February 4, 2016

Keeping A Clean And Germ Free Home With Three Boys, Dogs & Clorox®


There's no doubt about it, with three boys and two dogs, life gets messy!  This time of year, I am especially focused on ways that I can keep my family healthy.  In our busy household, with three school-aged kids, it is easy for germs to spread.  Before you know it, the same cold and flu viruses can end up being shared throughout the whole family. We miss out on school, work and fun and nobody has time for that!  I appreciate that Clorox has a variety of products available that can help stop the spread of those sneaky viruses that we are all trying to avoid.


I know that prevention is key.  Since the flu is actually most contagious BEFORE symptoms arrive, it is important to wipe down surfaces frequently.  The flu virus can actually live for up to 72 hours on household surfaces so it is imperative to stay on top of things.  But, let's face it, with our busy schedules, there is no time to deep clean our entire house every 72 hours.  Therefore, I try to concentrate on the areas where the germs most frequently end up.  The Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes make it easy to wipe down phone receivers, door knobs, light switches, remote controls (and other electronics that are touched frequently).  I keep a separate container of the wipes in each of the most used areas of our house and even my boys wipe things down themselves now.  No one wants to get sick.
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Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes kill 99.9% of cold and flu viruses and bacteria.  These easy-to-use wipes can be used on many surface throughout your home (including sealed wood) and make it easy to wipe away those lurking germs.  The wipes will kill Staph, E. Coli, Salmonella and Strep.  Our youngest son brought home a strep infection from school just before the holidays, but I wiped down all of the commonly used surfaces in our home and fortunately no one else in our house caught that virus.  It is definitely worth it to take the few seconds to wipe things down.
In the kitchen, I like to use Clorox® Clean Up Spray to wipe down the counters.  I feel more confident in the cleanliness of my kitchen when I use a cleaner that has bleach in it.
In addition to my kids, my dogs also tend to make messes around here.  With a young puppy in the house, we are frequently cleaning up a variety of messes!  I like to use Corox® Clean Up Spray to wipe up pet accidents too.
If we are talking about cleanliness in a house full of boys, how can we leave out the bathroom?  Yup, I use Clorox® Toilet Bowl Cleaner VERY frequently at our house.  A boy's bathroom needs bleach.  Lots of bleach.  Using Clorox® products keeps things sparkling clean, germ free and smelling great- even in a bathroom shared by three boys! Clorox cleaning products are available at Amazon, Target, Walmart, Staples and Costco.  You can find out even more by connecting with Clorox on Facebook, Pinterest and on Instagram and Twitter @Clorox. How do you prevent the spread of cold and flu viruses in your home?  Tell me in the comments for a chance to win a $100 Visa gift card.
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125 comments:

  1. I get so worried about everyone getting sick this time of year. We've been pretty healthy so far except for a cough that my youngest has had for a couple weeks. Practically everyone we know has it! I always wipe down the most touched surfaces like doorknobs and I am always reminding my kids to wash their hands when we get home from somewhere. Dax is looking as adorable as ever! He makes a great model!
    Shelley

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  2. I get so worried about everyone getting sick this time of year. We've been pretty healthy so far except for a cough that my youngest has had for a couple weeks. Practically everyone we know has it! I always wipe down the most touched surfaces like doorknobs and I am always reminding my kids to wash their hands when we get home from somewhere. Dax is looking as adorable as ever! He makes a great model!
    Shelley

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  3. I have three children, a dog and a cat. We go through Clorox wipes often! I always try to wipe down door knobs, toilets and especially game pads and controllers. Doing that seems to help when someone brings a nasty germ home from school!

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  4. This is unrelated to your post and probably a stupid question but I like the style of your toilet paper holder in your bathroom, do you recall where you purchased it? Thanks. Also do you use just a simple cafe curtain or something for your bathroom window? I just repainted our bathroom and trying to finalize some window treatment ideas without putting too much on the window. I admire your bathroom!

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    1. Hi Stephanie. Thank you! I purchased the cafe curtain online at Country Curtains. The toilet paper holder was from Lowes.

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  5. Courtney only you could make cleaning and disinfecting sound and look beautiful. I use clorox wipes all day long even at the office we have someone that wipes down the door knobs daily with them. I live in a house with 3 men/boys my husband, son and 5 year old grandson so keeping our shared bathroom clean is my most challenging task but with these products it makes it a little easier.

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  6. I use Clorox wipes at my office. When I get sick it's almost always from being around sickly co-workers, so preventing the transmission of germs from my desk to my house is a crucial step. At home, everything gets a good scrub, especially the kitchen and bathroom. A clean house makes everyone feel better, too!

