This week marks the official beginning to traveling the week of Christmas. While most of us have already been traveling for the holidays with
Thanksgiving under our belts, literally and physically, we sometimes are not alone in our jaunts to visit family. Fall and Winter mark when reduced temperature and the gathering of people, and of course the conception of the cold and flu season with all the germs cohabitating such a rich environment. So what can we do to ward off, prevent, or even be proactive in the holiday travel season to reduce the spread of germs that cause the cold and flu?
My helpful hints when traveling in confined spaces for hours at a
time and to help prevent the spread of germs that cause the cold and flu viruses:
- Wash, wash, wash. Washing
your hands is the single most important thing to do no matter what.
Including after restroom use, after a sneeze, after anyone else
sneezes or coughs. The saying, cleanliness is next to godliness is
no joke when warding off or preventing the cold or flu.
- Carry tissue. Tissue can catch a sneeze, boogars for the
kids, and this tool is such a simple item. Not to mention if you
are stuck on a plane or train for your holiday travels, offer up
one to your neighbor who might already be fighting a cold, cough,
or the flu. Carry a box in your car, you never know when the kids
may need a quick tissue.
- Carry disinfecting
gel. Travel and pocket size are great for purses and on the go for
busy moms, dads, and anyone else. Especially if you are again in a
plane, train, or automobile for your holiday travels and are unable
to get to the nearest restroom to wash your hands. Hand sanitizer
is a great tool when used properly.
- Disinfecting wipes. I love disinfecting wipes. I have
them strategically placed all over my house and a travel size in my
purse for those not so clean moments, especially while traveling.
Who knows when the last time that seat or upright tray was cleaned,
so why not give it a good wipe down. Clorox
offers some great products for disinfecting wipes to store around
the house and even on the go.
Don’t forget that Clorox offers a great hard surface spray as well for cleaning those stingy
items that harbor germs and bacteria long after the holiday cheer. For a full list of helpful household hints to keep your family healthy through the holidays and while traveling this holiday season, visit the Clorox site for more details. Happy Holidays!