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Apr 122013
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I’ve partnered with LYSOL to share their new concept, Healthing, with you.  It goes beyond just cleaning, to ensure your family stays healthy.  As a self-confessed germaphobe, who’s still sitting here sick for the gazillionth time this season, I love this idea.  We take a few extra steps here at our house to try and stay healthy.  I’m sure you’ve heard me mention how the kids and I always wash our hands as soon as we get home, every time.  I also like to let the kids take a disinfecting wipe and go wipe door knobs, handles, and light switches – you know, the places everyone is touching all the time.

Lysol Healthing

Not only for my family, but everywhere, it’s been one of the worst cold and flu seasons in a decade.  So, this spring, LYSOL wants to encourage people to adopt a lifestlye change, and instead of Spring Cleaning, practice Spring “Healthing!”  One of the first steps to Healthing is understanding the difference between cleaning and disinfecting.  Cleaning and organizing are important, but killing germs on surfaces that are commonly touched by your family members can lower the risk of spreading bacteria and viruses.  Personally, I also love (LOVE) that LYSOL realizes that Healthing needs to go beyond just the home.  Just one of the ways they’re doing that is connecting with 65,000 schools to promote healthy habits and good hygiene.

Because mom isn't at school but cooties are.

Here’s some of my favorite tips for Healthing from LYSOL:

  • Use a disinfectant product, like LYSOL® Disinfecting Wipes, to help ensure you’re killing germs as you clean, and think beyond the usual places. Be sure to clean even the smallest surfaces, such as light switches.
  • Make it a family activity and tailor tasks to specific age groups.  Give younger children simpler, one-step tasks like dusting or picking toys up off the floor, and save the more complex jobs, such as vacuuming, scrubbing, and disinfecting for older members of the family.
  • Remember to practice proper hand washing as well after you clean, either with soap and water for 20 seconds or a hand sanitizer. Hand washing is the single most important thing you can do to prevent illness, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Healthing Is Killing Germs

Ready to learn more about Healthing?

In select US markets, LYSOL and Giuliana Rancic have partnered together to visit YMCAs to demonstrate Healthing.  At each location attendees will get hands-on education about products and steps to improve hygiene habits in their houses.  (They will make sure it’s fun and relatable to kids, too.)  LYSOL will also provide educational information and products to the local YMCAs and donate a one-year membership to a deserving family.

You can also find out more about LYSOL’s Healthing Initiative by connecting with them online:

Disclosure: I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for LYSOL®. I received a promotional item to thank me for participating.

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  One Response to “Beyond Cleaning: Healthing”

  1. Thank you for posting, Tamara! My little guys & I have been sickly lately… even with disinfecting and washing our hands often, there’s just no way around the germs since it’s their first year of school! Doesn’t help that I kept them in bubbles when they were babies, hehe! Happy to see that Lysol is thinking about our family’s health!!
    I LOVE this —> ‘Because Mom isn’t at school, but cooties are.’ ;)
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