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  7. Great post! I too use wipes constantly!! One important key!! Grocery shopping or any public place shopping!! Have the flecks use hand sanitizer before they touch your merchandise!! Otherwise you are bringing other peoples germs into your home! I ALWAYS have the grocery cokes wipe down the belt and the gun and the area that they scan your food! Then they hand sanitize! I wipe the keypad and pen too!! I don't want germs all over my food bringing them into my home and then into the frig !! YIKES ! Also use wipes when you leave all public areas ans wash your hands with hot soapy water!! It is the key!

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  8. We try to keep our hands washed with soap and water, clean regularly, and disinfect when needed

    dlatany at gmail dot com

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  9. https://twitter.com/sweetums82/status/695314584123633665

    dlatany at gmail dot com

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  10. Clorx bleach is the only thing I trust in my bathrooms to kill the norovirus. I also keep the large tub of wipes in my classroom and wipe everything down halfway through the day.

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  11. We take vitamins, wash hands often, and disinfect surfaces.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  12. tweet--https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/695357410551050241

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  13. We wash our hands a lot and I wipe down door knobs and handles.
    reklaw422 at Hotmail dot com

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  14. I wash my handles constantly!

    willgriesmer@yahoo.com

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  15. https://twitter.com/willgriesmer/status/695373862435844096

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  16. I wash my hands a lot, always when I come in from shopping. I also have a bottle of peroxide setting on my sink that I wash my hands with too.

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  17. Clorox wipes are my favorite quick cleaning tool. I use them to wipe down the bathroom counter everyday, doorknobs and light switches every week (hmmm, every 72 hours? maybe I'd better pick it up). I also use Clorox products on everything in the bathroom, floor cleaner for my tile floors, and in my laundry. Clorox is the best!

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  18. I use Clorox wipes to fight flu and cold viruses by wiping down shopping carts and hands.
    heather hgtempaddy@hotmail.com

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  19. I love the Clorox wipes...I keep them in both bathrooms and wipe everything down every morning. I start from the more cleanest surfaces first like the vanity, then sink, then handles. Don't forget the top of the pump on your liquid soap dispenser---it's the first thing we touch after using the toilet (ugh!! TMI!). I also wipe the flush handle. Clean bathrooms are a biggie for me, :)

    Love that little guy of yours!

    Jane

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  20. we use hand sanitizers and Clorox wipes

    elena150980 at yahoo dot com

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  21. https://twitter.com/ElenaIstomina/status/695426725585358848

    elena150980 at yahoo dot com

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  22. I use Clorox wipes on keyboards, phones, door knobs and countertops and I wash my hands regularly! yarbr012@gmail.com

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  23. https://twitter.com/yarbr012/status/695428128869470208 yarbr012@gmail.com

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  24. I wash my hands constantly and keep a bottle of hand sanitizer handy

    groogruxking40 @ gmail dot com

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  25. tweet- https://twitter.com/groogruxking40/status/695451111373672448

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  26. I am using the Clorox bathroom cleaner and it really works great and i use the cleaner with bleach to disinfect door handles, faucets, and countertops. We also wash our hands a lot and use hand sanitizer to help keep flu and colds at bay.

    jewelwood55(at)gmail(dot)com

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  27. tweet-https://twitter.com/JewelWood/status/695597906217213953

    jewelwood55(at)gmail(dot)com

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  28. I try to use products like Clorox bleach.

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  29. I make sure my family and I wash our hands frequently. My email is thisisliferemix(at)gmail(dot)com

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  30. https://twitter.com/mommysweetiepie/status/695709160592179200 My email is thisisliferemix(at)gmail(dot)com

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  31. https://twitter.com/Natashalamoreu1/status/695781482133135361

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  32. We love using all Clorox products because its a trusted brand. Clorox bleach for the laundry, Clorox wipes for the surfaces and Clorox toilet bowl cleaner for of course, the toilet.

    nlamore79 at gmail dot com

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  33. I prevent the spread of colds and flu in my house by using disinfecting wipes, especially in the bathroom and kitchen areas.

    Kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

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  34. tweet
    https://twitter.com/Kellydpa/status/695796456473522177

    kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

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  35. We do our best to control colds and flu by washing ours hand regularly during the season and if someone is suck, and keeping surfaces and main areas of the house, clean and disinfected.

