This is an Aprilaire sponsored post.
Are your college kids coming home for winter break? Will you have your family home all day every day in the house during the cold winter break? Me too! Let’s talk about how to keep your family healthy during winter break.
This week my college kids come home and will be here for a month. I’m hoping they only bring home dirty laundry and summer clothes, but with all the new germs they have been exposed to, I’m sure they will be bringing some of that home with them too.
Keeping Your Family Healthy During Winter Break
There are things you can do to your home and your family personally can do to stay healthy over the winter.
- Clean thoroughly before everyone comes home. You want to start with a clean slate (pun intended)!
- Have college kids do their laundry as soon as they come home. Notice I didn’t say you should do it for them. But have them leave the laundry in the laundry room and they should do it soon.
- Wipe down surfaces like doorknobs, kitchen counters, bathrooms, phones, remotes, and keyboards daily. These are the places we touch the most and where we leave germs.
- Keep humidity levels between 30-50%. Winter is dry and having a humidifier will let you control the humidity in your home. This will help prevent your family from getting the flu or bronchitis. Dry air can also aggravate allergies and asthma. With Aprilaire’s thermostat and app, you can control the levels with your smartphone. It’s very easy.
- Get outside daily for fresh air. Even when it’s cold out, it’s important to get some fresh air and sun (don’t forget the sunscreen). Take a family walk after dinner. Fresh air and exercise are vital to keeping your family healthy.
- Clean the air in your home. The air you breathe in your home needs to be clean too. Cleaner air will keep your family healthier. An air purifier will make sure your family is always breathing the healthiest air.
When your family is together, you don’t want to spend your time worrying about germs. Nor do you want to waste those precious moments being sick. Being proactive and doing what you can to prevent getting sick is better than spending a week being sick.
Be sure to check out my post to help you get your home ready for holiday guests.
What do you do to keep your family healthy over the winter break?
Disclose: This is an Aprilaire sponsored post. All opinions are my own.