The American Cleaning Institute also has tips for cleaning in order to stop the spread of COVID-19. Some of the tips include frequent hand washing, disinfecting frequently touches surfaces such as light switches, handles, door knobs, and desks, wiping down shopping carts with antibacterial wipes, and washing reusable bags after arriving home from the grocery store.
The CDC also recommends using disposable gloves while cleaning and disinfecting and to throw away the gloves afterwards. Diluted solutions with bleach, most common EPA-registered household disinfectants, and alcohol solutions with at least 70% alcohol are effective disinfectants, according to the CDC. You can make your own bleach disinfectant by mixing 1/3 cup of bleach per gallon of water. It is also recommended to launder clothing immediately after returning home, and to sanitize your laundry baskets and laundry areas. Consider laundering items on the warmest water allowed for the garment, too.
Real estate professionals use their phone frequently, so remember to clean and disinfect your phone with something like a Clorox wipe that has at least 70% alcohol. We don't recommend using a product that contains bleach so you don't ruin your phone's surface. Whatever cleaner you decide to use, make sure it has time to sit and work in disinfecting before wiping it with an unused microfiber cloth.
If you're having a difficult time finding cleaning products, filling a spray bottle with hydrogen peroxide or rubbing alcohol can be an alternative to store-bought cleaning products.