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  36. tweet-https://twitter.com/LuLu_Brown24/status/695973741319204864

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  37. Our main defense against the cold and flu is to wash our hands often.
    maddiembrubaker {at} gmail [dot] com

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  38. Tweet link: https://twitter.com/shala_darkstone/status/696054456174030848
    maddiembrubaker {at} gmail [dot] com

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  39. It’s important to clean things that we touch often, like doorknobs sinks and toilets and wash our hands often.

    s2s2 at cox dot net

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  40. https://twitter.com/susan1215/status/696076403742154753

    s2s2 at cox dot net

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  41. We try our best to remind the kids to wash their hands constantly!

    chambanachik(at)gmail(dot)com

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  42. We wash hands frequently and use wipes to clean door knobs and bathroom to prevent the spread of cold and flu viruses in my home.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

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  43. tweet-https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/696166293913751552

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  44. Iwipe down door knobs phones and hands constantly

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  45. https://twitter.com/mkjmc/status/696355115989602306

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  46. We use the wipes to clean the doorknobs, light switches, toilet & cabinet handles, phone...and any other surface we can think of.

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  47. Tweeted
    https://twitter.com/rubylorikeet/status/696454463767212033

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  48. Wahing and wiping is the enemy of germs

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  49. https://twitter.com/sodahoney/status/696537546205999104

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  50. I prevent illnesses in my home by keeping everything as clean as possible and encouraging hand washing.

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  51. Tweet
    https://twitter.com/clc408/status/696744348789141508

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  52. I really like the convenience of the wipes when we have sickness around here. That little pup is a real heartstealer!

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  53. We wash our hands and put lotion on after we dry our hands. benz1171(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  54. https://twitter.com/benz1171/status/697202548218982402 benz1171(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  55. I love Clorox products! Used them for many years!! Especially with kids and pets!! Jenn

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  56. To prevent the spread of cold and flu viruses in my home we wash our hands with soap and water.

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  57. https://twitter.com/RachelGriesmer/status/697614953663090688

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  58. I prevent the spread of cold and flu viruses in my home by cleaning often and take lots of vitamin C. :)
    amy [at] utry [dot] it

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  59. tweeted:
    https://twitter.com/uTry_it/status/697649246397296640

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

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  60. We wash hands a lot! And use Clorox wipes in every room!
    tara.huff(at)gmail(dot)com

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  61. Wash hands. take vitamins, and keep hydrated.
    MCantu1019 at aol dot com

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  62. My wife and I both work in the medical field so its imperative that we not bring illnesses home to the kids. We make sure not to wear our work shoes home and also practice hand washing with disinfecting soaps.
    jlammers002 at woh dot rr dot com

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  63. I posted a tweet: https://twitter.com/FireRunner2379/status/699287549941047297.
    jlammers002 at woh dot rr dot com

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  64. We do lots of hand washing and of course Clorox wipes too!
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  65. tweeted: https://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/699664089933606912
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  66. We always wash our hands when coming home and always before eating and regularly disinfect counter tops and tables.
    prettyinhotpink6 at gmail dot com

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  67. Tweet: https://twitter.com/PrettyHotPink6/status/700766179594362882

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  68. I bleach the bathroom and door knobs so the germs don't spread .

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  69. Clorox wipes for everything that we touch regularly. Remotes, light switches etc.

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  70. tweet https://twitter.com/CR2786/status/701419532922056704

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  71. we wash our hands and try to stay away from sick people ;)
    stigay at comcast.net

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  72. I keep my family by boosting their immune system with a healthy diet, hand washing and frequent disinfecting.
    I use them throughout the home but my favorite place is on the door knobs, light switches and various room faucets.
    mummytotwoboys@yahoo.com

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  73. tweeted https://twitter.com/mummytotwoboys1/status/702591484680245248

    mummytotwoboys@yahoo.com

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  74. Every year it seems our household gets a bad cold, and I usually get the flu, too. So far so good, this year, though! We employ frequent handwashing to keep germs at bay, and I try to sanitize frequently-touched items. Good nutrition and sufficient sleep helps, too.
    [notheranneother {at} gmail {dot} com]

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  75. Here's the link to my tweet about your blog post and the Clorox giveaway:
    https://twitter.com/NotherAnneOther/status/702861278453358592
    Thank you!
    [notheranneother {at} gmail {dot} com]

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  76. Clorox wipes are one great way to take care of the germs and keep them from spreading. We also wash out hands a lot too!! :)
    anastasiafalling@gmail.com

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  77. Tweeted :) - https://twitter.com/Enter_Now/status/703115184877907968
    anastasiafalling@gmail.com

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  78. Basic cleanliness and lots of handwashing keeps up healthy.

