Due to the current pandemic, you’re probably not leaving your apartment a whole lot these days. However, some trips out to the grocery store or pharmacy can’t be avoided. You need your essentials no matter what. Leaving your townhouse apartment during the COVID-19 pandemic can be a bit risky because you are exposing yourself to people’s germs and vice versa. If you’re not vigilant about regular cleaning, you could potentially bring these germs back into your home, where they could infect you and many others. Fortunately, with a few easy techniques, you can cut back the likelihood of transferring viruses or bacteria into your house. When you return to your townhouse apartment from a public space, consider these disinfectant tips!
Wash Your Hands Before Entering
Anytime you are outside of your apartment, you should try to be mindful of any germs. Do not touch your face until you’re able to wash off your hands, and if possible, try to keep your hand sanitizer with you so you do not leave any germs on your steering wheel or front doorknob. If you’ve got a portable hand sanitizer bottle, try to apply it when you enter your car after shopping and before you come back inside your apartment.
Place Your Bags Down, and Hang Up Belongings
Because germs are able to live on surfaces like bags for multiple hours, do not put your grocery bags down your countertops. Instead, try placing them on the floor. To help disinfect your apartment after being outside, you can set these bags on the floor and hang up your purse or keys onto a hook. Try not to cross-contaminate high-contact spaces like tables or countertops.
Take Off Your Dirty Clothes or Shoes
No matter where it is you went, your shoes and germs could be possible germ-carriers. When you come back to your townhouse apartment, you can help disinfect your apartment by taking your coat and shoes off as soon as you come back and place them in a designated spot.
Wash Your Hands, Then Unpack Those Bags
You can now do your best to keep the rest of your apartment clean by removing the germs from your hands, so you do not have to transfer them onto all of your home’s surfaces. After you’ve scrubbed your hands, you can put away your essentials or open up your mail.
The Apartments of Wildewood have a friendly community that’s waiting to welcome you!
At The Apartments of Wildewood, located in beautiful in St. Mary’s Maryland, we offer homes with access to pools, an on-site gym, and maintenance whenever you need it – and have access to all the information you need to affordably rent an apartment in St. Mary’s. To set up an appointment to check out an apartment or townhouse rental from The Apartments at Wildewood, call us at 301.737.0737 or visit the website!