What To Disinfect This Flu Season (And How Your Dishwasher Helps)

Fall and winter mean colorful seasons, happy music, feasting with family…and so many germs that it’s disgusting. Flu season is upon us, which means that it’s time to sanitize your home to protect your family. What are some of the main things you should be disinfecting this flu season?

Light Switches And Doorknobs

Think of how many hands touch your light switches and doorknobs every single day, and if you really want to gross yourself out, imagine how many of those hands are unwashed. Go through your home armed with industrial cotton rags and disinfecting spray and take the time to scrub the germs off of every doorknob and lightswitch you have. You can also unscrew the switch plate covers and toss them in the dishwasher if you want to go the extra mile.


Between toothbrushes and toilets, your bathroom is the dirtiest room in the house. Whether someone has been sick or you’re trying to prevent sickness altogether, give your bathroom a deep cleaning. Throw all towels and washcloths in the hottest wash cycle your machine allows, and place all toothbrushes and toothbrush cups in the dishwasher. Don’t forget to mop the floor to get it clean for bare feet.


If you have kids then you know that they’re nothing more than walking, breathing Petro dishes. Hand wash all toys that can’t go in the dishwasher and spray everything down with a mild bleach solution. For all stuffed animals, pillows and soft toys, throw everything in the washing machine’s hottest cycle with half a cup of baking soda and one cup of vinegar to kill germs.

Protect your family this flu season by being one step ahead of the bug. Get everything clean and germ-free to make sure that everyone stays healthy and happy in the months to come