Unfortunately, as COVID is running it's course the second time around as way too many people are being irresponsible with the recommendations that have been put in place nearly all over the world, I am no longer cleaning at this time. This is due to the fact that mine and my daughters lives are my top my priority and I am choosing to isolate myself from the world.
COVID has given people the opportunity to actually pay attention in this life to the things that matter. Many still have not grasped this even after 8 months of living with COVID, if Science and the past information that we are told to believe are true then viruses can not be cured, two basic ones that come to mind are influenza and herpes simplex (cold sores). How many times have you been to a GP over the years to be told, it's a "viral infection", there is nothing we can do about that, take some panadol and get some sleep!! I'm sure those words trigger memories as I have 2 children and heard that many times. So, for me as Science has not caught up to the speed that nature evolves my priority is enjoying the life we have and living it, as COVID has killed nearly 770K people worldwide since Jan 01 2020. If I am meant to get COVID then that will happen but as I have been blessed with children and a beautiful life I have created for us then I will live it and after 7 years of maintaining many people's lives in Ballarat it is about time that my life is more important to me.
BUY Face Masks For Large People and Men With Beards
One week before Victoria had to wear masks mandatory I put up an add on FB with a mask that I just thought, hey let's see if I get a sale or two. I did not have a plan or even thought they would sell but as I build my own websites and run my own small businesses I sold over 500 masks in 8 days, that were made to order. I had no stock, just material that I purchased the day before I put the add up, so once paid for I made them. The first order was made via Buy, Swap and Sell, 10 please! So I rush home after work and smash out 10 masks, of course she did not turn up or reply to messages until two days later with excuses as people do, but sold them to someone who didn't mess me about. So figured no thanks, time is precious so put them up on my art site and sold hundreds within hours.
I spent 16 days straight sewing 18 hour days to try and get all of these masks out, all by myself. while looking after my daughter and everything else that life throws at you. Yes 18 hour days sewing!! No time for eating or sleeping as $10 orders became the priority. I was overwhelmed to say the least, but I'm always a woman on a mission to help others so it is what it is. I was even sewing on my Birthday, could you imagine doing that or even half of that for the human race?
After 16 days of it I have decided that I am just specializing in Extra Large Face Masks and Face Masks for Bearded Men and as COVID is now circulating in NSW again hopefully the rest of Australia will learn from Victorias mistakes and masks up early.
Cleaning and disinfection
Cleaning and disinfecting are two different processes: Cleaning means physically removing germs, dirt and organic matter from surfaces.
Disinfecting means using chemicals or steam to kill germs on surfaces. It’s important to clean before disinfecting because organic matter and dirt can reduce the ability of disinfectants to kill germs.
A combination of cleaning and disinfection will be most effective in removing the COVID-19 virus. Cleaning reduces the soil load on the surface, allowing the disinfectant to work and kill the COVID-19 virus. Disinfectant may not kill the virus if the surface has not been cleaned with a detergent first.
This is my homemade recipe for the spray that I use at most eco-friendly cleaning jobs.
I fill a spray bottle half with methylated spirits (make sure it has the required 70% ethanol that has been proven to kill the COVID-19 virus on surfaces), 3 cap fulls of hydrogen peroxide, 10 drops of essential oil (lavender and tea tree are antibacterial), and fill the rest with water. It is recommended that this stays on a surface for 10 minutes then is wiped down with a clean dry cloth.
If you are someone that does not mind the smell of vinegar then you can use that too, it needs to be 4%. Coles sells a double strength one but I find this too over powering to use on a daily basis and on the many homes I clean in a week. So do prefer the ethanol solution I make as the alcohol smell dissipates in the air.