Killing germs, ONE bug at a time! {$1,000 Visa gift card giveaway}


 

So I admit it, I am a germ PHOBE {freak}

Not really a freak, but I do have a phobia about germs.

I refuse to touch a toilet bowl handle out in public, {I use my foot}

and most times I try not to even touch a door handle, I use my sleeve if I can.

Have you ever had the Flu?

Source

Well if you have, it is a virus you NEVER, EVER forget!

NOR, do you ever want to even risk getting again.

I had the flu back in 2009.

First time in my life.

Don’t even get me started about getting the chicken pox the year prior.

I was DOWN for the COUNT

for days.

and then it took

weeks to really feel back to normal again, on both accounts.

Now as for the common cold…well they just stink!

{source}

I get one once a year.

They sure do make you feel M I S E R A B L E!

I beat those pretty fast though these past few years.

I wipe DOWN everything with clorox disinfecting wipes.

I go in a store and the first thing I do is

wipe down the carts.

I get in the car

I sanitize my hands.

My husband, who is a Pharmacist, swears by the Clorox wipes.

He also wipes down

everything.

all

the

time.

You have no idea of the germs he is exposed to and things he sees on a daily basis.

Let’s just say YUCK together!

He rarely gets sick though.

In fact, I can’t even recall the last time him being down for the count.

We also have two sons, ages 15 and 11.

Now we all know schools are major germ infested.

In the beginning of every school year the teachers send home a wish list.

You can bet some Clorox wipes are always on the list, and you can bet,

I am sending my boys in with the jumbo canister.

Knock on wood, the boys rarely are ill.

They too fight a minor virus pretty quickly.

With this year’s flu outbreak, it is more important than ever for families to be prepared to help fight flu – both inside and outside the home.

Help prevent the spread of germs by practicing healthy habits like these:

Wash Hands Frequently: Wash hands with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds.

Disinfect Germ Hot Spots: Disinfect the surfaces you touch frequently – like the remote control, doorknobs, light switches, faucets and plastic toys with Clorox Disinfecting Wipes to kill flu viruses.

Do the Elbow Cough: Cough and sneeze into your elbow instead of your hands to help prevent the spread of germs by touch.

Follow Good Health Guidelines: Eat right, exercise and get plenty of sleep to help boost your body’s ability to fight the effects of colds

Visit Clorox.com to learn more about the importance of disinfecting and other tips for keeping you and your family happy and healthy.

*Use as directed

“Which are your favorite Clorox cleaning products that help

keep you and your family healthy?”

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Comments

  1. says

    We ALWAYS are stocked up on Clorox Wipes. I am a MAJOR germaphobe as well. We never use a public restroom unless we have to and then only certain ones. The boys know not to put their hands in their mouth or on their face when at school and to wash their hands at school whenever possible. Knocking n wood this school year Oldest has had perfect attendance and Littliest has only been out one due to the fever virus.

  2. Lou Ann Newell says

    Hi Debbie!
    I love your site!! Speaking of the flu this year we have a nasty one! My husband and I both have had it this past week. The main thing to do is stay at home and do not get out and spread those germs!! Like you we use hand sanitizer and wash our hands with soap and warm water. I believe that the song they tell you to sing is twinkle twinkle little star!! I am also a big fan of the Clorox wipes. I wipe my kitchen down with them and the door handles and anything else that we touch. This also includes the cell phones and computer keyboard!! I also worked in a pharmacy many years back and I was never sick either. I think that you are exposed to germs and you build up the immunity to most of them. I am hoping that you and your husband and boys do not catch this bug! It is nasty!! Have a great week and keep those Clorox wipes on hand!!

  3. Brenda says

    I’m firm believer in the Clorex wipes, use them everywhere…..I also use Clorex toilet bowl cleaner too…
    Brenda

  4. says

    I swear by Clorox wipes, use them all the time everywhere. I’m also a big Clorox Bleach user in my whites and towels and sheets. My laundry always comes out crisp white and fresh smelling and germ free.

  5. Louis says

    we are a huge fan of the clorox wipes, always having a canister in the kitchen, the bathroom and the car
    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    Louis
    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

  6. says

    Well, a thousand dollars would get me a lot of Clorox Wipes! I won’t use anything else in my bathrooms. I hate cleaning with a cloth that I have to wash out constantly…eww!! A quick swipe with these on the counter or toilet and I’m done…just throw it away! What could be easier?

  7. Sonny says

    thats quite a giveaway.. my daughters first job was in daycare and thats when we learned the bleach water spray trick. used it to wipe down everything and it really helped keep the germs under control..
    if parents would have done this at home it would have worked even better.

