How To Clean And Disinfect Your Bedroom With Force of Nature
As parents, it certainly does not feel like it, but we spend a third of our lives sleeping! With that much time spent in a space, it should really be a spa-like retreat, but, failing that, our bedrooms at least need to be cleaned and disinfected. Unfortunately, some of the chemicals we use to combat dust, dirt, and germs are as bad (or worse) as the germs themselves. Luckily, Force of Nature is a super-effective disinfectant and cleaning product that you can feel good about using in your room – and your kid’s rooms, too. Read on to learn how you can create this powerful disinfectant on-demand and how to use Force of Nature to clean and disinfect your bedroom.
Choosing A Disinfectant
If you haven’t read up on the difference between cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting, start by reading this blog post, but the short answer is that cleaning comes first (to get rid of any dirt and residue) which allows the disinfectant to come into contact with the maximum amount of the surface you’re disinfecting.
Disinfectants are regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency and undergo rigorous testing to ensure they kill a specific set of germs. It’s important to follow the instructions on the label to make sure your product is designed to kill the germs you’re trying to kill as well as to protect yourself from exposure to potentially harmful chemicals. Luckily, you don’t have to worry about this when you’re using Force of Nature, but, with conventional disinfectants, this means you will want to wear protective gear as described on the label, like gloves and eye protection.
Finally, if you are concerned about killing the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, check out the EPA’s List N, the list of disinfectants (including Force of Nature!) that are approved for use against SARS-CoV-2.
How To Clean & Disinfect Your Bedroom With Force of Nature
1. Cleaning Hardwood and Tile Floors
Force of Nature can be used to disinfect virtually any surface, even surfaces like sealed marble and stone that other cleaners can easily etch. Because surfaces in our bedrooms can get dusty (and lead to the harboring of super-gross and allergy-triggering dust mites), using Force of Nature is a great way to dust and mop without scattering dust into the air where you can breathe it in. Use a refillable mop filled with Force of Nature to mop wood and tile floors.
2. Dusting Bedroom Surfaces
Similarly, spraying a cloth with Force of Nature and using it to wipe dusty dressers and nightstands, lampshades, bookshelves, and picture frames, lets you dust without disrupting allergy-triggers. You can also wipe down hard and upholstered bed frames with a cloth that has been sprayed with Force of Nature.
3. Upholstery and Carpet-Cleaning
Force of Nature is an excellent spot-treater, so you can spray it directly onto upholstery and carpets to remove stains – after spot-testing an inconspicuous area to ensure the dyes used are truly colorfast. Spray until the stain is fully saturated and then blot to remove. If it’s a stubborn or old (or pet-related) stain, spray it until it’s saturated and let dry completely, then spray and blot to remove anything leftover.
You can also use Force of Nature as the solution in a steam-cleaner. Carpet chemicals and carpet-cleaning chemicals are some of the worst in our home, so choose a natural fiber carpet and skip the scary carpet-cleaner!
4. Clean Windows and Mirrors
Force of Nature doesn’t contain ammonia, which is highly toxic, and contained in most glass-cleaners to help eliminate streaking and spotting. Because of this, you’ll want to spray your glass surface, then wipe thoroughly with a clean, dry cloth to ensure a streak-free, sparkling clean surface.
5. Freshen Closets
Closets can get a musty odor, especially if that’s where you keep your shoes and athletic gear or hamper. Force of Nature is an excellent deodorizer and leaves a fresh clean scent with no added fragrances. We talk about fragrances a lot, because they’re one of the most common toxic ingredients we come into contact with, and one of the hardest to avoid due to lack of regulation. Spray down athletic gear after wearing, and athletic shoes, and let air dry to kill that stubborn, odor-causing bacteria.
6. Handles and Doorknobs
Like everywhere else in the house, these areas tend to be “high-touch” and are a great place for bacteria and germs to hang out. Give them a thorough spray (ie saturate) with Force of Nature and let them air dry.
7. Wash Sheets & Stuffed Animals Frequently
We don’t want to talk about dust mites again, but…dust mites love your sheets and stuffed animals. Wash them frequently to keep those allergy-triggers at bay and use Force of Nature to spot-treat the stray pen-mark or sticky handprint between washes.
8. Disinfect Tech
We wish we didn’t have tech in the bedroom, and we know we’d sleep better without it, but, the truth is, most of us are guilty of this! Wipe down any speakers, smart devices, TVs, and charging stations with a paper towel that has been sprayed with Force of Nature. If possible, turn your device off before cleaning – and never spray liquid directly onto an electronic device!
A Bedroom Disinfectant That Lets You Sleep Easy
Restful sleep is something we could all use more of, and worrying about whether or not you’re exposing your family to dangerous chemicals in your disinfectant can certainly keep you up at night! Cleaning and disinfecting the rooms we spend the most time in is a great way to keep ourselves and our families healthier and reduce our exposure to sickness-causing germs and bacteria. We’re proud to have created a powerful, EPA-registered disinfectant approved for use against SARS-CoV-2, that doesn’t contain harmful, toxic chemicals. Learn more about Force of Nature.