This post is sponsored by Microban 24

It’s that time of year – the heart of winter, when people are taking extra steps to avoid feeling run down or under the weather. So I’ve put together some tips and tricks on how we can prepare our homes and protect our families this winter.

It may seem like common knowledge but don’t underestimate the importance of washing your hands and washing them often. As parents, our kids learn these behaviors from us so we need to make sure they are washing and that they see us washing. Another way is keeping our immune systems strong. For my family, this looks like eating healthy, getting enough sleep, and incorporating the proper vitamins into our diets.

You also want to introduce a routine for your kids when visitors come by. As a busy mom, I’m constantly looking for convenient solutions that make my life easier. So in my home, I actually set up a sanitation station right at the front door with hand sanitizer and Microban 24 Sanitizing Spray to keep surfaces in my home protected. I like to ask my daughter to run to the door to greet each visitor (a great habit) and ask them to wash their hands while she takes their coats. I use Microban 24 Sanitizing Spray once a day, every day, so that when guests stop by, I have the peace of mind that Microban 24 keeps killing 99.9% of bacteria for up to 24 hours, touch after touch.* All you have to do is spray and walk away. From there, it will fight against bacteria all day.* An added bonus is that my child gets to see firsthand how I am proactively protecting the high-touch surfaces in our house.

And be sure to focus on keeping clean and sanitizing high-touch areas like stair railings and entryway tables, but also smaller areas we often forget like door handles and light switches.

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When used as directed, effective against Staphylococcus aureus & Enterobacter aerogenes bacteria for 24 hours. Microban 24 does not provide 24-hour residual virus protection.