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Give Germs the Brush-Off: A Whistle-Stop Tour to Stellar Hygiene in Singapore's High-Touch Spaces!

May 18, 2023 Daniela Mae Macale

Have you got your hand on that lift button? Swiping away on your mobile screen? Pausing for a second, how many surfaces we touch daily is genuinely unique. The reality, though, is that these everyday objects are bustling hubs for germs! Thankfully, fear not – we've got your back with a fabulous guide to cleaning and sanitising these high-touch surfaces. From Singaporean homes to bustling businesses, we'll walk you through the secrets to a pristine, germ-free environment.

Why All the Fuss Over Cleaning High-Touch Surfaces?

The 'usual suspects in any setting – doorknobs, handrails, light switches, shared gadgets – are some of the most handled items. When we overlook cleaning these objects, they can quickly become germ hotspots! With the focus on public health more important than ever, we're spotlighting keeping these surfaces clean. It's time to raise the bar for hygiene and keep Singapore safe!

The Perks of a Clean Setting

You'd be mistaken to think that cleanliness is just about looking good. It's a lot more than that! Regularly cleaning high-touch surfaces helps break the cycle of cross-contamination and is vital in preventing diseases. It is especially true in offices, schools and public spaces where shared surfaces are rife. So let's get to grips with hygiene practices and ensure we're putting our best foot forward in the fight against germs!

High-Touch Surfaces: What's the Deal?

We must first understand what we're against to know how to clean. For example, high-touch surfaces get lots of 'hands-on' attention during the day. Think doorknobs, light switches, toilet handles, taps, countertops, chairs, computer keyboards and touch screens. So we need to keep a keen eye on these surfaces to minimise the risk of contamination.

The 'Overlooked' Gang


Despite best efforts, some high-touch surfaces often must catch up on the cleaning cut. The culprits? Remote controls, mobile phones, computer mouse, game controllers, fridge handles, and car door handles. So let's extend our cleaning lens to capture these commonly overlooked surfaces for a fully germ-free space!

The Highlights of Keeping High-Touch Surfaces Clean

If you're still not sold on the idea, here are a couple of crucial reasons why this matters:

Stop Germs in Their Tracks: We often transfer germs from high-touch surfaces to our hands. The next thing you know, they're finding a way into our bodies! Keeping these surfaces clean can be a game changer. It stops germs in their tracks and significantly lowers the risk of infections. It's a win-win for you and the people around you.

Boost the Appeal of Your Environment: A clean setting doesn't just prevent germs; it boosts overall well-being and sprues the atmosphere! It lends a clean aura that positively impacts people psychologically, fostering a healthy and happy environment.

How to Nail Cleaning High-Touch Surfaces?

If you're wondering how to clean and sanitise high-touch surfaces effectively, don't worry. Here are some tips for you:

  • Pick the Right Cleaning Products: The secret weapon to stellar cleaning is choosing the right products. Go for disinfectants or sanitisers designed to tackle a wide range of germs. Make sure these products get the nod from health authorities!

  • Adopt Proper Cleaning Techniques: Cleanliness is not just about the product but also the process! Kick-off by getting rid of visible dirt using a cleaning cloth. Next, bring out your chosen cleaning product and let it work its magic for the recommended time. Lastly, wipe the surface with a clean cloth, covering every nook and cranny.

  • Clean Regularly: Frequency is key! The more often you clean, the less chance germs have to set up shop. Establish a cleaning schedule and stick to it, ensuring your environment stays germ-free and sparkling!

Essential Tools for Your Cleaning Arsenal

To truly up your cleaning game, it's crucial to have the right tools at your disposal. Here's a list of must-haves for your cleaning toolkit:

And remember to add a selection of storage boxes and baskets from HOUZE to keep your cleaning supplies organised and within reach!

To sum it up, keeping Singapore clean and safe starts with you. By embracing good hygiene practices and investing in the right cleaning tools, we can create a healthier environment for all. So let's make Singapore sparkle!

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