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Spring Cleaning Tips During COVID-19

The time-honored tradition of spring cleaning has never felt as urgent and important as it does now. As the country continues to go through the COVID-19 pandemic, cleanliness and sanitation have become top priority considerations for American residents, many of whom are stuck working and staying at home. As the time to deep clean your home comes nearer, our Cleveland movers have come up with a few coronavirus cleaning tips you can follow to ensure you home is fresh, clean, and safe!  

Start With All-Purpose Cleaner

While cleaning surfaces in your home alone does not kill germs, it does remove them and reduce the risk of infection. With that in mind, deep cleaning your home can help boost your other coronavirus prevention methods. Start by cleaning your home’s surfaces using a multipurpose or all-purpose cleaner. These cleaning products are designed to work on all types of surfaces. For nontoxic options, look for the Method or Seventh Generation brands. For options that clean and disinfect at the same time, try the all-purpose cleaners with bleach from Clorox or Lysol (these are popular with our Cleveland local movers).

Use EPA-Registered Disinfectants Only

Once your surfaces are clean, sanitize highly used areas like the kitchen, bathrooms, office, and living room. Be sure to disinfect doorknobs, tables, desks, and anywhere else you often put hands on. Unlike cleaning, disinfecting does kill germs and if you use the right products, it can even kill the coronavirus. When choosing disinfectant products, look through the list published by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency of registered disinfectant sprays and wipes: List N: Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2.

Don’t Underestimate the Power of Soap

There is a very good reason why the CDC recommends people regularly wash their hands with soap and warm water to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Not only does soap remove germs, it has been shown to kill the virus. Both bar soap and liquid soap dissolve the fat membrane of the SARS-CoV-2 virus (the coronavirus that caused COVID-19 disease).1 This leads the virus to fall apart and die (become inactive).

It is difficult for many people to find disinfectant cleaning products due to low stock caused by panic buying. Fortunately, regular liquid soap is a good alternative to bleach-based and alcohol-based disinfectants. Chances are high that most stores around your area are well-stocked with soap. So, one of our spring cleaning tips during COVID-19 is to try using soap.

Soap is effective at removing germs and viruses from your skin but is also effective at cleaning household surfaces and preventing the spread of coronavirus. Just be sure to rinse away the soap suds with warm water. Go over the surface again with vinegar or all-purpose cleaner to get rid of any soap residue.

Here at All My Sons Moving & Storage, we thank our clients for trusting us with their relocation. Given the increased attention of COVID-19 (coronavirus), we want to assure all clients that their safety and our employees’ safety are a top priority. While we’re experts in moving, we want our clients to know that we’re actively implementing the health and safety guidelines outlined by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to ensure we take the proper precautions.

We’ve instructed our employees that experience symptoms, defined by the CDC, to not report to work and instead contact their doctors. We ask that if you or any of your family members have experienced COVID-19 symptoms, please let us know immediately so we can take the proper additional precautions.

As a company, we believe in serving our community and supporting each other, especially during difficult times. We believe in the power of us, all of us!


COVID-19 Resources

1. World Health Organization – Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Pandemic

2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Coronavirus (COVID-19)

3. City of Cleveland Ohio – Cleveland COVID-19 Dashboard

4. Ohio Department of Health – Coronavirus (COVID-19)



1. Pall Thordarson, The Guardian – The science of soap – here’s how it kills the coronavirus