Fun fact: Cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting all have different definitions. The short version: Cleaning removes germs from surfaces or objects, while sanitizing lowers the number of germs to a safe level and disinfecting kills them. In hindsight, this fact doesn't feel super surprising, but learning it made me want to check out all the home cleaning products stashed under my sink and closely inspect their labels. Turns out, a lot of the surface cleaners I've been using for years don't have much germ-killing power at all.
Since I know many of us are more curious than ever about how to keep our homes as safe as possible, I did a bit of research and put together this handy infographic to show how to achieve your home-cleaning goals with whatever products you may already have handy.
No need to brave a trip to the store or deal with the frustration of out-of-stock online shopping — just use the infographic below to help determine which products from your collection can work for different spaces in your home. Ready to get started? Here's what you need to know to tackle your home's high-touch surfaces:
This post is sponsored by Microban 24.