The coronavirus came to modify from our work routine to our consumption and cleaning habits. Focusing on cleaning, it is essential to take this practice to the pantry.
It should be noted that so far, there is no scientific evidence to prove the spread of COVID-19 through food purchased in supermarkets or self-service stores; however, it is not a subject to be treated lightly, and it is best to clean each of the items in our pantry. Here we share six simple ways to do it.
1. Wash your hands
Wash your hands before, and after cleaning your products, do it for 40 seconds rubbing your hands very well and with plenty of soap.
2. Take advantage of the properties of vinegar
You may not know it, but vinegar is a great disinfectant. The best way to use it is to clean your pantry products by mixing 200 ml of vinegar with half a liter of water and soak your fruits, vegetables, and packaged food in the mixture for 10 minutes.
Another way to do it is to mix liquid soap, water, and vinegar in equal parts, spray the products with the mixture, rub with a sponge, and rinse with plenty of water.
3. Don’t forget the chlorine
Dilute two tablespoons of bleach in a liter of water, soak a sponge with the liquid and start cleaning your food and products.
4. A touch of salt and lemon
If you don’t have any of the products already mentioned, another option is mixing the juice of three lemons, two tablespoons of salt, and half a liter of water; This way, you will get a natural disinfectant to clean your food.
5. Wash your fruits and vegetables
The Institute of Ecology verified that viruses are protected by a layer of fat that breaks on contact with soap molecules, so fruits and vegetables should be thoroughly washed with soap and water for a minimum period of 20 seconds. In addition, a special sponge must be used; that is, it is not the same sponge with which the dishes are washed.
6. Disinfect containers
In the case of packaged, packaged, or canned products, it is necessary to clean the packaging either with soap and water, disinfectant with 70% alcohol, or with sanitizing wipes.