  8. Maureen says

    I have the wipes all over the house. I have a container in the kitchen and in the bathrooms and in the garage. I am very conscientious about the germs and not spreading them to other members of my family.

  9. says

    I love Clorox wipes I have them all over the house. I am a germ person too, I don’t touch anything and after I wash my hands in a public restroom I make sure I have a clean papertowel in my hand to open the door.

    Cynthia

  10. says

    Love Clorox products. Anything to help keep us healthy right? Those wipes are the best thing ever. In between cleaning is a breeze with a quick swish. Nothing ever gets out of hand that way. I like to keep things nice and clean and those help me stay on top of it! I love them!!

  11. Robin Bonvino says

    I use Clorox Clean-up to wipe down the counters after each meal. SImple and fast. Clorox wipes in the bathrooms a MUST! My Mom used Clorox bleach for everything when I was growing up and now my daughter uses Clorox products in her home. It is a multi generational product!!!! Thanks for the chance to win.

  12. says

    We are more alike than you know,I too flush with my foot,and use the disposable towel to open the door,I can’t touch a grocery cart without first wiping the handle(Kroger always has lots of sanitized towels at the door).I keep bottles of hand sanitize in truck and car,and in my handbag.Call me crazy,but I am germ scared-e-cat.
    I keep ton’s of all clorex products on hand at all times.
    ~JO @ LoblollyLane

  13. GinaE says

    I use my foot too, Debbie! Clorox wipes are something I would even want on a dessert island. I can’t live without them. I use them constantly and even have some in my car. Many thanks for the chance to win!

  14. Deborah says

    I totaly believe in Lysol wipes or clorox wipes. I spray the house with Lysol everyday during the winter. We use clorox cleaner for the toliets. Soap and water for the hand washing everytime I pass the sink.

  15. says

    I have not used these wipes before. Will check them out. I put Clorox in a spray bottle and dilute it with water and spray my showers with it.

  16. Jan Penner says

    As a fellow germaphobe, Clorox bleach is essential for certain loads of laundry in my book, especially when laundering kitchen towels, etc., but like so many others here, the Clorox wipes are my favorite weapon in the war on household germs. Effective and convenient.

  17. Andrea says

    how appropriate…..I work at a junior college…..these things are my best friend. I actually set out a container of clorox wipes to take tomorrow…everyone is sick and touching everything. Clorox wipes to the rescue. We also love them at home….I use them for everyday cleaning and particularly when someone at home is sick…right this very minute my poor daugther is suffering from a viral ick…..my son wouldn’t use their bathroom until I wiped it down with clorox wipes….even he knows their power!!!! I don’t know how I lived without them!
    Andrea
    AndeM1@hotmail.com

  18. says

    My son is a heart transplant recipient (FIVE years post transplant!!!!!) and must take oodles of anti-rejection drugs which lower his immune system. I use Clorox EVERYWHERE! I keep a container of wipes in every bathroom and both the main kitchen and the kitchenette on his floor. I use Clorox bleach DAILY to clean the bathrooms top to bottom and in our laundry to sanitize sheets and towels. Thanks to Clorox I can gratefully say that even with his depressed immune system, my courageous son has rarely gotten the colds and bugs that inevitably come along. Even his doctors are impressed!

    gena

  19. says

    Ok, I have never tried them, but I am getting the Clorox wipes!! I’m a little germ a phobe too. Here is a new one for you…I heard that menu’s in restaurants are the worst. something else I can obsess about

    Carol

  20. Laurie says

    I L-O-V-E Clorox wipes! I keep them in the kitchen, the bathrooms, my car, everywhere that I am constantly wiping away germs!

  21. JolieAnne says

    I agree with you-germs are everywhere we go.
    I try to make the best of it by cleaning all the
    surfaces with wipes. I wash my hands a lot!
    I would love to win the Visa card promotion!
    I love your blog, too!

  22. Mari Whitney says

    Clorox wipes are a MUST in my household. I, too, am a germ-a-phobic! I use them everywhere! I have a can in the car, my beach bag, my purse, and in every bathroom and in the kitchen!

  23. Sue says

    I carry the Clorox wipes with me all,of the time! I touch nothing – I even wipe off s/p shakers and ketchup bottles when in a restaurant. Love the idea of this great giveaway. :-)

  24. Solducky says

    I love the wipes for quick clean up in the bathroom or kitchen. I use vinegar a lot for cleaning, but when I want something really clean I use the clorox wipes.

  25. amy pugmire says

    We use the Clorox Disinfecting Wipes for EVERYTHING! I don’t know what i would do without them.
    especially with 3 little ones I am disinfecting our entire house daily.

