1, 2013 at 8:33 am

We wash our hands frequently, sanitize carts before touching and always use paper towels to touch door knobs in public places. I also sanitize my children’s hands before eating or touching their faces when out. We also take vitamins to try to maintain health.

17 D Schmidt November 1, 2013 at 8:34 am
18 Susan Smith November 2, 2013 at 6:06 pm

I stay healthy during the holidays by washing my hands often and taking Vitamin C.

19 Susan Smith November 2, 2013 at 6:07 pm
20 Jessie C. November 3, 2013 at 10:02 pm

We stay healthy by keeping up with exercise schedule and not overeating during the holidays.
tcarolinep at gmail dot com

21 Jessie C. November 3, 2013 at 10:02 pm

-https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/397227190011441155

22 Erika November 4, 2013 at 6:49 pm

Lots of handwashing and vitamin C!

chambanachik at gmail dot com

23 Debbie B November 5, 2013 at 9:15 am

i take vitamins and always get a flu shot

debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

24 Tina M November 6, 2013 at 6:47 pm

We wash hands often, Eat healthy, and be active.

25 Tina M November 6, 2013 at 6:48 pm
26 LAMusing November 6, 2013 at 8:02 pm

I stay out of crowded places as much as I can during cold and flu season, and I try not to overindulge in holiday treats :)

27 Norma November 6, 2013 at 8:03 pm

I wash my hands a lot!

28 Debbie B November 7, 2013 at 7:30 pm
29 cw November 8, 2013 at 12:07 pm

We wash hands and take our vitamins!

30 maria cantu November 10, 2013 at 8:45 am

by eating healthy and staying hydrated

31 rachel November 11, 2013 at 10:30 am

We are all taking vitamins!

32 Amy Tong November 13, 2013 at 10:43 pm

I keep my family healthy this holiday season by giving them lots of fruit and veggies, and make sure they wash their hand often.

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33 Amy Tong November 13, 2013 at 10:44 pm
34 Wild Orchid November 14, 2013 at 1:38 pm

I try to stay healthy by washing my hands regularly.

Thanks for the chance to win!
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35 Wild Orchid November 14, 2013 at 1:40 pm

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36 Wild Orchid November 14, 2013 at 1:42 pm

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37 lala ramos November 17, 2013 at 2:40 am
38 lala ramos November 17, 2013 at 2:41 am

frequent handwashing, vitamins and healthy foods

39 Kerry November 17, 2013 at 3:23 pm

We wash our hands A LOT and also use Clorox wipes.

40 Ashley S. November 17, 2013 at 8:13 pm

Eating well, taking vitamins, and drinking plenty of water!

41 Ashley S. November 17, 2013 at 8:14 pm
42 Wanda McHenry November 17, 2013 at 11:17 pm

I’m keeping my family healthy by reminding them to stay out of the kitchen and not touch raw food while I’m preparing and if they do, keep it out of your mouth and wash your hands!

43 Wanda McHenry November 17, 2013 at 11:18 pm
44 lala ramos November 18, 2013 at 12:53 am
45 Rebecca Graham November 22, 2013 at 2:42 am

We take our vitamins, wash our hands, and exercise.

46 Harmony B November 23, 2013 at 4:11 am

Teaching the kids to wash their hands and sneeze in the elbow to avoid spreading germs. Of course cleaning too.

47 Harmony B November 23, 2013 at 4:14 am
48 lala ramos November 24, 2013 at 3:34 am
49 Julie November 24, 2013 at 6:52 am

I got my flu shot and frequently wash hands
thanks

50 Julie November 24, 2013 at 6:53 am
51 Erica Best November 24, 2013 at 3:03 pm

hand washing on the go and wipes

52 Erica Best November 24, 2013 at 3:04 pm
53 lala ramos November 25, 2013 at 10:58 am
54 Sonya Morris November 25, 2013 at 7:09 pm

Lets see…I am steering clear of family that has been sick! I will be washing my hands & my kid’s hands constantly and passing out hand sanitizer like flyers on the Vegas strip!!

55 Sonya Morris November 25, 2013 at 7:09 pm

https://twitter.com/catholicfanatic/status/405152461486170112
Link to tweet.
Have a healthy & happy holiday season!

56 Carmen November 25, 2013 at 8:54 pm

We need some of these wipes – we’ve gone through two colds already this fall and I think my family picked them up from just going to the store!

57 Betty C November 26, 2013 at 2:43 am

We try to stay healthy by getting plenty of rest and maintaining a healthy diet.

58 Madeline November 26, 2013 at 5:58 am

I’ve been making lots of veggie snacks to balance all of the treats we have over the holidays!

59 Madeline November 26, 2013 at 6:04 am
60 Nicole Larsen November 26, 2013 at 10:33 am

We use lots of wet ones disinfecting wet wipes and gel. We also make sure to take our vitamins daily!

61 Nicole Larsen November 26, 2013 at 10:39 am
62 Amanda Sakovitz November 27, 2013 at 9:34 am

we are eating healthy, walking and using lots of hand sanitizer

63 Amanda Sakovitz November 27, 2013 at 9:34 am
64 angie lilly November 27, 2013 at 11:14 am

Stay away from refined sugar as much as possible. Bake with raw, organic sugars and ingredients!

65 angie lilly November 27, 2013 at 11:14 am
66 Thomas Murphy November 27, 2013 at 12:13 pm

We eat healthy and take vitamins.

67 Thomas Murphy November 27, 2013 at 12:14 pm
68 Tabathia B November 27, 2013 at 2:32 pm

We increase our vitamin c intake and keep our hands washed/sanitized

tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

69 Tabathia B November 27, 2013 at 2:33 pm

tweet https://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/405811511584518145

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