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  79. tweeted
    https://twitter.com/fairydancer35/status/703987924673695748

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  80. We do a lot of hand-washing in our house to keep germs away.
    westiemks5 at yahoo dot com

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  81. Tweeted! https://twitter.com/calebaw3s0m3/status/704062017091403777

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  82. I use Clorox disinfecting wipes in the kitchen and bathroom while including doorknobs throughout the house. We also have hand sanitizer in both vehicles and one in my purse. Also, frequent hand washing. We rarely our sick here.

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  83. https://twitter.com/myfolly/status/704067071672320000

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  84. We use wipes all the time to wipe off any surface that is touched. Also frequently wash hands.

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  85. Tweet https://twitter.com/Lindiac/status/704079605884268544

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  86. We wash our hands all the time to try and prevent the spread of germs as well as use Lysol! my4boysand1@gmail.com

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  87. I tweeted
    https://twitter.com/my4boysand1/status/704106417058402304
    my4boysand1@gmail.com

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  88. First, my kids come home from school or a playmates house, I make sure they wash their hands. If someone in the house does get sick, I use Clorox wipes to wipe down faucets and handles throughout the house. Thanks so much.
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

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  89. I tweeted: https://twitter.com/peg42/status/704111054801002496
    Thanks again
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

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  90. We have 2 young boys, 2 adult dogs and 3 puppies. I go through a lot of Clorox wipes all year long. We all get flu shots and practice frequent hand washing during cold and flu season.

    eswright18 at gmail dot com

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  91. tweeted
    https://twitter.com/eswright18/status/704119781633318912
    eswright18 at gmail dot com

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  92. I don't have children at home so my preventive care is only for me. I make sure to use the wipes provided at the grocery store to wipe down the shopping cart and I take Clorox wipes to work to make sure my phone and computer are germ free.

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  93. Tweet - https://twitter.com/willitara/status/704422927475683328

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  94. i posted a tweet here:
    https://twitter.com/purplepanda1966/status/704479164905033728

    debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

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  95. we try to prevent the spread of germs by keeping our home clean and disinfected and lots of hand washing helps too!

    debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

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  96. Tweet entry https://twitter.com/Esham4life/status/704520979041685504

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  97. We actually do disinfect when people are sick in the household with lysol and clorox wipes!

    I had the tweet entry too (https://twitter.com/Esham4life/status/704520979041685504) Don't know why it shown as "unkown"

    shawn92379@gmail.com

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  98. What can I say? We try to keep things clean when people are sick faithjacklynsweeps@gmail.com

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  99. https://mobile.twitter.com/faithjacklynswe/status/704528461419958273 faithjacklynsweeps@gmail

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  100. We attempt to prevent it with washing our hands more often and cleaning more often. jammielmorey at gmail dot com

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  101. tweeted https://twitter.com/Jammie79/status/704670914001182724 jammielmorey at gmail dot com

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  102. I use simple hand washing with regular (not anti-bacterial) soap and warm water to prevent the spread of most germs. That is all most people really need to use.
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

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  103. I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/MsTofuFairy/status/704690924664823808
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

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  104. #SweepstakesEntry- comment

    Clorox products are GREAT for preventing the spread of germs in our household, especially during cold/flu season- We are all in the habit of wiping down our washing spaces (bathroom/kitchen) and doorknobs, keyboards regularly with Clorox wipes

    KC

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  105. #SweepstakesEntry tweet:

    https://twitter.com/thrincor/status/704697098592231424

    KC

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  106. I try to keep my house clean, with 6 animals and 5 people it's hard!

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  107. I use clorox or lysol wipes and spray to keep the germs at bay

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  108. tweet https://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/704712340646862849

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  109. I use Clorox wipes to clean everything every week.

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  110. tweeted
    https://twitter.com/thomasmurphy40/status/704790480475844608

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  111. I clean all common area doorknobs, laundry baskets, tablets, kids toys, and the bathroom and kitchen areas daily.

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  112. https://twitter.com/purplelover04/status/704814761138114564

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  113. I prevent the spread of cold and flu viruses in my home by using disinfecting wipes in the kitchen, bathroom and on all doorknobs. I also make sure I have plenty of anti-bacterial soap on hand to keep the hands clean.

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  114. Tweeted-https://twitter.com/birdiebee52/status/704820460656074753

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  115. I use Clorox wipes to constantly wipe down my bathrooms and kitchen. We wash our hands all the time and try to avoid big crowds. jj250@aol.com

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  116. https://twitter.com/JBeard25/status/704858721017528320

    jj250@aol.com

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  117. To prevent spreading germs we keep our hands away from our face.
    thank you

    barbara dot montyj at gmail dot com

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  118. Tweet https://twitter.com/JalapenoMama/status/704885141089488897

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