  26. says

    My favorite Clorox Product are the Clorox Disinfecting Wipes. I honestly just started using them about 2 weeks ago. My daughter recently started in daycare and brought home the millions of germs that live there. After spending 2 weeks being sick my mother-n-law brought me two cans of Clorox Disinfecting Wipes. Within days of using them the entire house was well again! (FYI- That’s three people) I keep one can upstairs and one can downstairs for easy accessibility! I use them for everything!! I love the fact that they are multipurpose and can be used on glass, stainless steel and wood! Name another product that can do that!?! GO CLOROX DISINFECTING WIPES! Thanks for getting my family well!

    Alaya

  27. Serina says

    Clorox wipes. Their convienient and portable making it easy and handy to wipe the germs away. Helping to keep the whole family from getting the bug!

  28. Leslee in TN says

    My favorite Clorox products are the Clorox Disinfectant Cleaner spray, the Clorox Wipes, and Clorox Bleach which I use in my laundry for whites. Have used these products for years, and I spaz-out if I run out, without spares in my supplies closet! Sorry I have no blog.

  29. says

    I love the Clorox wipes for the convenience they offer. Heck I can even give one to the kids and actually feel like they cleaned something. Best.invention.ever

  30. says

    Hi, Debbie!
    What an awesome giveaway!!
    I don’t like the germs either…I’m always wiping something down and using hand sanitizer. The flu has been awful this year. Working with kids all day at school doesn’t help! We’re always happy when the parents bring in their donations of wipes…very helpful!
    Hope you and your family are all doing well. Have a great week! :-)

  31. Laura says

    You sound just like me! After years working in the public school system (plus raising 4 children), I have seen it all!
    Cover your cough is my mantra!
    I clean door knobs, controls, keys, steering wheel, every day…and especially after a shopping trip.
    I even take cleaning products with us on trips so I can wipe down the hotel…and…this may sound really odd, but…I never sit, nor touch (other with my foot or a kleenex in hand) on any toilet – except my own – or a family mebers.
    Clorox wipes are a staple in our home – right up there with flour and sugar. I have them in my car…mini package in my purse, in each bathroom and stocked up in our pantry!

    We avoid theatres in flu season too.

    Just common sense to some things…and germaphobia to others!

  32. Jessie C. says

    Clorox disinfecting wipes and Clorox bleach are my favorite products to keep the house clean and my family healthy.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

  33. Bj says

    I have never flushed with my foot. I just use toilet paper and throw it in when it flushes. I use their other products and am thinking I may need to pick up the wipes to try!
    Hugs,

  34. Sonya Morris says

    First of all, I am super impressed that your husband is not sick more being a pharmacist!
    My favorite Clorox product is the disinfecting wipes and I use them daily in the kitchen. I am so obsessed with killing germs in our house (I won’t get into how I am in public) that the bathrooms are tackled with Clorox Bleach on a weekly basis and touched up here in there with Clorox wipes. In fact, I haven’t used a Clorox product yet that I don’t love!

  35. Susan Smith says

    My favorite Clorox Product are the Clorox Disinfecting Wipes, I use them for everything from my keyboard to doorknobs. I love that they are so easy to use, just wipe and throw away.

  36. sy says

    After a bad flu last year we started disinfecting common areas with clorox wipes, like faucets, door knobs, keyboards, mouse, handles of any kind. We also use clorox spray to clean counters.
    songyueyu at gmail

  37. Ashley Hatten says

    I love the Clorox wipes and spray, which are both convenient and great to have on hand! I use them both pretty much on a daily basis to reduce germs! Thanks!
    ashleygatewood1(AT)gmail.com

  38. says

    My favorite Clorox cleaning products that help keep me and my family healthy is the toilet bowl cleanser. The special design top at an angle really reach hard to reach places in the toilet bowl. Make the cleaning much easier!

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  39. D SCHMIDT says

    I like to use the Clorox® Clean-Up® Cleaner with Bleach in my bathrooms and kitchen and the Clorox Wipes everywhere! I even keep some of them in my bag

  40. Jammie says

    The clorex wipes are our favorite. They help keeps the germs at bay in the kitchen and bathroom. I also like to carry them in the car. sweepmorey at gmail dot com

  41. Janice Cooper says

    I love using Clorox clean up for the kitchen and bathroom and Clorox wipes. We even keep Clorox Disinfecting wipes in the car for our hands

  42. Whitney says

    The clorox wipes are amazing for the office too. This time of the year too many people are sick and it’s so easy to spread it being in such close proximity for so many hours out of the week.

    whitney.bellows11 at gmail dot com

  43. says

    I really really like Green Works…all of their products are great and work great and help keep the entire ecosystem healthy! I especially like the convenience of the surface wipes!

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