Tips to Help Prepare Your Home for Flu Season #ad

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In a few short days it will already be the first day of winter. I can’t believe how fast this year has gone already! But with the winter weather also comes the cold and flu season that everyone hates to see. In our house, one of us always ends up getting sick each winter so we take lots of precautions to help reduce the germs! Here are a few tips on how to help prepare your home for the upcoming cold and flu season.

1. Wash Hands Often – This one should be a no brainer but you would be amazed at the amount of people who don’t wash their hands after using the bathroom or even when they come home. Washing your hands often will help prevent the spread of germs so it’salways best to do it as soon as you get home too.

2. Disinfect Surfaces in Your House – Most people clean the typical places in the house – inside the toilet, the counters, etc. But did you know that the dirtiest places in the houseare seldom thought of? Recently I saw a show where samples were taken from different items in a typical house like the toilet water, the counters and many other places that wealways touch and the ones that came back the dirtiest would shock you. They were the toilet seat, the inside of the sink, the fridge handle and the telephone. So let me ask you,when was the last time you disinfected those?

3. Changing Your Filtrete Healthy Living Ultimate Allergen Reduction Filter – Using and changing out a Filtrete Healthy Living Ultimate Allergen Reduction Filter (MPR 1900) is just one of the things you can do to help create a cleaner, fresher and healthier home because it attracts and captures airborne particles that can carry bacteria and viruses. Did you know that it captures 93% of large airborne particles like dust, mold spores and lint from the air passing through the filter? That’s a huge percentage.

Another reason I really love my Filtrete Filters is because of all the birds I have. And since birds make a dust that gets in the air, I love knowing that my Filtrete™ Filters help attract and capture airborne allergens like pet dander, smoke, and household dust. And that makes me, and Mooshy pictured above, very happy!

What are some of your tips to help keep your house ready for the cold and flu season?